11th July 2024 - 8pm
For almost 50 years BOB FOX has been regarded as one of “the iconic voices” of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial history of his native County Durham he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song.
A career that began during the vibrant “folk revival” of the 60s and 70s in England led BOB into regular and extensive touring throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand, firstly with fellow North Easterner Stu Luckley in their groundbreaking acoustic duo and later alongside such musical heavyweights as Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention.
In 1978 the Bob Fox & Stu Luckley debut LP record - “Nowt So Good’ll Pass” achieved Melody Maker Folk Album of the Year and in 2000 BOB’s solo CD “Dreams Never Leave You” was voted The Daily Telegraph’s Album of the Year.
BOB’s masterful interpretation of traditional and contemporary song combined with an outstanding guitar technique has also earned him countless nominations in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards over the years.
BOB has long been a favourite on the live circuit both as a solo artist and in his many highly successful collaborations which include a duo with BILLY MITCHELL (Lindisfarne), THE PITMEN POETS (with Jez Lowe, Billy Mitchell and Benny Graham) and the BBC NEW RADIO BALLADS series. BOB was invited by John Tams to play the role of the folksinger/storyteller SONGMAN in The English National Theatre’s multi-award winning production of WARHORSE in London’s West End 2011-2013, and subsequently in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version 2013-2015 and the 10th Anniversary UK tour 2017-2019. In 2023 BOB teamed up with Jez Lowe and Julie Matthews to present a live concert of NEW RADIO BALLADS songs and stories and most recently has joined HOME SERVICE as lead singer.
Don’t miss a chance to experience his warm, rich voice, accompanied by a wonderful guitar style that can both drive or embellish his supreme singing. Expect to hear songs of love, joy, work and humour as he performs material from WarHorse, newly written songs from the New Radio Ballad series and old favourites from his many recordings.
“………..as soon as I heard him sing I realised that Bob Fox must have one of the best voices in England, he is an artist of great ability and integrity.” - RALPH McTELL
“It was a real joy to work with you at last after being a fan for many years. Your voice and playing are undiminished in quality and expertise.” - IAN ANDERSON (JETHRO TULL)
“Blessed with one of the best voices in British Folk Music today and coupled with astonishing guitar technique, Bob Fox performs pure and unadulterated folk music at it’s finest.” - AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
“Bob Fox has a gloriously rich singing voice, deep and resonant, honed by decades of performance, he combines his agile voice with nimble guitar playing and applies his ample talents to a repertoire of splendid material” - SING OUT! THE FOLK MAGAZINE OF THE USA
“…possibly the most complete male artist in English folk” - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
“one of the scenes superior singers his voice as confident and ebullient as ever!” - FOLK ROOTS
FULL DETAILS and LIVE DATES: www.bobfoxmusic.com