Alex Seel and Greg Hancock will be touring around the UK with a show involving some of the very top names in UK contemporary songwriting.
For all info about the artists etc please visit the tour website at www.circletour.co.uk

All CircleTour2020 and solo gig dates listed below...

Up coming shows...

Greg Hancock & Alex Seel - Live at Thornsett Road

17 Thornsett Road, Thornsett Road, Penge, London SE20 7XB

Greg and Alex met about 5 years ago in Exeter and immediately recognised in each other a kindred musical spirit. Both are songwriters who produce powerful, unusual songs accompanied by intricate and unique guitar styles. Both write rich, poetic lyrics that hang around in the memory long after being heard. Both are concerned with the place of people and love in the grand scheme of modern life in a way that is universally relatable and warm – never preachy or off-putting. Their songs are very human. They can be heartbreaking ... but humour is never far away.

There are, however, marked differences in the influences that have led to how they sound now. Greg developed his guitar style from 1970s English guitarists such as Nic Jones and Dick Gaughan, and with a big influence from Joni Mitchell who also radically changed his approach to lyric writing and song structure. Alex came more from a blues, pop and Americana tradition with a greater influence from Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Lyrically, Greg’s songs are often more involved with storytelling and narrative, while Alex weaves poetic images into lines that get right to the heart of the matter.

They both acknowledge the early influence of John Martyn and Nick Drake. Since their early days, however, they have each developed styles that cannot be defined by genre. There are touches of jazz, flamenco, blues, pop, classical, country and folk styles throughout their work.

Greg and Alex did a handful of gigs together in 2019 and decided to build on the positive reaction to those concerts with a tour in 2020. On this tour they will sometimes perform one after the other, and sometimes take the stage together to take turns to introduce and perform a selection of their work. This format allows for greater spontaneity and interaction between the two performers - and between them and the audience!

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More details at... www.circletour2020.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/events/528322817736962/

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Madeleine Harwood

Prema Arts Centre, Bethesda Chapel, South Street, , Uley, Near Dursley

Three highly respected and award winning singer-songwriters take the stage together, to take turns presenting and performing a selection of their compositions. This popular format allows for spontaneous interaction between the artists, and between the artists and the audience and leads to a lively and entertaining evening. The audience have a chance to compare and contrast three different approaches to contemporary British songwriting.

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Greg and Madeleine Harwood met in 2018 when they were both on the bill of the Busk Love Stage at the LOVE festival in Southport. Greg was very impressed by Madeleine’s beautiful, powerful and expressive voice and songwriting... and also by the very unusual fact that Madeleine is mainly an unaccompanied singer-songwriter, performing a cappella. She sometimes explores dark and deep topics too – places where many fear to tread! This is going to be an evening that really contrasts three different approaches to the art of songwriting: three artists following very different paths, but with a shared destination!

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Minnie Birch

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY

Three top singersongwriters present a SONGWRITERS CIRCLE concert in this iconic venue. Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Minnie Birch will take the stage together and then in turn, perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Greg met Minnie Birch at Busk Love festival in early 2019 having previously been introduced to her music via a mutual friend. In performance Minnie has a quiet intensity that draws the listener in as she weaves her wonderfully original lyrics around subtle melodies and some lovely guitar playing. Minnie writes dark, plaintive, beautiful music about life, love, adventures and fairy tales. Following slots supporting Joan Armatrading and a stint at Edinburgh fringe, Minnie has been wooing audiences all over the place with tours in Iceland, America, Europe and all over the U.K under her belt. Her debut album received national airplay on BBC radio 2, BBC 6 music and on BBC Radio 1 as Huw Stephen’s Introducing artist of the week. Minnie will provide a great counterbalance to Greg’s earthier attitudes and to Alex’s more bluesy sound!

"Her riveting and sometimes shocking lyrics are getting the recognition they deserve" Time Out Magazine

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Maaike Siegerist

The Plough Arts Centre, 9 - 11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ

Three top singersongwriters present a SONGWRITERS CIRCLE concert in this iconic venue. Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Maaike Siegerist will take the stage together and then, in turn, perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Maaike Siegerist is a true original. She moves effortlessly from jazz to pop and folk styles and writes continually surprising songs with snappy, sophisticated lyrics on a wide range of topics. She is an exceptionally good instrumentalist too who combines voice and accompaniment into a seamless whole that has audiences spellbound.

