Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi-instrumentalist, have built up a huge following headlining major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD and playing all over the world, from Europe to America, Australia and India.
Voted Best Live Act by the public at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play.
A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country and 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.
Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind SHOWof HANDS who are widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England and with 3 Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name. read on.....
Phil Beer is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music.
A dazzling instrumentalist, Phil was nominated for the coveted Musician of the Year title at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. read on.....
Miranda Sykes _has been performing with Show of Hands since 2004, augmenting their unique sound with her powerful double bass and rich harmonies. read on.....