John Spiers & Jackie Oates "Needle Pin, Needle Pin"

Oates & Spiers - "Needle Pin, Needle Pin".

Event Date: 
24/11/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St. Exeter. EX4 3LS

Multi award-winning contemporary folk artists Jackie Oates and John Spiers meld together their shared love of English traditional folk tunes and songs with their fine voices and expertly played acoustic instruments.

Audiences can look forward to a fresh, uplifting and poignant evening. Concerts will include music from the duo’s first album, Needle Pin, Needle Pin, released in early 2020 and featuring songs from the Oxfordshire area which they have researched and arranged. Many of the songs were originally sung by lace-making factory girls to keep time whilst crafting lace and to...

Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings, Spring 2018

Event Date: 
05/05/2018 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
The Exeter Phoenix

’Recalling Gabriel-era Genesis with a dash of Bush and Bowie’.

The Observer ‘Resurrects the brassy swagger of Bellowhead’ (Financial Times), Jon Boden’s critically acclaimed album ‘Afterglow‘ (Hudson Records) released October 2017, has attracted considerable media attention, including a BBC Radio 2 playlisting for the first single from the album ‘All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight‘. As well as ecstatic audience reactions at live shows. Live, Jon performs both solo and with the new eleven-piece big band, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings.

The band features some familiar...

Jon Boden, Painted Lady Tour, Part Two.

Event Date: 
17/05/2017 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St. Exeter, EX4 3LS

‘...A standout performer of his generation’ – The Guardian ‘Boden plays a vast variety of instruments as we veer from mysterious love songs to dark, poetic tales, amid hints of soul, electronic and thrilling guitar thrash’ - Mojo ****

In an exciting Festival first, folk star Jon Boden will take the role of Guest Curator of Cambridge Folk Festival 2017. Jon Boden is delighted to announce Painted Lady tour, Part Two, starting in May 2017.

Best known as the lead singer of the progressive folk big band Bellowhead, who split in May 2016, Jon launched his solo career in Autumn...