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Dave Jenkin

Dog & Rabbit Cafe, North Row, St Just, Cornwall

www.circletour.co.uk

Three top singer-songwriters present a SONGWRITERS CIRCLE concert in this beautiful venue. Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and local musician Dave Jenkin will take the stage together and then, in turn, perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Greg and Alex will be joined for the evening by Dave Jenkin, a superb instrumentalist guitarist who plays everything from ragtime to haunting compositions inspired by the Cornish landscape. There should be plenty of opportunity for spontaneity and interaction – musical and verbal - between the artists. This evening is a perfect opportunity to compare and contrast the style, technique and approach of three musicians who all share similar goals but approach from different directions.

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Tennyson's Twin

Tremayne Hall, Lemon Hill, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5NA

Three top singersongwriters return after a great reception here in 2019 to present a SONGWRITERS CIRCLE concert in this beautiful venue. Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Tennyson's Twin (Sarah Hayes) will take the stage together and then, in turn, perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Tennyson's Twin is the performance name of Sarah Hayes. Originally from Somerset, Sarah is a singer-songwriter now based in Falmouth, Cornwall. Her songs cover a range of different genres, including singer-songwriter, folk, ballads,blues, blues rock, Americana and pop. With a vocal style often described as ‘haunting’ and ‘sensual’ her emotive lyrics deal with subjects ranging from love and loss, to historical tales and the landscapes of the West Country.

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Sarah Yeo

Hawthorns Hotel, 8 Northload St, Glastonbury BA6 9JJ

www.circletour.co.uk

Three top singersongwriters present a SONGWRITERS CIRCLE concert in this beautiful venue in Glastonbury. Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Sarah Yeo will take the stage together and then, in turn, perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Greg and Alex will be joined by the wonderful Sarah Yeo who, like Greg, comes from Exeter in Devon. Sarah Yeo joined Greg and Alex last year for a songwriters circle in Devon and it was a great combination. Sarah plays strong melodic country-tinged pop with an unforgettable rich silky voice that really turns heads. She is a fine songwriter too who documents life’s loves, trials and quirks with a poetic simplicity and passion.

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Tobias Ben Jacob

St Paul's Church, Church Street, Starcross, Devon EX6 8PZ

www.circletour.co.uk

Three top singer-songwriters present a SONGWRITERS CIRCLE concert in this iconic venue. Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Tobias Ben Jacob will take the stage together in this beautiful venue and then take turns to perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Devon based Singer-Songwriter Tobias ben Jacob has been recently lauded by BBC 6's Tom Robinson and this Spring has seen airplay for new single 'Burning Low' on national radio including BBC Radio 2, BBC6, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Bristol, Blues & Roots and FRUK as well as being described by R2 Magazine as 'inventive and thrilling'. He has also performed for the legendary broadcaster Whispering Bob Harris in one of his 'Under The Apple Tree' sessions.

Greg has known Tobias and loved his music since they first met when Greg set up home in Exeter in 2012. Tobias can write in styles that seem simple, and equally in more complex structures, but what always comes across is the precision and beauty of his guitar playing supporting his passionate ethereal singing and extraordinary emotional and moving lyrics. In the beautiful venue of St Pauls, where Greg has played several times and Alex and he did a Songwriters Circle in 2019, the sound of Tobias’s vocals reverberating around the rafters will be stunning!

House Concert: Greg Hancock & Alex Seel

Tavistock

Venue: Tavistock (Private House Gig)

Tickets: This event is an invitation-only private house gig.

House gigs are becoming increasingly popular! If you would like to host a similar event, Greg and/or Alex would love to come to entertain you and your friends. Hosting live music in your own home can be a great way to make your special evening unique and memorable. It can provide a really close-up and intimate experience of the artists at work. The event could be tailored to your requirements and can be the main event, or part of larger event.

