…sharing songs from their individual back catalogues and their debut CD The Janus Game
at Kingskerswell Parish Church (St Marys), Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 5LD
on Friday 14 June 2019 – doors open 19:00 for 19:30 concert
Tickets only £14 in advance (plus booking fee) from 01803 875527
Ticket link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/469517
Further information from event organiser Graham Radley 01803 875527 or 07815 620402 firstname.lastname@example.org
“A masterclass in songwriting from two of the folk world’s finest.” The Living Tradition
“…a delicious and inspiring dovetailing of two major songwriting talents, one which feels to have even more mileage to run.” fROOTS
First paired together whilst on tour in the USA a few years ago, Steve and Jez realised they could be onto something special. Some time passed before the two could reunite again, but the spark was lit and plans were afoot! They embarked on their debut duo tour in 2015 and have had occasional tours ever since, sharing the stage and swapping songs… familiar songs made new again.
“They work so well together – two of our best songwriters and singers, understanding and enriching each other’s songs. The audience loved them.” Mike Harding
“top-class pair of songwriters” Mark Radcliffe, The Folk Show
The logical next step was to make a CD… and it should probably come as no surprise that when two of the UK’s finest songwriters go into the studio to record what was to be an album reflecting their live show, they come out instead with The Janus Game, a whole album of brand new co-writes! And for two such singular performers, they found the process inspiring. As Steve says: “Initially we were both wary of the process of co-writing, as for the most part, we are both firmly entrenched in a solitary approach to the creative process. That said, once we had a go at one song, and were pleasantly surprised by the results, we found ourselves on a bit of a roll and out came an album’s worth of material”.
The album was an Indie Acoustic Project’s Awards finalist in “Best CDs of 2016” category.
Title track, The Janus Game YouTube
“…the works of a class act.” MOJO
“…a fearsome combination, The Janus Game an album rich in song.” @Fatea_Magazine
“…brave British folk.” the Guardian
Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe, two of the UK acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck and neck (guitar necks, that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps.
Jez Lowe a double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – best singer and best new song, was a timely reminder of Jez’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. He also tours with his band The Bad Pennies and with The Pitmen Poets and is a principal writer on the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads. His first Novel The Dillen Doll is out now. One of the busiest live performers in the country, his songs are widely sung by others too.
Steve Tilston has been described as “a complete guitarist,” “a singer songwriter of rare talent” and “absurdly accomplished.” He’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, traditional singer Maggie Boyle, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn as WAZ!, Ballet Rambert, and with daughter Martha. He’s the writer of the classics The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine and his songs have been covered by a who’s who of the folk scene. He’s won a BBC Folk Award; best original song, appeared on Later with Jools Holland and BBC4 Songwriters Circle and is the inspiration for the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino! He’s also published a novel All For Poor Jack which has just been reprinted.
Different Strings Music Agency (working with Oscar Music Agency)
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Different Strings represents Steve Tilston | Oscar Music Agency represents Jez Lowe