O'Hooley & Tidow Birmingham: Kitchen Garden Café

Address17 York Road
AtKitchen Garden
CountyWest Midlands (GB142)
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17 York Road
Kitchen Garden
West Midlands (GB142)
Tel 2017-10-19
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With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2 plus five star reviews for their albums and live performances, we are delighted to welcome ‘One of British folk music’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO) Belinda O’Hooley & Heidi Tidow to The Kitchen Garden Café. Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson says ‘they sing together in the way families do.

Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like the Coppers or The Watersons.’ A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’ Nominees 2016 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.’ * * * * * The Guardian ‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ Martin Simpson ‘Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.’ * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.’ * * * * * R2 'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’ * * * * Songlines

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