Enjoy an intimate evening with Blackheart, UK Exposure Music Awards ‘Best British Duo’ winners when they play a concert at Rampton Village Hall on Friday August 21st as part of their ‘Beautifully Acoustic’ nationwide tour. Advance tickets are £10 (under 16’s £6) available now from Martyn Blunt on 07769 142752 / 01954 252214 and the concert runs from 7.30 to 10.00pm. Limited tickets will also be available on the door.
Blackheart are multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. Their unique music has been described as a heavenly fusion of folk, intelligent pop and classical music and as “Utterly magical” by the BBC’s John Gilmore and “One of the best things to come out of England in recent years.” by Fatea Music Magazine
After three successful albums, over 600 concerts from Amsterdam, Berlin and Sydney to London, Belfast and Glastonbury and radio play in nearly every country in the world, Blackheart’s pioneering music and unique sound remains difficult to categorise. They combine acoustic instruments and the voice of Chrissy Mostyn with piano, omnichord, electric percussion, electric mandola, bowed guitar and vintage synthesisers to create a new and very unique vision of contemporary folk music.
Their highly personal, haunting music led Australia’s Western Star to say “Blackheart take their audiences from heartbreaking to uplifting in a single song” Radio 2’s Aled Jones to simply say “A great band” and Genesis legend Steve Hackett to describe their music “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring.”
The songs they write are true personal stories and they tell fascinating, sometimes hilarious and sometimes very moving stories about their songs, how and where they were written and also about their unusual musical life on the road.
Their success began when their song ‘Unlike Water’ was used as the soundtrack to a major TV commercial. Now signed to Right Track / Universal Records, Blackheart have released three albums and three singles of which ‘Wednesday Afternoon’ got national UK airplay and led them to two headline tours of Australia and New Zealand plus successful tours of Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands.
Their new album ‘Songs From a Satellite’ entered the Amazon chart within 5 days of release and is available at iTunes, Amazon and HMV nationwide. It went on to be awarded second place ‘Album of the Year’ in the US Independent Music Awards. Their single Christmas Lights reached No.52 in the UK Christmas Chart and they continue to be played on Radio 2.