Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

We’re delighted to be welcoming this unique duo to be part of this year’s Voices of the Revolution. We have a feeling their collaborations are going to be pretty beautiful!

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years. They have been nominated for ‘Best Duo’ in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards. With a rapidly expanding following and a truly unique sound that effortlessly spans many genres, the duo have been touring constantly for the past three years, winning new fans of all ages wherever they go. Festival appearances have included regular Glastonbury slots; all the major folk festivals including mainstage slots at Sidmouth Folk Week; Broadstairs; Warwick; Shrewsbury; Gate To Southwell; Shepley Spring; Priddy; and a constant presence on the greenfield festival circuit, at events such as Larmer Tree (mainstage); Sunrise Celebration (mainstage); and Green Man.

2011 saw the release of their debut album, Singing The Bones, which garnered national airplay from BBC Radio 2 and 3, and warm praise from the specialist music press: “I was completely knocked out by this duo…just a terrific album…absolutely great, wonderful” (4/5/11, BBC Radio Two). “Fast becoming hot property on the folk scene, and it’s easy to hear why” (fRoots July 2011).

2012 saw Phil and Hannah support Steve Knightley on his nationwide spring tour; as well as 33 festival appearances in their own right. Awarded an Arts Council funded tour of south west arts centres in autumn 2012, the duo were also shortlisted by the EFDSS for Spotlight England. Winning “Best Folk Act” at the 2012 South West Music Awards, they began 2013 by being publicly voted “Best Duo” at the national Spiral Awards. International dates in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Ukraine are now set to accompany continued UK touring.

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