We are really pleased to welcome back Jacob & Drinkwater to Harwell Village Hall three years after they first played there. This will be a socially distanced gig so there will only be about 40 tickets available.
Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called "stand out new folk" by BBC6 Music with their live show described as "intense and spellbinding" by Folk Radio UK. The duo formed in 2014 playing their first gig together at the iconic Glastonbury Festival.
Singer- songwriter Tobias ben Jacob first received wider acclaim as part of The Roots Union with BBC Folk Award winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (Edgelarks) including playing live for the BBC at Maida Vale Studios and recording in Nashville, Tennessee. He has toured extensively and had several releases including the 2017 album A Polyphonic Life. Tobias’ songs have been featured in the documentary film Beating The Bomb and in forthcoming feature film Tomorrow’(2018).
Lukas Drinkwater is rightly referred to as "one of busiest musicians in the UK". In demand as a producer, performer and session player in the worlds of folk and jazz he has featured on many acclaimed albums. Recently he’s been touring with AMA UK Artist of the Year Emily Barker, Albert Jones, Ange Hardy, and the Peoples String Foundation. He has also worked with Seth Lakeman, 3 Daft Monkeys, Jim Causley, Lack of Afro, Lucy Ward, Tankus The Henge, Sam Kelly, The Little Unsaid and many more.
The duo’s dynamic and emotionally charged live show with all its energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity has drawn comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. The added complement of stirring vocal harmonies nicely rounds off the mix.
"Really stop you in your tracks" - Fresh On The Net
"Inventive and thrilling" - R2: Rock n Reel
"One of our best artists" - BBC Devon Introducing
"Intense and spellbinding" - Folk Radio UK
"Stand out new Folk... superb.. excellent" - Chris Hawkins. BBC Radio 6
Support will be from the up and coming Lizzy Hardingham, who recently had Lukas play on her last single.
Tickets are £15 each and to comply with social distancing rules are lmited to 40.
Doors and bar at 7pm, Music at 7:40pm