Show of Hands are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England, with four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name.
Steve Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Phil Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them headline at major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD.?
Miranda Sykes has been performing with Show of Hands since 2004, augmenting their unique sound with her powerful double bass and rich harmonies. As well as being a superb vocalist and double bassist she continues to surprise audiences with her musical versatility, and demonstrates her ability as a guitarist and interpreter of song, slipping effortlessly between genres.
Voted Best Duo in the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (as well as clinching Best Original Song for Knightley's acclaimed Arrogance Ignorance and Greed), the?jury is still out on just what kind of music they play.
A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country, trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro.?
'Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act' (The Independent).?