Published: May 1st 2011April 22nd 2011
Show of Hands are our favourite act. We remember them individually from the 1970s when they did floor and guest spots at Exeter University. We saw them for the first time as Show of Hands at The Evesham Arts Centre early on when there were about 20 in the audience! We have followed their career with interest. They normally now play with Miranda Sykes on double bass, but the bass had met with an accident that day and Miranda had returned early to Bath.
So Phil and Steve were back to the duo, the performance was perhaps more fresh and they were doing some older stuff as they needed to replace songs that relied on Miranda. Someone had recently asked why they still called the trio "Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes", I had said you still had Show of Hands without Miranda, but not with the loss of anyone else.