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An Evening with Steve Knightley

16th May 2020, 19:30

An Evening with Steve Knightley

Steve’s latest one man show is intended for anyone fascinated by the craft of songwriting. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing fresh, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and sounds can blend and fuse to create songs that acquire a life of their own!


We're thrilled that local band ‘Tricky Situation’ will be opening the evening.


Date: Saturday 16th May 2020
Time:  7.30pm
Venue: St Matthews Church, Lower Summerlands, Exeter EX1 2LJ
Tickets: £20 per person. You can book tickets using the form below, or ring 01392 688020

Other: There will also be a bar and raffle, so be sure to bring some change! 


About Steve......

Steve Knightley is an multi-award winning singer-songwriter/musician and founder member of widely acclaimed folk/acoustic roots trail-blazers ‘Show of Hands’, described by Peter Gabriel as ‘one of the great English bands’. A constant throughout his work is his ability to root his songs in time and place, notably the West Country where he still lives. Informed by a love of narrative  and English traditional folk music, Knightley writes historically accurate songs that resonate with contemporary meaning. He has an extraordinary ability to bring the past vividly, smack bang into the present. It’s an gift that fuels his reputation as an ‘issues’ writer. The seminal ‘Country Life’ earned him the title ‘the gravel voiced spokesman of the rural poor’ and his anti Banking rant ‘Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed’ picked up the gong for ‘Best Song’ at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Steve has a degree in History and Politics and in 2015 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from Plymouth University for his services to geography and music. Steve is also Patron of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter and last year he was awarded the title of Honorary Rifleman by the 6th Battalion the Rifles Regiment.’


Cancellation policy: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds on this occasion. If you are unable to attend the event, why not offer your ticket to a family member or a friend?


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