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Posted By: Arthur_itus
31-Oct-12 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: While & Matthews Faldingworth Sat Nov 17
Subject: While & Matthews Faldingworth Sat Nov 17
Saturday 17th November 2012

Chris While & Julie Matthews in Concert

Chris While (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Dulcimer, Bodhran and Percussion) Julie Matthews (Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Mandolin and Bouzouki)

People will try to compare Chris While's voice to others but as Folk Roots wrote of her, "She learns from many, takes from few and comes away her own woman". She is described as a singer's singer and a great guitarist and although her songs have been covered by many other artists, she is the definitive interpreter of her own extremely personal songs.

Julie Matthews is recognised as one of the most talented songwriters to have come out of the British Isles. She has been compared to Richard Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter but Julie's powerful style puts her in a class of her own. Her songs have been covered by: Fairport Convention, Kellie While, Mary Duff and Mary Black (Thorn upon the rose was a top 10 hit in both Ireland and Japan!) to name but a few.

While & Matthews were winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nine times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song & Best Live Act categories.

Chris & Julie met in the Albion band in 1993 when Julie left the band and Chris joined. A year later Julie rejoined the band and she and Chris formed a part-time duo, touring in Canada as The Women Of Albion.

After leaving the band in 1997 they began their full time duo career, releasing their debut album Piecework that year followed by Higher Potential in 1999. The much requested double live album Stages was released in 2000 followed in 2001 by their highly acclaimed studio album Quest produced by Kwame Yeboah (e2K, Miss Dynamite, Craig David). In 2005 they released their stripped down album Here and Now and in 2007 recorded their second live album on tour in Germany.

Thoughout their career they have toured solidly as a duo in the UK, Europe, Africa, North America and Australia where they have achieved great success and are held in the highest esteem, filling concert halls and headlining festival stages.

They've also worked on several musical projects for the BBC including Tales of the Towpath, a radio documentary about the building of the Manchester Ship Canal and The 2006 Radio Ballads.

Chris While & Julie Matthews are both individual writers of some note but it's when they combine their writing talents that the unique nature of their partnership flourishes. They are world renowned for their affinity on stage and for the energy and enthusiasm of their live perfomances.

Support John Blanks local talent from the backwoods. Lovely voice and very nice guitar playing.

For more details click on this link

Ticketes £10 which can be reserved for payment on the door by calling Les on 01673 843036. Doors open 7:15 for 8:00pm start. There is a bar.