Show of Hands on politics shows

PUBLISHED: 16:16 04 February 2011

Show of Hands - Steve Knightley and Phil Beer with vocalist/double bass player Miranda Sykes

Show of Hands - Steve Knightley and Phil Beer with vocalist/double bass player Miranda Sykes

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Sidmouth FolkWeek band to appear on Andrew Marr Show

POPULAR Sidmouth FolkWeek headliners, Show of Hands, will make a live appearance on Sunday’s Andrew Marr Show on BBC 1.

Singer, songwriter Steve Knightley, instrumentalist Phil Beer and vocalist/double bass player Miranda Sykes, will perform Steve’s award-winning Arrogance Ignorance and Greed, the title track of their last album.

It blasts bankers and bonuses and MP’s expenses and was voted best original song in BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards for 2010.

With MP’s being convicted of expenses fraud and jailed, Knightley says: “It seems to be a song that is constantly refreshing itself.”

Also expected to appear on Sunday are William Hague, David Davis MP, Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Brighton Rock actress Andrea Riseborough.

The show goes out between 9-10am.

Exeter’s Knightley and Beer are currently on solo UK tours, with Knightley promoting his debut live solo album Live in Somerset.


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