Thursday 4th February 2016 -
Steve Knightley – All At Sea
Phil Beer, Steve’s partner in folk duo Show Of Hands, is also performing at Ropetackle on Friday 25th March.
“One of England’s greatest singer songwriters” ~ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
In early 2014 Steve Knightley, one half of celebrated folk duo Show Of Hands, set out on his 160 date ‘Grow Your Own Gig’ tour of rural village halls. Once described by The Times as the “gravel voiced spokesman of the rural poor” and possessing a vast repertoire of songs about those who live and work in the countryside, this journey finally came to an end in September 2015.
In 2016 he has decided to turn his attention to maritime venues around the shoreline of England and Wales. This new All At Sea tour will find him playing in seaside halls, an Elizabethan Fort, on boats, and in a rich variety of performing spaces all within sight of the waves and the tide.
As Steve says: “As a West country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers. Now I’m going to be able to sing them with the sound of the sea in the distance – I can’t wait!”