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Lucy Kitt

St Andrews Church Hall, West Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6DY

Three top singersongwriters present a SONGWRITERS CIRCLE concert in this iconic venue. Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Lucy Kitt will take the stage together and then in turn, perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Lucy Kitt has been songwriting and performing under the radar for many years. Like discovering a 'hidden gem', her solo performances have captured the hearts of fans far and wide, and her talent cannot fail to go unnoticed by all who hear her music. Lucy's unique sound has been described as warm, earthy, and mellow, as well as being greatly influenced by the sound of LA's Laurel Canyon in the 1970's. Propelled by her semi-finalist status at the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk awards, the live music scene beckoned, and Lucy has supported a host of musical talent ever since, including Cara Dillon, Turin Brakes, The Unthanks, Pete Mollinari and Nick Mulvey. Major UK festival slots have included: Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, and Lounge on the Farm, and Red Rooster Festival. Having won the 2014 Gibson/Sundance song writing competition, Lucy's songs have been placed firmly on the musical map. She has played gigs around the world, including Northern California, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, and Germany. Lucy writings are honest, and heartfelt accounts of her personal experiences, and tell stories of love, loss, learning and longing. Those that feature on Lucy’s debut album ‘Stand by’ give account of the poignant chapter of her life, whilst living in Canterbury, Kent during and after University.

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Steve Dagleish

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, King's Cross, London WC1h 8JF

www.circletour.co.uk

Three top singer-songwriters make a return visit after their well received concert in 2019, to present a SONGWRITERS CIRCLE concert in this great, atmospheric venue. Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Steve Dagleish will take the stage together and then, in turn, perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Inspired by the craftsmanship of songwriters Neil Young, John Martyn & Nick Drake, Hull-born, London-resident Steve Dagleish now performs his original songs, interpretations of 'trad' and modern songs, at folk clubs, music venues and festivals. In 2015, Steve supported Chris Wood, collaborated with Ranagri and headlined Saltburn Folk Club's 'Original Alternative Concert'. His debut album 'Only Losers Write on Bridges' received extensive airplay on mainstream and digital radio stations. He toured the UK in Spring 2016 following sell-out London headline gigs with son John Dagleish. Steve played several festivals in the Summer, and released a second album 'Yours for Eternity' following a sell-out London launch

May22

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Chris Cleverley

Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, Taunton TA4 2RE

Greg is returning to one of Somerset’s top venues - Cotleigh Brewery - after a very well received songwriters circle last year with Alex Seel and Sarah Yeo. This year alongside Greg and Alex will be one of the very finest of the new generation of alt-folk singer-songwriters and guitarists, Chris Cleverley. You’ll be able to sample not only some of the best contemporary acoustic music, but also some of Cotleigh’s delicious ales!

Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability with original and traditional material resonating deeply with UK-wide audiences. His thought-provoking words dissect themes as diverse as deteriorating anxious minds, damaging gender constructs, literary heroines and hospital beds, all the while reflecting a keen intellect and strong social conscience. Underpinning this songwriting flair is a powerful affinity with his chosen instrument. Described as ‘Impressive’ by The Telegraph, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful, inventive and unique fingerstyle players on the scene. Continuing the legacy of his heroes Nic Jones, John Martyn and John Renbourn, the essence of the folk revival abounds in his memorable music.

www.chriscleverley.com

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Tennyson's Twin

St Katherines Priory, St Katherines Road, Exeter EX4 7JY

Greg and Alex met about 5 years ago in Exeter and immediately recognised in each other a kindred musical spirit. Both are songwriters who produce powerful, unusual songs accompanied by intricate and unique guitar styles. Both write rich, poetic lyrics that hang around in the memory long after being heard. Both are concerned with the place of people and love in the grand scheme of modern life in a way that is universally relatable and warm – never preachy or off-putting. Their songs are very human. They can be heartbreaking... but humour is never far away. There are, however, marked differences in the influences that have led to how they sound now. Greg developed his guitar style from 1970s English guitarists such as Nic Jones and Dick Gaughan, and with a big influence from Joni Mitchell who also radically changed his approach to lyric writing and song structure. Alex came more from a blues, pop and Americana tradition with a greater influence from Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Lyrically, Greg’s songs are often more involved with storytelling and narrative, while Alex weaves poetic images into lines that get right to the heart of the matter. They both acknowledge the early influence of John Martyn and Nick Drake. Since their early days, however, they have each developed styles that can not be defined by genre. There are touches of jazz, flamenco, blues, pop, classical, country and folk styles throughout their work. Greg and Alex did a handful of gigs together in 2019 and decided to build on the positive reaction to those concerts with a tour in 2020. On this tour they will sometimes perform one after the other, and sometimes take the stage together to take turns to introduce and perform a selection of their work. This format allows for greater spontaneity and interaction between the two performers - and between them and the audience.

