Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston
Folk Radio

It’s a joyful noise that will have you open-mouthed at what two inventive musicians can achieve with (purposefully) limited acoustic choices. So engaging is this record that it achieved that rare combination of immediacy and longevity and has rarely been off my hi-fi since it arrived.

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Liverpool Sound and Vision

Ms. Sykes and Mr. Preston have produced an album that doesn’t just sit at the heart of the English Folk scene, it captures the very essence of what Folk knows itself to be

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Accoustic Magazine

Love and loss? Familiar themes maybe, but recorded in Miranda’s sitting room, the duo have come up with a clutch of songs that’ll stifle that yawn. The sparse, muted strums of Rex’s bouzouki introduce Miranda’s haunting voice on the title track, before the double bass pushes the song into an unexpected climax of bowed bass. Other obvious highlights include Rex taking over the vocals for Boo Hewerdine’s ‘Sad’, the folky splendor of ‘Going To The West’, and the bluegrass romp of ‘Good Natured Man’. It’s an album that transcends musical boundaries and is stamped with originality.

Upcoming Gigs

Mon
03
Jul
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes
All Hands On Deck
Budapest
Sun
27
Aug
Miranda Sykes
Towersey Playing Field
South Oxfordshire
Sat
09
Sep
Miranda Sykes
Ropley Parish Hall
Ropley
Fri
15
Sep
Miranda Sykes
Devoran Village Hall
Truro
Sat
16
Sep
Miranda Sykes
Poltimore House (The Chapel)
Poltimore

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