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Photo: Ben Broughton

"These two virtuosi of guitar and fiddle like to do their own thing, when they're not earning their crusts in big bands, jazz-rock, pop and soul gigs and the likes of Whippersnapper and the Albion Band. Joe has been playing since he was in the pram and has a PhD in circus skills and mad banter. Kevin has been around a bit longer and has played a few more notes. Musically they're tighter than two coats of paint. Expect anything!"


 

Kevin is a guitarist, singer and producer second to none. He has extensive experience in the music business, having worked with everyone from Percy Sledge to Dando Shaft and The Marvelettes to Alice Coltrane. Not forgetting the incredible “Whippersnapper” whose line-up also included Dave Swarbrick, Chris Leslie and Martin Jenkins. With this band Kevin toured the world extensively and recorded five albums. In 1987 his highly acclaimed solo album “The Cry of love” was also released, which featured Danny Thompson, Polly Bolton, Chris Leslie and Paul Dunmall. The nineties saw Kevin produce albums for several leading artists, write film scores and perform with old friends Chris Leslie and Dave Swarbrick. After Touring with Mary Black in 2004 Kevin also joined the band Uiscedwr who he is touring and recording with in 2005. www.kevindempsey.co.uk

 

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Photo: Ben Broughton

Joe Broughton was born in 1976. Although he is a classically trained violin player, his style owes much more to Folk, Jazz and Blues. Folk On Tap described his playing as “Spine-tingling”. Throughout his childhood up to the present day Joe has been performing with his brother Ben and he was a member of the legendary Albion Band 1997 - 2003. Ashley Hutchings describes him as “a massive individual talent”. Between 1987 and 1992 Joe worked in circuses, at which time the BBC made a short film about his diverse talents. In ’94 – ’97 Joe studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he now teaches folk music and composition. Joe has gained a reputation for performing with “mind blowing energy” and “…in between song banter that would put most comedians to shame” – The Ledge. Click here for a full biography. www.joebroughton.co.uk