Show of Hands singer Steve Knightley to perform in Harborough

Show of Hands frontman Steve Knightley
Show of Hands frontman Steve Knightley

One of the country’s most widely-acclaimed roots and acoustic musicians is to play a gig in Market Harborough later this month.

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, the acoustic roots duo who have three Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name.

Following on from the success of his Grow Your Own Gig tour last year, Steve is now taking his solo show to village halls the length and breadth of the country.

Clipston man Adam Bugla, of concert organisers AM Gigs, said: “We have been lucky enough to secure Steve for one of these shows which promises to be a great evening.”

The gig is taking place at Market Harborough Congregational Church’s Jubilee Hall, in Bowden Lane, at 8pm on Saturday, March 21.

Exeter-based singer-
songwriter Steve writes most of the material for Show of Hands, which also features multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer, formerly of The Albion Band.

Together they have won numerous awards and are often cited as one of the UK’s most successful folk/roots duos.

They have gone on to record some 17 albums including the acclaimed Country Life, the Knightley-penned title song of which was recently used as the soundtrack for a film made by the Commission for Rural Communities.

Mr Bugla added: “Steve is renowned for his strong, narrative songs and he pulls no punches when writing highly-literate songs about bigger, global issues.

“We have already had people booking for the show from as far afield as Birmingham and Coventry as a result of the Show of Hands connection.”

Doors open at 7.30pm and the music is due to start at 8pm.

Tickets cost £16 and are available from MH Music in St Mary’s Road, Harborough, from website www.amgigs.co.uk or by calling 01858 525179.