Live music resumes at The Wesley Centre, Maltby on Saturday 11th March with a much-anticipated concert from Steve Knightley, the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter and founder member of folk / acoustic roots trailblazers ‘Show of Hands’.
A constant throughout Steve’s work is his ability to root his songs in time and place, notably the West Country where he was raised and informed by a love of narrative and English traditional folk music. Knightley writes historically accurate songs that resonate with contemporary meaning. He has an extraordinary ability to bring the past vividly, smack bang into the present. It’s a gift that fuels his reputation as an ‘issues’ writer.
The seminal ‘Country Life’ earned him the title ‘the gravel voiced spokesman of the rural poor’ and his anti-banking rant ‘Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed’ picked up the gong for ‘Best Song’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
In a brand-new one-man show, Steve will perform material that surfaced over two years of isolation and inactivity. Songs such as the ‘Bristol Slaver’ and ‘You’ll Get By’ were refreshed by headlines and current affairs whilst classic covers such as ‘Forever Young’ and ‘The Boys of Summer’ struck a chord with the thousands that tuned in to his hours of online content. Insights, anecdotes and a bunch of new songs will attempt to chronicle and draw a line under an extra episode in all our lives.
Tickets are available from the venue on 01709 811118 or online at www.wegottickets.com.