When Mike Harding dubbed Winter Wilson as one of the hardest working duos on the circuit, he'd clearly done his homework. In 2019 aside from touring around the UK, Winter Wilson has performed in Australia, Spain, Belgium and Canada. They also released Live & Unconventional, the long-awaited live album that was recorded on tour and at Cropredy Festival (video here) last year with folk-rock icons Fairport Convention. The reviews have been exceptional:-
"If you need evidence of just how special the duo Winter Wilson is, then Live & Unconventional delivers in abundance"
"This is a brilliant, exceptionally well-recorded live album that really does convince that Kip and Dave are well and truly at the top of their game"
It is their live performance where these two really excel. Now in their 8th year as full-time musicians, Kip Winter and Dave Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, blending superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies and musicianship with sometimes hilarious humour and tales of life on the road. Kip (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) "simply has a voice to die for” (John Roffey, Maverick Magazine), whilst Dave (vocals, guitar and banjo) is now rightly recognized as being amongst the top tier of British songwriters, with his songs sung in folk clubs across the UK and beyond. Together, their voices are sublime. “In 30 years of listening to folk music, I have never heard two voices blend so perfectly.” (David Aird, Chairman, Glenfarg Folk Club)
You will laugh; you may cry. You will certainly want to see them again!
"Another fine album of original songs....Ghost .. should be heard in every folk club in the country."
“Kip Winter's outstanding vocal talents and Dave Wilson's stunning abilities as a songwriter, composer, guitarist and singer welded seamlessly to produce a most memorable evening”
“Fabulous voices, fabulous harmonies, singing fabulous songs and to top it off an entertaining and often very humorous presentation - how can you go wrong? Winter Wilson were unquestionably one of the finest and most polished acts we’ve ever had here in Humph Hall and that puts them in some very illustrious company indeed!”
"Kip Winter and Dave Wilson have made it to the next level....the duo's eighth album is the latest collection of songs from Dave's outstandingly prolific pen, rendered in the trademark fully accomplished, harmonious and heartfelt Winter Wilson styling."
”...great songs that are beautifully crafted and sung, accompanied by fine musicianship and built on acclaimed, all-round musical talent"