Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooleyand Heidi Tidowhave suddenly been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune for Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBOdrama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, appearances on TV, Radio 4 Woman’s Hourand concerts that sell out months in advance.
Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardianas ‘exceptional’ and The Independentas ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way.
Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkelto the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music’s Tom Robinsonsays ‘They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like TheCoppersor The Watersons.’
‘I have just listened to your track, ‘Beryl’, with tears in my eyes! It’s beautiful and brilliant.’ Maxine Peake
A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM
Nominated four times for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’.
'England's answer to the McGarrigles.’ * * * * * The Guardian
‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ Martin Simpson
‘Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.’
* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month
'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.’
* * * * * R2
'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’
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