O’Hooley and Tidow at All Hallows Leeds
Since her departure from the Unthanks, the stark, haunting piano arrangements Belinda O'Hooley brought to the Mercury nominated album The Bairns have evolved and migrated into rippling neo-classical chamber folk songs with Yorkshire singer-songwriter Heidi Tidow. Together, O’Hooley & Tidow have created Silent June; their unpindownable, multi-layered debut album released on the No Masters label.
These dapper-suited gentlewomen bring their intensely beautiful, poetic and wryly observant take on the human condition to the contemporary folk scene. Since touring earlier this year with fellow label mates Chumbawamba, they have been winning over audiences countrywide with their irresistible blend of poignant, thought provoking songs, lush harmonies and cheeky northern banter.
"Striking and refreshingly ambitious. A bold, unsettling debut." Neil Spencer, The Observer
"Music that demands close attention. Classy and deeply satisfying." **** Rock n Reel
Support comes from Young Folk Award Finalist Lucy Ward.
Tickets available in advance by cheque payable to S Thackray , 44 Sandford Road, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3BS; or online from Jumbo Records
Prices - cheque advance £6, jumbo online £7, £8 on the door.