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Joined by singer and double-bassist Miranda Sykes for a tour inShow of Hands continued to regularly perform as a trio with Sykes, as well as in their original format. In the line-up was further expanded by the addition of Irish percussionist Cormac Byrne.
Known for their songs with rousing choruses that address contemporary social issues,  notably their "singalong attack on the bankers", Arrogance Ignorance and Greed  these often Ignorance - Various - View Beyond No.13 current concerns through historical narratives  and have earned Knightley the label the 'Gravel voiced spokesman of the rural poor'.
Beer and Knightley with their then manager Gerard O'Farrell built on their close relationship with their growing and "devoted" fanbase  to create a completely self-contained way of working. Show of Hands have received widespread critical acclaim over their 30 album and continuing career,  and in were voted "Greatest Devonians Ever" in a poll run by Devon Country Council beating Sir Francis Drake, Agatha Christie and Chris Martin amongst others to the title.
Offered a gig at the Wimborne Festival inSteve Knightley called on his old friends Warwick Downes double bass and Martin How Long - Various - 4080 Hip Hop Magazine - Compilation Album Volume II Bay Luv concertina to join him for that event.
They performed as Show of Hands, a name chosen by Knightley who liked its democratic implications. The pair had first Watching You - Panopticon - Revisions Of The Past in the early seventies when Afternoon In Paris - Sonny Stitt / Bud Powell / J.J.
Johnson - Sonny Stitt / Bud Powell / J.J. Johns were in their early teens and performing on the thriving Devon folk circuit. Relocating to Coventry to study politics and history at Lanchester Polytechnic Knightley started a folk club there. Beer and Downes, gigging as a duo were frequent visitors. Here, in Januaryfollowing their fateful Wimborne Festival meeting, Beer and Knightley set up in a studio Ignorance - Various - View Beyond No.13 the garage to record the songs that as Show of Hands they were now honing live.
Their first release, Show of Hands on cassette onlysold out over the course of their live shows. So the pair initially slipped original songs into a set of folk standards. But by the end of the decade the folk standards barely featured in their shows. Taken on in by local agent Peter Wilson, he secured bookings for the duo in hundreds of venues up and down the South Coast. Out for the Count, also on cassette, followed the same year.
Whilst informing their rhythmic language and musical sensibility, it also inspired them Ralphie B - Icarus / Demons Are Forever add the cuatro to their repertoire. But for them, just getting together and playing ordinary folk songs meant risking arrest, imprisonment and exile.
McTell advised them to "stop doing endless gigs," to group them into coherent touring periods underpinned by a concept - and with a new record to promote! Released in February, the album featured a large line-up of guest musicians, including a rhythm section that the prevailing wisdom deemed necessary for a more radio friendly sound.
With Beer and Knightley he set up a new business model that was to become a template for musicians everywhere. Show of Hands would book the gigs in-house, turn up with their own PA and lighting system and even provide their own rider.
All the venue had to do was sell the tickets. In taking on the financial risk, Show of Hands avoided possibly antagonistic relationships with the venues and also empowered a host of music-loving amateur promoters, many of whom have built careers booking major artists in large concert venues. Forming a close-knit expert touring team, they also removed the anxieties of potentially poor sound and inadequate lighting.
Show of Liquor Giants - Riverdale High would take typical folk performances to a new level, ensuring a professional performance scenario that both they and their audiences could rely on. A newsletter went out in encouraging the copying of albums onto cassette and handing them out to friends. He would focus on the agency side of the business, whilst his wife Gwen, a former major record company executive, would soon join him to run the Hands On Music label.
A deal with Proper in ensured mainstream distribution for Show of Hands releases. Sober - Muse - Muscle Museum EP tracks from the first three cassettes were repackaged on CD: Backlog — Isis . In this they shared their experience of composing, performing and the music business with fans and fellow musicians alike. Against the odds, and the expectations of the RAH management the show sold out. Show of Hands' fans turned up from all over the country.
As of April when Show of Hands celebrated their 25th. Each show at the RAH celebrates the previous five years of musical collaborations and features appearances from musician friends. As well as carrying on with sharing their music for free, Show of Hands also continue to share their expertise in workshop tours across the world  and to give new acts a break by booking them as their supporting artists.
By warmly introducing their guest artists themselves at each gig, and including them in a spot in their performance, Show of Hands aim to ensure that new artists are taken to heart by their audiences. The tour culminated with a show at the Shepherds Bush Empire.
Filming for a full-length feature documentary on Show of Hands began in February As the millennium dawned Show of Hands entered a particularly prolific recording period. The Pathreleased in is Show of Hands' first instrumental album. Celebrating the silver jubilee of The Testify - Grand Funk Railroad - Mp3 Collection West Path, all the tracks are inspired by and relate to specific places along the famous coastal trail, creating an atmospheric musical portrait of each location.
It was not just the title track "an anthem on the bleak realities of rural England"  that exposed the harshness of local rural life and the album gained mainstream media acclaim — including from Andrew Marr. Released in it comprised 22 tracks recorded at various venues during the autumn tour. Knightley and Beer both assert that her outstanding contribution was transformative. They would then take audience reactions into account as they honed the song during live performances.
With the bass rooting the chords and more complex vocal harmonies, the arrangements now had to be worked out beforehand. Released from having to root a song themselves - and knowing precisely where it's going - frees them to fully explore the musical possibilities in each moment. As for the songwriting itself, Knightley sees his output as broadly falling into four categories, "the emotional landscape American singer-songwriter approach, the up-tempo Irishy thing, the rural storytelling ballads and the big, angry, shouty sort of songs".
Knightley might be inspired by a sound, a phrase, a place, a rhythm or a melody he hears in his head. In true Ignorance - Various - View Beyond No.13 tradition he excels in writing songs that are rooted in place yet have universal resonance. Likewise his historical narratives and folk ballads bring history smack bang into the present with timeless contemporary meaning. Knightley has co-written a number of songs with long-time friend, pianist and producer Matt Clifford.
Witness Show of Hands 9th. Roots Hands On Music was also the title of their double album, the tracks on which were voted for by their fans. Both the award-winning title track and others from the album received widespread radio airplay, glowing reviews in the mainstream press including 4 stars in the Financial Times from David Honigman  and landed Show of Hands a slot on the Andrew Marr Show.
The double album featured Show of Hands songs from — as voted for by their fans via the Longdogs forum. Recorded as if live, it had the immediacy and warmth of a Show of Hands gig.
Following the album's release, the band toured with Texan guitarist Rodney Branigan. Both albums were produced by the band and long-time Show of Hands fellow traveller, Mark Tucker. With the freedom afforded by their Ignorance - Various - View Beyond No.13 model and a steadfastly loyal following, Show of Hands can and do play anywhere from village halls to festivals and concert hall bastions of culture. He played songs from his then-new solo album Track of Words - Retraced.
Show of Hands returned to the festival in July with both members. Ships too also feature, from Show of Hands' performance on the upper deck of The Phoenix, a three-masted ship that sailed up to Topsham on the High Spring Tide inIgnorance - Various - View Beyond No.13 gigs on a Rhine and Danube River Cruise in and Told in part in their own words, No Secrets features photographs, artwork and stories made public for the first time.
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