Coope, Boyes and Simpson
‘CODA’ Coope Boyes & Simpson Farewell European Tour 2017. Supported by The Peace Through Folk Choir in association with Leek Arts Festival.
In 1993, three blokes from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, with a name like a firm of solicitors, released an album of acappella songs full of social comment and (in the words of Folk Roots) ‘harmonies you could chew’.
They were, of course, Coope, Boyes and Simpson, and the album was Funny Old World. Q Magazine named it as their Roots Album of the Year in 1994.
Now, 23 years later, with a career that has encompassed a dozen albums, numerous tours and festival appearances, as well as a Folk Awards nomination, Coope, Boyes and Simpson have released what will be their final studio album.
‘CODA’ is a collection of songs, mainly self-penned or drawn from the tradition, covering issues such as refugees, Iraq and climate change. With an anger undimmed, Coope, Boyes and Simpson are returning to their roots and completing the circle that started with Funny Old World.
May 2017 will see Coope, Boyes and Simpson embark on their farewell tour at venues throughout the UK and Europe. The tour will be a celebration of their career, and will feature material from across their entire repertoire.
The Coope, Boyes and Simpson ‘CODA’ tour will land at The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek on Thursday 11th May as part of Leek Arts Festival 2017.
Presented by Peace through Folk in association with Leek Arts Festival, the concert will also include a performance by The Peace through Folk Choir.
Tickets In advance – £15 or £17 on the day
Subject to availability – when they ’re gone they’re gone!
To get more details and to buy tickets direct please see the events section of our website www.peacethroughfolk.org
or you can contact us direct by email to email@example.com
or by phone 0780 552 9492
or you can buy tickets in person from The Foxlowe Arts Centre.
Thursday 11th May 2017
Doors open 7.30 pm.