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Show of Hands - The Best One Yet

Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

Friday 12th November

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury


Kris Drever, with support from Siobhan Wilson

Saturday 2nd April 2015

Kingston Barn

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

£13 online
£14 in advance 
£15 on the door 

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour “If Wishes Were Horses” released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music..

Drever’s voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more. 

As well as material from ‘If Wishes Were Horses’ Kris will revisit older songs from across his catalogue, playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook page  old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections

“Kris Drever is a serious talent”

“The folk revival has a new standard bearer”

‘Completely infectious'
BBC Music ***** 

'Utterly stunning' 

'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air' 

Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity

Sets the standard for others to follow - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK

Here's Kris and Lau with his song Ghosts....


Kris will be supported by Siobhan Wilson
Siobhan Wilson is a singer songwriter from Glasgow. She cites Nina Simone, John Martyn and Perfume Genuis among her influences and has recently toured with Willy Mason.

She recorded her debut album Glorified Demons in her home city and it features, among others, the super popular track All Dressed Up, which has been downloaded for free over 50,000 times! Glorified Demons was recorded by Frightened Rabbit's Gordon Skene, who joined her for the session.

"She can silence a crowd with little more than a whisper.." Paul English, Daily Record

"..personal, touching lyrics.." Vic Galloway, BBCScot

- Date Added 29/03/2016