Castle gig for folk rockers who blend a variety of different styles

Show of Hands
Show of Hands

SHOW of Hands will be in concert with Miranda Sykes at an open air at Herstmonceux Castle on August 14 (gates open at 2pm for a 3pm start).

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in the UK.

Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times, (and they return again in April 2012) headline at major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD and perform all over the world.

Miranda Sykes is one of our few female double bass players, and an accomplished guitarist and vocalist; qualities that have led her to become an essential part and valued third member of the Show of Hands line-up.

Voted Best Live Act by the public at the BBC Folk Awards, the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play.

A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country and traditional, (and often influenced by the music of other countries) it is played out on an array of instruments from guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro.

Bring rugs, cushions, low backed chairs and picnics. Tickets cost £20, call 834553.