Live Folk with Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin
Following on from Steve Knightly and Phill Beer, live folk at the Hall continues with Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin performing on Thursday May 16th 2013.
Recently described as, "Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo" (Seth Lakeman), Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin combine influences as diverse as English folk music, Indian classical and American blues to create a sound that is "textured, hypnotic and utterly captivating" (Steve Knightley, Show Of Hands).
Using slide guitars, fiddle, banjo, vocals, and even beatbox harmonica, their debut album, Singing The Bones, has garnered warm praise from the likes of Mike Harding (BBC Radio Two), Fiona Talkington (BBC Radio Three), and fRoots Magazine.
They have played everywhere from Maida Vale Studios to Nashville, Tennessee; and are regulars on the festival circuit, from Glastonbury Festival to the Ham Marquee at Sidmouth Folk Week.
Tickets: £9 advance, £10 on the door. Buy online, or at Bradfield Village Post Office.
Thursday 16th May - 7.30pm
Quotes and reviews
"I was completely knocked out by this duo...I've been playing [Singing The Bones] over and over...just a terrific album..." – Mike Harding, BBC Radio Two 04/05/2011
"Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are bringing a fresh new sound to folk music...There is a chemistry to their playing which is both uplifting and captivating...Every track on the album [Singing The Bones] is exceptional in its own way and it's both refreshing and a joy to hear such original interpretation of folk music from two young and very talented artists. You'd be crazy not to book them for your club or festival!" – Folk Radio UK, 23/06/2011
"This duo is fast becoming hot property on the folk scene, and it's easy to hear why...the musical settings really grab one's attention and set the duo apart...this is a haunting and intimate cd" – fRoots magazine July 2011. Album also featured as one of their favourite new albums of the month in fRoots June 2011, and the track "Courting Is A Pleasure" was featured on the fRoots compilation for August 2011.
"Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo" – Seth Lakeman
"Phil and Hannah play songs and tunes on Dobro, fiddle and harmonica that are textured, hypnotic and utterly captivating. Phillip Henry is a master craftsman on the slide-guitar and harmonica and has a fine, clear voice...he is one of the most extraordinary musicians around." – Steve Knightley, Show Of Hands
"Hannah and Phil are two highly talented musicians who will amaze and amuse, I really enjoyed working with them..." – Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention, King Crimson)