After their show in London in 2019, these were a couple of reactions: “... each with a guitar but different approach to both writing and playing that complimented each other excellently. I think what impressed me the most was the respect they had for each other and their music. It was a night of real quality with songs that all came from the heart and experience, so there was happy and sad, victory and defeat and lots of memories.” Fatea – Tony Birch

“What an incredibly amazing night of music!” Adam Jenkins

About Greg: “A master guitarist, exquisite songwriter and beautiful arranger of music” Stevie O’Connor - Blues and Roots Radio

Greg’s 2019 album “The State of My Hair” “An intoxicating musical and lyrical cocktail of Al Stewart and Ray Davies, infused with his own unique brilliance as a guitarist and songwriter” Mike Davies – Folking.com

Greg’s 2017 album “A303” “**** A delightful collection. Great stuff!” R&R Magazine

About Alex: “..great rootsy feel with some lovely harmonic twists.” Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6

“one of Britain’s finer songwriters.... he’s also a gifted guitarist...exquisite fingerpicking beautifully complements a nicely judged vocal performance” R&R Magazine

Alex’s 2019 album “Spell on a Tin Drum” "****His gorgeous vocals dominate this album, evoking Paul Siebel in lyrics and hints of Jeff Buckley in sound - he depicts an impulsive nature while also remaining grounded in clarity...Seel manages to grasp the listener within the poetry of his words...spell- binding lyrics". Maverick Magazine

www.greghancockmusic.com www.alexseel.com

Joining Alex and Greg on the night is Tennyson's Twin.

Tennyson’s Twin is the performance name of singer-songwriter, Sarah Hayes.

Originally from Somerset, Sarah is a singer-songwriter now based in Falmouth, Cornwall. Her songs cover a range of different genres, including singer-songwriter, folk, ballads,blues, blues rock, Americana and pop. With a vocal style often described as ‘haunting’ and ‘sensual’ her emotive lyrics deal with subjects ranging from love and loss, to historical tales and the landscapes of the West Country.

Sarah began her professional musical career in 1994 as lead singer for Somerset folk band 'Romany', alongside guitarist Paddy Scot & fiddle player Glen Titmus, playing a mix of traditional folk songs and original acoustic works in the pubs and clubs of Somerset. During her time with Romany, she discovered a talent for song-writing.

In 2001, Sarah joined cover band 'Beyond Blame' as lead singer, playing a wide-range of well-known popular songs for outdoor concerts, pub gigs, weddings and private parties.

After an extended break to pursue an academic career as a historian, Sarah returned to singing in November 2013. Organising a concert on behalf of the University of Exeter, ‘Industrial Folk: Songs & Stories of Working Life’, at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, Sarah took to the stage with Michael Mathieson (Mad Dog Mcrea), Olivia Dunn (Phil Beer Band, Other Mother) & singer-songwriter Reg Meuross.

Adopting the name of her favourite poet, Sarah embarked on a new solo career as ‘Tennyson’s Twin’. Launching her first EP ‘Time Traveller’ in February 2016. The name reflects her long-standing love of poetry, art, history and landscapes which inspire and influence her song-writing. 2020 sees the release of a new album that promises to be something very special.

www.tennysonstwin.co.uk/

Tickets £10 Doors 7.30. Performance 8.00.

For more information please call Twigg's Gigs on 07508 169 049 Or email sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Bob Gallie

The Old Theatre Royal, 12 Old Orchard Street, , Bath BA1 1JU

www.circletour.co.uk Three top singer-songwriters make a return visit after their well received concert in 2019, to present a SONGWRITERS CIRCLE concert in this great, atmospheric venue. Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Steve Dagleish will take the stage together and then, in turn, perform selections of their compositions. This is a perfect format to compare and contrast styles and techniques, and there will be plenty of interaction - both musical and verbal between the performers!

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.

“His voice is a thing comprised of equal parts comfort and mystery, and it perfectly suits the songs, which are intimate but at the same time just a little bit untamed.”

folkradio

Bob Gallie is the epitome of a modern-day troubadour: relentlessly gigging around the South West and holding audiences entranced wherever he performs. His songs are emotional, perceptive and engaging. His voice ranges from a gentle, almost spoken sound to a powerful melodic crescendo, soaring into the stratosphere. Bob has performed at festivals and venues all over the South West , where he is now based, and his native Wales. He has a firm following of fans – a group that is added to at every gig. Once heard, never forgotten!