Winner of ‘BEST ALBUM’ at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
‘Surely the best live act in the country’ The Independent
Since their formation in 2004 Bellowhead have occupied a unique place in Britain’s musical landscape: a blistering 11-piece band fusing folk, funk, rock, world, jazz, music hall and classical music, they have placed themselves at the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while harnessing all the power and mystery of ancient English and European musical traditions.
Their third album, ‘Hedonism’, was the highest-selling independently-released traditional folk album of all time, sold a staggering 60,000 copies and was awarded a ‘Silver Disc’. And their new album ‘Broadside’ entered the UK album charts at number 16, spawned an A-listed single on BBC Radio 2 and won ‘Best Album’ at the 2013 Folk Awards.
Yet it’s still their explosive, spectacular and theatrical live shows that win them the most acclaim. 5-times winner of ‘Best Live Band’ at the Radio 2 Awards, they have transported folk music into hitherto unknown territory and spearheaded the new folk boom.
They are “the greatest live act in Britain” says BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo and the hordes of dancing fans grinning and singing along and treating every gig as a party clearly agree.
Bellowhead hit the road in November for a 17 date tour of theatres and venues across the country.
Please note: there is an age guidance of 14+ for the standing area of the auditorium, so if you are bringing young music fans, please book into the seated area.
Sheffield songwriter and musician Neil McSweeney will support Bellowhead on their November 2013 tour. His acoustic guitar playing style combines folk, blues and country influences. Neil has just released his third studio album ‘Cargo’.