O’Hooley & Tidow
Saturday Aug 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the song writing, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as ‘One of British folk music’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO).
Belinda and Heidi’s boundless creativity has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’. The Independent thinks theirs is ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ Their song ‘Gentleman Jack’ features as the closing theme to the 2019 BBC/HBO drama Gentleman Jack. From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way.
6 Music’s Tom Robinson says ‘They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.’
MOJO Magazine Top 10 Folk Album with ‘The Hum’.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’ Nominees 2018
‘Your track ‘Beryl’ is beautiful and brilliant!’ Maxine Peake
‘England’s answer to the McGarrigles. Exceptional songwriters’ The Guardian
‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ Martin Simpson