“A sizzling hot ensemble…” – Songlines
“Innovative” – The Guardian
Electrifying acoustic/ roots band The Urban Folk Quartet are heading out for their spring 2019 tour.
Kicking off at the end of February at Lincolnshire’s historic Ropewalk, on the site of a former 19th century rope making factory, the tour concludes in April at the former Dorset home of Frankenstein scribe Mary Shelley.
The 13 date jaunt will see the award-winning quartet perform material from throughout their career, including new tunes from their impending seventh album. Yet-to-be-titled, the release forms part of The UFQ’s 10th anniversary celebrations, which will run throughout 2019 and see the band enjoy further live shows, major festival appearances, and more.
Taking a break from recording, UFQ co-founder Tom Chapman said: “We debuted a few new tunes on our autumn 2018 tour, and the response was fantastic. So we’ll be road-testing more new numbers throughout these dates, dropping them into the set alongside established fan favourites and the occasional rarity.”
Discussing their year-long birthday celebrations, Tom said simply: “We can’t believe it’s been ten years … and the new material’s sounding really special!”
Formed in the summer of 2009, The Urban Folk Quartet excel playing live, hosting high-energy, genre-defying acoustic shows that leave audiences breathless. Comprising of fiddle player and guitarist Joe Broughton, fiddle player Paloma Trigás, percussionist Tom Chapman and banjo/ guitar player Dan Walsh, the quartet’s dazzling musicianship (and showmanship) finds four artists at the very top of their game.
For full details of The UFQ’s touring schedule see: www.theufq.com
The UFQ: Nine years in 2.5 minutes (compilation) – 2009-2018
The UFQ 10th Anniversary – Spring Tour 2019
Saturday 23 February 2019
The Ropewalk, Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18 5JT
T: 01652 660380
Saturday 9 March 2019
The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB
T: 01704 533 333
Saturday 16 March 2019
Huntingdon Hall, CrownGate, Worcester WR1 3LD
T: 01905 611 427
Saturday 23 March 2019
The Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS
T: 01392 667080
Saturday 30 March 2019
Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NE
T: 01235 515144
Saturday 6 April 2019
Bristol Folk House, 40A Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG
T: 0117 926 2987
Friday 12 April 2019
Silvester Horne Institute, 60 High St, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6BY
Saturday 13 April 2019
Ace Space, St. Nicholas Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5PR
T: 07905 590214
* Supported by Thom Ashworth
Monday 15 April 2019
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London N1 9JB
T: 020 78375371
Thursday 18 April 2019
Marlborough Town Hall, 5 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1AA
Friday 19 April 2019
Artrix Arts Centre, Slideshow Drive, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 1GN
T: 01527 577330
Thursday 25 April 2019
Alexander’s Live, 2 Rufus Court, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2JW
T: 01244 401 402
Saturday 27 April 2019
Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX
T: 01202 413 600
* For full list of live appearances see: www.theufq.com/gigs
The UFQ perform Peter Gabriel’s Solsbury Hill (live rehearsal).
Details of the band’s new album will be announced later in the spring.
The UFQ are available for selected interviews.
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