Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox at The Wesley Centre

by | 4 June 2023 | Music, Rother

On Saturday 8th July at The Wesley Centre, Maltby, there is a rare opportunity to see Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox perform once again as a duo after several years of highly successful solo work.

Billy and Bob are fine singers, masters of vocal harmony and musicians of stunning ability who can bring magic into any auditorium.

Billy Mitchell has done it all as a performer and songwriter, having spent eight years as frontman for legendary Lindisfarne until their retirement in 2003. Billy’s influence on the latter-day line-up of the band helped them stay as respected and successful as they had been prior to his recruitment. In the seventies he founded the seminal Jack the Lad, has acted and sung all around the world and in 2005 released his first solo album The Devil’s Ground. Billy has most recently completed two sell out tours with The Lindisfarne Story and performs as one of The Pitmen Poets along with Bob Fox, Jez Lowe and Benny Graham presenting songs, stories and images of life in the coal mining communities of Durham and Northumberland.

Bob Fox has twice been nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. His masterful interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs is one of his greatest strengths and during his time performing with Stu Luckley they won the Melody Maker – Folk Album of the Year Award with their album Nowt So Good’ll Pass. Bob was invited to join the National Theatre’s production of Warhorse in London’s West End in 2011 and subsequently the UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version in 2013 playing the role of Songman.

Their show features songs with a strong north-eastern flavour (including several Lindisfarne classics) celebrating the richness of life on both sides of the rivers Tyne, Wear and beyond. Billy and Bob’s close rapport, great songs and lashings of wit make this warm-hearted show ideal for audiences of virtually any age or musical persuasion.

Tickets priced at £16.00 are available from The Wesley Centre on 01709 811118 or at

There is also still time to get your tickets to see the acclaimed singer and musician Miranda Sykes perform at The Wesley Centre on Friday 9th June. Priced at £14.00, they are available from the outlets above.