With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, and 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’ (MOJO).
Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and 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.’
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’ Nominees 2018
‘I have just listened to your track, Beryl, with tears in my eyes! It’s beautiful and brilliant.’ Maxine Peake
‘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.’ * * * * Songlines
Belinda and Heidi have been Live At All Hallows favourites since we started doing these gigs. This is the fifth time they’ve headlined for us, and they’ve also performed as part of Coven in 2017, in April ’14 as part of the Lucy Ward band, (Plus Belinda’s tour with Jim Boyes) meaning they’re contenders for the “most gigs at LAAH” crown…..
There will be no support act for this gig as Belinda and Heidi have promised us two sets themselves. What joy!
Combining captivating, ethereal music with an earthy sense of humour and a generous dose of human kindness and solidarity, O’Hooley & Tidow embody the Live at All Hallows team’s “ideal artists to book”…. and we’re very excited to be able to host them once again.
Tickets available in advance online here and will be at at Jumbo Records in early 2019. Standard advance tickets £14 (plus booking fees), limited number of low income tickets available online in advance only £12 (plus booking fees). Tickets on the door £16. Doors for the gig open at 745pm, music likely to start at around 815pm.
There are three ticket options for this event:
Low Income Advanced £12 (plus booking fees)
Limited number of low income, advance online only
Standard advance £14 (plus booking fees)
Available online now or from Jumbo Records early 2019
On the door £16
Venue address: All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds, LS6 1NP
Venue website: https://allhallowsleeds.org/
Venue phone number: 0113 242 2205
Venue email: firstname.lastname@example.org