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Date: Monday 27th April Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Main Auditorium
Country duo The Shires come to their home county for an evening of country influenced music straight out of Nashville.
The duo of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes have swiftly became one of the real buzz bands of 2014. Hailing from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and with only a handful of live dates under their belt, The Shires have secured the support of a host of industry tastemakers in no time. They signed to Decca just before they made their official live London debut at the second annual Country 2 Country Festival at London’s 02 Arena.
24 hours later, they were performing at a prestigious London reception held jointly by BBC Radio 2 and the Country Music Association. The following morning, they were on a plane heading for their first songwriting sessions in Music City USA itself, Nashville. Two days further on, Ben and Crissie were featured in the Radio 2 documentary ‘Nashville UK,’ celebrating the rise and rise of country on these shores.
So things have been moving very fast indeed in the world of the Shires
Powered by Crissie’s powerful but subtle and supple vocals and Ben’s perfectly complementary tones and acoustic guitar, The Shires have literally found a piece of country to call their own. They love American music, but they’re proudly British and intensely keen to add some real indigenous flavour to the pot – this is no twangy tribute act!