SHOW of Hands – aka Steve Knightley and Phil Beer – are on a long farewell tour, which is almost completely sold out. The legendary West Country folk duo are on a tour that may not be their final outing, but definitely marks a major hiatus as they take time out for other projects.
Music enthusiasts and folk fans across the nation who have already booked are in for a treat as Steve and Phil embark on a journey back to where it all began. With a rich history spanning three decades, the duo are renowned for their unique ‘hands on’ cottage industry approach to touring. The tour includes village halls, folk clubs, small arts centres and community venues where they honed their craft, building their following from the grassroots up!
This will be an opportunity to reconnect with their loyal supporters and a chance to inspire a new generation of folk musicians. One of the defining aspects of Show of Hands’ career has been their unwavering commitment to supporting grassroots promoters. This ethos has not only enriched the folk music scene but also strengthened the bonds between artists and their audiences.
After this tour, Steve and Phil will be taking a well-deserved break from the limelight. They plan to pursue solo projects, explore new creative horizons and recharge their artistic batteries. This also heralds exciting beginnings for two of the folk world’s best loved musicians.
Most dates on the tour are already sold out (including Bridport Arts Centre in March). Check out the Show of Hands website www.showofhands.co.uk for availability at a couple of venues in Devon, including the Plough Arts Centre at Great Torrington on 2nd March.