Melting Vinyl Presents: JON BODEN + LAURA HOCKENHULL W/ DAN EDWARDS
Jon Boden (Bellowhead) has become the stand out performer of his generation of traditional folk artists, but one whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre. He comes to Brighton as part of his first ever solo tour.
Jon Boden is best known as the lead singer and main arranger of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead. After twelve years, a quarter of a million album sales, seven singles on the Radio 2 playlist and selling out hundreds of venues throughout the land and beyond, including notably the Royal Albert Hall, Jon is launching his first ever solo tour.
Widely respected as an interpreter of traditional song, the solo shows will also showcase Jon’s instrumental talents on fiddle, guitar and concertina, as well as his trademark ‘stompbox’ which he and John Spiers introduced into to the world of traditional music in 2001.
‘More confident than ever’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘Joyful exuberance..’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
Support comes from:
Laura Hockenhull (accompanied by Dan Edwards on banjo)
Laura was brought up in Keighley, West Yorkshire. She has been singing in folk clubs for 15 years as a solo performer and in duos with fiddle player, John Dipper and guitarist, Damien O’Kane. Since moving to Brighton ten years ago, Laura has been singing with local band, The Long Hill Ramblers, performing mainly old-time American music at festivals and clubs across the UK. Laura will be performing a range of folk songs (accompanied by Dan Edwards on banjo) from both sides of the Atlantic.
“What is amazing is the quality of her performance, her ability to interpret songs in a new and refreshing way.” – Nigel Schofield (Free Reed Records)
UNRESERVED SEATING // 14 + (UNDER 16’S WITH ADULT)