Freshly nominated for the 2017 BBC Folk Award Best Duo (an award they won in 2015) Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have a unique and captivating sound that forges haunting vocals with intricately expressive guitar sounds.
Their ovation-stirring rendition of the traditional ballad ‘The Banks of The Sweet Primroses’ at the televised awards ceremony garnered them an army of fans including Robet Plant, 6 music’s Cerys Matthews and Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis, and they went on last year to sign to the latter’s label and release their 5* album ‘Overnight’.
Praised across the board by the press for its ambition and delicacy, it is an album of wonder and depth. The classic quality of the songs, the meticulous beauty of the arrangements, the blanket-warm production and perfect pairing of exquisite vocals and virtuosic guitar is the culmination of everything these idiosyncratically talented musicians have been working towards since they first met.
The supporting act will be Kezia, a beautiful singer songwriter from Cornwall. Of Kezia, Lee Trewhel, Cornish Guardian said: ‘If one musician is worthy of a special mention this year it’s Kezia, the young singer-songwriter from Camborne who astonished all who saw her across Cornwall, with her mature voice and mesmerising performances. Shouts of “our own Laura Marling” aren’t far off the mark.’
Please note: This will be a seated gig, and will take place in the outdoor Amphitheate if the weather is good! If not, we’ll be in the Barn.
Tickets are £10 (£8 for Local Residents with proof of address) and are available by clicking the link below, or by calling the Eco Park Box Office (Tues-Fri during office hours) on 01209 891500