MIRANDA SYKES & REX PRESTON have a unique connection – which is a pleasure to listen to and plain to see when they share a stage together – http://sykespreston.com MIRANDA SYKES is well known as the third member of SHOW OF HANDS. She is one of the few female double bassists in England & is an accomplished singer in her own right. Miranda holds her audience spellbound: it is the emotional quality of her voice that makes her musical partnership with Rex so engaging, rather than the novelty of such an unusual musical pairing as the double bass & mandolin.

REX PRESTON has a reputation as a fine & imaginative mandolin player and is a leading light in a new wave of British Bluegrass musicians. He is a rising star in mandolin-playing circles and with 20 years of playing behind him, he possesses a wonderfully sensitive musicality and a dexterous, flamboyant playing style.

The rare fusion of double bass & mandolin makes for one of the most exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene. Miranda & Rex interweave timeless, well chosen covers with one or two Preston originals. Their backgrounds, as well as skilful instrumentation & warm engaging vocals have shaped their unique sound.

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70 tickets only, seating cabaret-style at tables with candles. Beer, wine, soft drinks and nibbles available from the bar.

Tickets £10 from Haynes Hanson & Clark on Church Street (cash only, no actual ticket – leave name and phone number to be checked on the door), or 01256 892110

Proceeds to the Test Valley Cycling Club, to support family-friendly cycling and running events in Whitchurch

Event Details

Date: May 2, 2013 at 12:00 am

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