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Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called 'stand out new folk by BBC6 Music with their live show described as intense and spellbinding by Folk Radio UK. The duo formed in 2014 playing their first gig together at the iconic Glastonbury Festival.

The 2015 indie release The Burning Low EP received national airplay and glowing reviews from such quarters as Radio 2's Folk Show, BBC6 Music's Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Bristol, FRUK, Fatea, Spiral Earth, Louder Than War and Whispering Bob TV. The track We Are The First Ones Now featured stunning harmonies from Wildwood Kin.

In 2016 they recorded Live at Hope Hall with a sell-out crowd at Exeter's Hope Hall and released an album that captures the intense energy and improvisational nature of the live show and takes the listener on a real emotional journey.

Singer-songwriter Tobias Ben Jacob first received wider acclaim as part of The Roots Union with BBC Folk Award winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (Edgelarks) including playing live for the BBC at Maida Vale Studios and recording in Nashville, Tennessee. He has toured extensively and had several releases including the 2017 album A Polyphonic Life Tobias songs have been featured in the documentary film Beating The Bomb and in the feature film Tomorrow.

Lukas Drinkwater is rightly referred to as one of busiest musicians in the UK. In demand as a producer, performer and session player in the worlds of folk and jazz he has featured on many acclaimed albums. Recently he's been touring with AMA UK Artist of the Year Emily Barker, Albert Jones, Ange Hardy, and the Peoples String Foundation. He has also worked with Seth Lakeman, 3 Daft Monkeys, Jim Causley, Lack of Afro, Lucy Ward, Tankus The Henge, Sam Kelly, The Little Unsaid and many more.

The duo's dynamic and emotionally charged live show with all its energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity has drawn comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. The added complement of stirring vocal harmonies nicely rounds off the mix.

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Youth, Elderly, Adult
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