while-and-matthewsWith their powerful music and engaging performances Chris and Julie’s shows are always superb entertainment. No wonder they have been nominated 9 times in the BBC folk awards winning best duo in 2009.

Chris While and Julie Matthews’ musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members of the legendary folk super-group The Albion Band. In 1997 they left the band to concentrate on their work as a duo which has seen them tour throughout the world and gain an ever growing devoted fan-base. Their songs have been covered by a range of artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson, Christine Collister and Fairport Convention.

Both multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion while Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion.

They are two of my favorite singer songwriters in the whole wide world.
Beth Nielsen Chapman
If these women had been born in California, they would be world famous by now.
Ashley Hutchings
I have become one of their biggest fans as a result of listening to their superb output. They are what I most admire, intelligent and musical with attitude.
Barbara Dickson
These women far outclass their many famous American cousins, and prove just how immediate and powerful well-written and performed music can still be. Awe- inspiring.
Dirty Linen
A little bit of blues, a small touch of country and quite a lot of folk, you wonder what all the fuss is about over Shawn Colvin, Lisa Loeb and the rest.