"Velvet voice, lovely guitar work, wonderful songs"
On tour from England
The return engagement of the rich voice that thrilled us two years ago
The amiable and accomplished Bob Fox, with one of the finest voices to grace the folk circuit, accompanies himself on acoustic guitar in richly sung North East Ballads. His performances are marked by warmth, humor and friendly exhortations to sing along with the choruses. He is appreciated for his nimble finger picking guitar work.
Bob has been acclaimed to have one of the truly great voices from the North East of England, one of the best voices in England.
Following his two nominations in 2003 for Best Folk Singer and Best Traditional song, Bob gained two more in 2004 as Best Folk Singer and for Best Original song for his version of Chris Leslie's My Love is in America recorded on Bob's latest acclaimed CD Borrowed Moments.
In 1975, after spending 5 years as a floor singer around the many folk clubs in the North East of England as well as being a resident singer at the famous Davylamp Folk Club in Washington, Bob Fox met fellow North Easterner Tom McConville and his career as a professional folk singer/musician began.
In the duo with Tom he toured the vibrant folk club scene of mid 70's Britain, playing a mixture of Irish and Scottish dance music and singing mainly traditional songs primarily from their native North East, Tom on fiddle and Bob playing guitar and piano.
After two very successful years Bob and Tom parted and Bob formed a duo with Stu Luckley. This proved to be one of the most innovative and highly acclaimed collaborations ever seen on the UK folk scene and led to Bob and Stu releasing their first album Nowt So Good'll Pass, which was voted folk album of the year and remains a unique and classic album. The duo also toured Germany, Holland, Australia and New Zealand, and released a second album Wish We Never Had Parted in 1982 before breaking up to pursue individual projects.
Since that time Bob has continued to work as a solo artist, in a Celtic Band, as a Folk Artist in Residence, and in a duo with Benny Graham celebrating the rich and varied culture of the coal mining communities.
Bob has celebrated 30 years of singing folk songs professionally, touring both in the UK and abroad, including appearances as special guest on the Fairport Convention tour and continuing with folk club tours in Britain, Holland and Canada.
This proved to be a very special House Concert, enjoyed by a select crowd who very much appreciated this return engagement of one of England's best troubadors . . .
Link to Bob Fox's website: and music clips