Coope Boyes And Simpson | Farewell Tour
SATURDAY 13 MAY - 8:00 PM
In 1993, three blokes from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, with a name like a firm of solicitors, released an album of acappella songs full of social comment and (in the words of Folk Roots) harmonies you could chew.
They were, of course, Coope Boyes and Simpson, and the album was Funny Old World. Q Magazine named it as their Roots Album of the Year in 1994.
Now, twenty three years later, with a career that has encompassed at least a dozen albums, numerous tours and festival appearances, as well as a Folk Awards nomination, Coope Boyes and Simpson embark upon their Farewell Tour. Featuring music from their tenth and final studio album CODA, mainly self-penned or drawn from the tradition, Coope Boyes and Simpson return to their roots and complete the circle that started with Funny Old World.
SUPPORT IN THE FOYER 7.15 – 7.45PM: JIGFOOT
Jigfoot play traditional dance tunes with energy, inventiveness and, above all, swing. This is music that defies you to stay still, whether it’s at a dance or in a concert performance. We specialise in tunes from southern English sources, although we play tunes from other areas of the country too. Each arrangement starts from a simple melody, with the music growing and developing organically as we respond to each others’ playing.
Reworked traditional tunes that jump and leap with infinite energy. FolkWords
Southampton-based purveyors of English dance music strut their stuff with exuberant bounce, swing and syncopation. fRoots