Jacob & Drinkwater


Jacob & Drinkwater

Show - Saturday 23th February 2019 , This show is free entry - contributions accepted on the door

Location: The West End Club Barry, Barry, CF62 6QY.

"Tobias ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater":

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. after a few years out from music he returned with the 2014 release ’the St Sidwell’s session’ and a run of summer festivals including Glastonbury and Larmer tree. His honest and original song-writing weaves in themes of love, memory, adversity and hope; ranging from the nostalgic images of a northern childhood 'in the shadow of a burnt out mill' (two wanderers in 1980’s clothes) to the trials and adventures of 21st century life ‘oh let me breathe, let me fly, let me live a polyphonic life’(a polyphonic life), 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 Emily Barker, Albert Jones, award winning folk singer Ange Hardy, he has also worked with Seth Lakeman, 3 daft monkeys, Jim Causley, lack of afro, Lucy Ward, Tankus the Henge, Sam Kelly, marry Waterson, 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 .