With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian; the voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as ‘one of British folk’s mightiest combinations’ (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for ‘Best Duo’.
Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart.
A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016
BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 ‘BEST DUO’ NOMINEES
'England's answer to the McGarrigles.’ (* * * * * The Guardian)
‘Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.’ (* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month)
'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.’ (* * * * * R2)
'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’ ( * * * * Songlines)
‘A fine study of human emotion’ (* * * * EDS)
‘One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.’ (Folk Radio UK)
‘Formidably brilliant.’ (Independent)
‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ (Martin Simpson)
‘In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.’ (Tom Robinson, 6 Music)