A fi­nal farewell for Bellowhead

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - LIVE MUSIC -

THE UK’s most suc­cess­ful folk band are call­ing it a day.

Af­ter 12 years Bellowhead plans to mark their de­par­ture in am­bi­tious style with a two-part farewell tour that kicks off in Novem­ber and con­tin­ues in April next year.

Their fi­nal show will be on May 1 – an in­ti­mate con­cert at Ox­ford Town Hall, the venue where it all be­gan.

Be­fore that, though, you can catch them at the Water­side, Ayles­bury, on Sun­day Novem­ber 22 or Wat­ford Colos­seum Sun­day, Novem­ber 29.

Formed for fun in 2004, they never imag­ined they’d be head­lin­ing fes­ti­vals and selling out tours of ma­jor con­cert halls.

Five stu­dio al­bums have notched up to­tal sales of 250,000 with He­do­nism, the third al­bum, the high­est selling in­de­pen­dently re­leased folk al­bum of all time.

They are proud re­cip­i­ents of two sil­ver discs, have won eight BBC Ra­dio 2 Folk Awards, re­leased a song­book with Faber, spent eight years as Artists in Res­i­dence at Lon­don’s South­bank Cen­tre, recorded theme tunes for The Archers and The Simp­sons at the re­quest of the pro­duc­ers, and brewed their own beer... twice.

In a state­ment the band said: “It’s in keep­ing with all the mu­si­cal and the­atri­cal tra­di­tions that make Bellowhead what it is, that we will end at our peak and leave the au­di­ence want­ing more. The shows al­ways fin­ish on a high, and so should we.”

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