The exceptional folk duo Chris While and Julie Matthews are heading to The Village Hall in Upwood, Cambridgeshire on Friday October 14 as part of their autumn tour.

The Upwood gig comes just after the September release of their tenth studio album, Shoulder to Shoulder.

22 years of musical partnership gathering numerous nominations, awards and critical acclaim along the way, While and Matthews have for many, reaffirmed their place as one of the finest duos in acoustic music with this latest release.

Shoulder to Shoulder introduces eleven brand-new songs to the already mighty arsenal of material that positions them as go-to writers for projects such as the acclaimed BBC Radio Ballads and Ballads of Child Migration. With Their songs cover diverse topics and bridge musical genres, making them difficult to pigeonhole, but after years of drawing on many influences and experiences they have acquired a sound all of their own and are, as the opening track testifies, comfortable in the skin they are in.

Each track is delivered with impeccable vocals, musicianship and harmonies and produced with clarity and detail.

As usual, W&M are supported by a full cast of world-class musicians. On bass, Neil Fairclough (Queen, E2K); drums, Neil Marshall (Albion Band); new addition Johnny Heyes on electric and acoustic guitars; Danny Hart (Flats and Sharps) on fiddle and banjo. With guests: guitarist Ken Nicol, Australian double bass player Liz Frencham and additional vocals from Christine Collister and Kellie While.

For more details on the Upwood gig visit www.whileandmatthews.co.uk

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