Album release: Gilmore and Roberts, The Innocent Left
Release date: 29 October 2012
'Their sound is something many artists would die for' - Spiral Earth
'A young duo who've been making waves on the folk scene...it's well deserved' - Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore and Roberts combine award-winning song writing with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound. Their third album The Innocent Left, recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. From the steady groove of the intriguing Doctor James to the relentless pounding of Scarecrow, and Silver Screen's wistful introspection, the album encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintaining the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings.
Katriona Gilmore (from Knebworth, Hertfordshire) and Jamie Roberts (Barnsley and proud) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and began working together in 2006, releasing their first full-length album Shadows & Half Light two years later. In 2010 the duo were nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award and released their hotly anticipated second album, Up From The Deep, receiving national airplay. They also scored a 'Best Original Song' Hancock Award for Fleetwood Fair.
Since then, the duo have toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and completed several headline tours in their own right, astonishing audiences up and down the country, as well as performing at some of Britain's largest acoustic festivals. Both are familiar faces to festival-goers nationwide from their previous projects - Gilmore with indie folk sensations Tiny Tin Lady, singer Rosie Doonan and more recently The Albion Band, and Roberts with young English traditionalists Kerfuffle.
UK Tour dates
For a full list of forthcoming UK tour dates, please go to http://www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk/gigs
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