Wesley Centre Live

by | 3 May 2024 | Music, Rother

Making a very welcome return to The Wesley Centre on Saturday 25th May is Miranda Sykes, the multi-talented singer, double bass and guitar player who easily slips between genres as diverse as folk, jazz, rock and pop. Her rich, spine-tingling vocals and strident, yet sensitive double bass playing is much in demand, and she has worked alongside some of the finest musicians in the world.

Miranda started her career as a musician in 1996 at the age of 18, playing bass guitar in a country rock band. After two years touring and playing for line dancing in working men’s clubs across Britain, folk-rock band Pressgang were looking for a bass player. Miranda spent the next two years touring internationally with them.

After a few years of musical promiscuity playing with Firebrand, Little Johnny England, Robb Johnson, Bill Jones, Steafan Hannigan, Reg Meuross, Kirsty McGee, The Phil Beer Band, Martyn Joseph and The Scoville Units, Miranda depped for Pete Zorn in the 2004 Show Of Hands festival band line up. She worked with them for the next 20 years.

Miranda also found time for a short tour and album with the Miranda Sykes Band in 2005, duo album tours with mandolin player Rex Preston and two solo albums.

2024 brings a second tour with Hannah Martin, a new Baring-Gould Centenary project with Jim Causley, summer festivals with vocal group Daphne’s Flight, a tour with The Phil Beer Trio and a new solo album and tour Out Of The Woods, a collection of songs that have seen Miranda through her own journey of isolation, illness and recovery, and aims to brings listeners as much comfort as they did her over the past few turbulent years.

Tickets are £15.00 and available from the Wesley Centre reception on 01709 811118 or at www.wegottickets.com.