Steve Knightley-Songs and Stories Benefit Concert for Fight of Sight

STEVE KNIGHTLEY-SONGS AND STORIES BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FIGHT OF SIGHT at 1532 performing arts centre Thu 28 February 2019 from 7.30pm

Steve Knightley-Songs and Stories - Benefit Concert for Fight of Sight

“Committed and distinctive songs of love conscience and history”  BBC Radio 2

As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve Knightley has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations – with the odd disaster along the way.

Best known for his work with the award-winning acoustic roots group Show of Hands, Steve has performed in venues from the Albert Hole in Bristol to the Albert Hall in London. His impressive back catalogue of songs are modern classics, still filling the folk clubs and festival fields, and forever influencing the next generation of folk artists.

In 2019, Steve once again takes to England’s highways and byways to present ‘Roadworks’ – a show, which builds on the success of his sell-out 2018, solo tour ‘Songs and Stories’. This is a stripped-back, one-man show that’s infused with wit, warmth and alchemy, beautifully illustrated by his trenchant songs of history, love and conscience. Anyone who’s ever wondered what’s its like to be a touring musician will love this rare insight into life on the road.

Steve says, “A life on the road certainly has its challenges, but I can’t say I’d do it differently if I had to start all over again. The format of ‘Songs and Stories’, and now “Roadworks allows me to share the stories I’ve collected over the years, along with plenty of observations along the way. It’s just me, a radio mic and a couple of guitars which is daunting and liberating in equal measures, and it’s enabled me to build elements into my shows which I’ve never been able to before. The reception from the 2018 tour was fantastic – it really seemed to strike a chord with people – so I’m looking forward to 2019’s tour.”

2018’s tour was a sell-out so early booking is advisable.

Notes: 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
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Tickets: £20.00  

1532 is an Performing Arts Centre based on the campus of Bristol Grammar School. We’ve got a 245 seat theatre, a huge 10mx10m sprung floor dance studio, a 100 seat acoustically treated recital hall and recording studio.

Address: Elton Rd, Bristol BS8 1SJ * Click on the address to launch google maps.