About Show of Hands
Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music – England's finest and most popular roots partnership and something of a people's band, regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song. Joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass, they are widely recognised for their resonating original songs, stunning musicianship and remarkable audience rapport.
Features on BBC TV's Countryfile, BBC Breakfast and Andrew Marr shows and regular airplay by the likes of Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris, Mike Harding, Johnnie Walker and Simon Mayo have taken their music to a wide cross-section of audience.
An alchemist couldn't have come up with a more potent, magical mix than that of Phil Beer, who can, as The Scotsman observed, "play nearly every stringed instrument known to man" and the inspired Steve Knightley, described by Mike Harding at BBC Radio 2's Folk Awards as "one of England's greatest singer songwriters".