When Sleaford’s own Winter Wilson “accidentally” became full-time musicians back in 2012, little did they imagine where their new life would take them.
5 years on, their albums have received huge critical acclaim plus national (and international) airplay; they’ve toured the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands several times over; they’ve appeared at the UK’s top folk festivals; they’ve completed a triumphant tour of Australia and New Zealand, with another planned for early 2019.
2018 sees the pair take yet another step up the ladder, as they undertake a 28-date UK tour with folk-rock legends Fairport Convention. To coincide with this, the duo is releasing their eighth album “Far Off on the Horizon”, another outstanding collection of original songs of love, emigration and everyday people, and on Friday, May 11th they will officially launch the CD here at the Sleaford Playhouse.
With "a voice to die for", according to Maverick Magazine, Kip Winter delivers power and emotion in equal measure (described by one promoter as “from melting to belting”). In the past, she has sung everything from jazz to opera but is at her best and happiest when singing folk and blues. She also plays the piano accordion, flute, and occasional guitar.
Described by the great John Tams (Sharpe, Warhorse) as a “magnificent” songwriter, Dave Wilson is now widely recognised as one of the best on the English acoustic scene, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats”. His lyrics are thought provoking, often challenging, but always beautifully crafted. He also has a mellow, relaxed singing style and plays a mean guitar and banjo.
Together, the pair's voices are simply sublime. "In 30 years of listening to folk music, I have never heard two voices blend so perfectly", said David Aird, Chairman of Scotland's famous Glenfarg Folk Club and Feast. Indeed it’s their live performances that really set these two apart, bringing a sense of intimacy and fun to every stage. Great songs, stunning harmonies and beautiful musicianship are interspersed with often hilarious tales of life on the road and domestic bliss (or not!)
Winter Wilson’s last performance at the Playhouse (to launch their previous album “Ashes & Dust” in April 2016) was a sell-out. Come and see why.
You will laugh; you may cry; you will certainly want to see them again!