With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'One of British folk music's mightiest combinations'
Belinda and Heidi's boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as '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 Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle,
6 Music's Tom Robinson says 'They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.'
A lovely evening of music from Belinda and Heidi which featured material from their latest album 'Shadows'. 'Colne Valley Hearts' and 'Beryl' were my personal favourites, plus a great acoustic version of the Richard Thompson song 'Down where the drunkards roll, from the 2016 album 'Summat's Brewing'.
It was a fabulous evening from two extremely nice people and brilliant musicians. The audience loved it.