Dunelm Club, 55 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN

NB: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Greg Hancock and Alex Seel first ran into each other at an open mic session in Exeter nearly a decade ago, and immediately recognised a kindred spirit in each other. Despite having very different styles and very different early influences (Greg coming originally from the folk side of things, and Alex more from Americana and Blues), their musical objectives were clearly aimed in the same direction. Both use their guitar skills to enhance and embellish carefully thought-out and thoughtful, contemporary lyrics that will resonate long after they are heard. Greg and Alex have often gigged together over the last few years and have developed an entertaining and relaxed stage presence by choosing to be on stage together and taking turns to present songs and interact with each other.. and with the audience!

Greg Hancock only began performing a few years ago after many years living overseas but has quickly built up a solid reputation as one of the UK’s most original songwriters and skillful guitarists. He makes observations on the human condition that can be serious, but are always imbued with a wry sense of humour and an unexpected turn of phrase. There are echoes of influences such as Nic Jones, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell in his work... but the overall sound is completely his own.

“A master guitarist, exquisite songwriter and beautiful arranger of music... one of the finest songwriters in the UK and should be heard by as many music lovers as possible!” Blues and Roots

Alex Seel’s songs go right to the heart of the matter. Whether he’s exploring themes of love, life or modern society, he weaves his deceptively gentle lyrics around subtle and sophisticated melodies and song structures. More Americana and blues influenced than Greg, his virtuoso guitar playing ranges from the sweetly melodic to a crisp punchy rhythmic style that is entirely unique.

“Exquisite and powerful songs from one of the best composers, guitarists and singers in the UK today. Alex Seel has influences from blues, pop and the British Folk Revival guitarists but his sound is all his own” - Twickfolk Feb 2020

Gig enquiries:

Early Bird £10 + booking fee, General £12 + booking fee