Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell: 5 Star B&B

Date/Time Sun 28 Nov 2021 7:45 PM

Price Online - £11 + £1.10 fee; On The Door - £13

Rescheduled from October 2020
Two of the UK’s best known and loved singers Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne, Jack the Lad, Pitmen Poets) and Bob Fox (Warhorse Songman, Fox and Luckley, Pitmen Poets) are returning to the road this autumn. Their last tour as a duo was back in 2010 when their sold out performances earned glowing reviews. Their individual busy schedules have prevented them from reuniting, and we had no choice but to bring them back to TwickFolk!

Billy Mitchell has done it all as a performer and songwriter. He spent eight years as front man of the legendary Lindisfarne till their retirement in 2003. In the seventies he founded the seminal ‘Jack the Lad’. He has acted and sung all around the world and recently released his first solo album, ‘The Devil’s Ground’. In his enthusiastic review of the album, Pete Fyffe of, described Billy as ‘one of the finest singers on the planet’.

Bob Fox has twice been nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. His masterful interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs is one of his greatest strengths and during his time performing with Stu Luckley, they won the Melody Maker – Folk Album of the Year Award. As ‘The Songman’ in War Horse he brought folk music centre stage to a theatre-going public.

The duo’s ability to connect with the audience is immediately evident as they lead you through  some of their favourite songs including original Lindisfarne classics and trad folk arrangements: Sally Wheatley, Meet me on the Corner, Dance to your Daddy, Collier Laddie’s Wife, Big River, Galway Shawl and many more…

I’ve just witnessed my favourite gig of the year, and who would doubt me when
I say that it was Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox” – Pete Fyffe

Billy and Bob’s vocal performances aren’t so much good as towering” – Brian Coles