Spiers & Boden
Fallow Ground Tour 2021
Tuesday 28 September 2021, 8.00pm
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Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’, John Spiers and Jon Boden rocketed onto the scene in 2001. As Spiers & Boden they won a clutch of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - the Horizon Award for best newcomer in 2003, and the Best Duo Award in 2004 and 2006. A sojourn in Eliza Carthy & the Ratcatchers included a performance at the Mercury Music Prize Awards. And after years of successful touring, in 2011 they headlined their own star-studded show at London's Shepherd’s Bush Empire to celebrate their tenth anniversary.
Meanwhile they had used their early success as a duo to found the ground-breaking folk big band Bellowhead, fronted by the duo, which went on to Royal Albert Hall sell-outs, Proms In the Park successes, multiple awards, signing with Universal Records and over 250,000 album sales.
Inevitably Bellowhead increasingly dominated their time and in 2014 Spiers & Boden made the difficult choice to rest the duo. It was a tough decision. Spiers & Boden had earned a place in the hearts of the folk audience that few could rival and the disbelief at the dissolution of the duo was only matched when in 2016 Bellowhead itself took a final bow.
Since then Jon Boden has carved out a career as both a solo performer and with his own band, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, while continuing to work on his creative trilogy of albums exploring a post-apocalyptic world and his work writing music for theatre. John Spiers went on to form successful performance collaborations with Peter Knight (Steeleye Span, Feast Of Fiddles) and separately Jackie Oates, and is a member of the recently formed Gigspanner Big Band. Then discussions in late 2019 broached the idea of reforming Spiers & Boden, new recording, new touring. By Christmas it was agreed that the duo would be back in 2021 and preparations began.....
Indie-Folk-Americana Bristolian Singer-Songstress Lady Nade has a tender, powerful, velveteen voice, and a knack for creating memorable melodies, using authentic and powerful narratives. A dedicated food aficionado, she often pours creativity into every song, lavishing them with a recipe to match, filling your heart with words and melodies that nourish both body and soul.
“There is no mistaking the tender, powerful, velveteen vocals of Lady Nade.”
"Love her voice - check her out’ "
Mark Radcliffe - The Folk Show - BBC Radio2
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Lady Nade started writing poems and songs as a form of healing from grief, performing in venues across her native city of Bristol, her work developed into a calling to connect with her fans on a deeper level and help lead them through life’s complicated tapestry with the healing power of music. She pours creativity into every song, often lavishing them with a recipe to match.
Lady Nade has learnt that loss and grief isn’t something one can recover from alone and with her music and recipes she creates a communal experience that everyone can enter into on their own terms.
Performing in countless locations, from underground bars to festival fields, concert venues and European cities supporting the likes of Grammy Nominated ‘Yola’ and recently appearing on Channel 4 ‘Traitors’. Her increasing profile has earned her endorsement from Taylor Guitars, Sontronics and Icon Films, earning plaudits on BBC2 Mark Radcliffe - The Folk Show, BBC Bristol Introducing. France National Radio and Sam Bain (writer of Peep show and Freshman) ‘Yours Truly, Pierre Stone’ BB4 Radio Show.
This Bristolian Singer-Songstress fills your heart with words and melodies that nourish both body and soul. Weaving Indie-Folk into Americana, her performances are like a reunion. Share a room with her, and she'll give you her story. All of it. The joys and sorrows. You will love her for it, and she will love you back.
Harnessing the flavours of her second album release, and cooking up her third sensory delight. The ingredients for her follow up album 'Safe Place' are simmering away nicely, and will be brought to the table in Spring 2021.