Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston stop off at Wadsworth Community Centre on April 15 as part of their national tour to support their latest album The Watchmaker’s Wife.
While not a parable of their personal lives, it is a reflective, powerful and moving collection of tales of love and loss.
Some songs are traditional and delivered in a way that maintains the dignity of the originals; some are original with very modern arrangements; some are covers; all are vibrant, immediate and have an edgy feel.
The pair didn’t set out to create an album with love and loss as a theme, but in the thick of it all, when they just sat back and let out what came naturally, that’s what they got.
Miranda and Rex are as dazzling as ever on their respective instruments – double bass and mandolin/bouzouki.
The duo has kept things as honest as they dare to reflect their live performances.
There are no guests; no four-part harmonies; no grand multi-tracked opuses; no bells and definitely no whistles.
The songs shout very loudly for themselves with only a smattering of sharp and contemporary production gloss.
This is the beginning of a whole new chapter for the dynamic duo. They will be touring throughout the UK in spring 2016 in support of the album release. Do not miss them!
The gig is Friday, April 15 at Wadsworth Community Centre Hebden Bridge. Doors 6.45pm Tickets £11.
Tel. 01422 344458 / 01422 364917 www.wegottickets.com/