Winter Wilson are back on the road, following a hugely successful UK tour with folk-rock legends Fairport Convention, and now featuring songs from their latest CD Far Off on the Horizon. As with previous offerings, this new album has met with great critical acclaim:
“Dave Wilson’s songs pull no punches when relating to the sights and sounds of everyday local life, and are complimented by Kip’s powerful and emotional voice.”
Daily Telegraph, January 2018
“A sublime collection of tracks to kick off the new year in style. Well-balanced, strong songs delivered with care, and by people that are passionate about their craft. Lovely.”
Grem Devlin, Living Tradition Magazine
“Winter Wilson have landed another, right on the bridge of the nose; this is not an album that's easy to ignore.”
Neil King, Fatea Magazine
But it is in live performance that these two really excel, interspersing great songs, stunning harmonies and fine musicianship with often hilarious tales of life on the road. That’s why so many venues and festivals book them time and again.
“The songs were wonderful, the singing a joy. It is rare that I can sit over 2 hours listening to music I have never heard before, but be absolutely involved from beginning to end. Thank you for a really enjoyable evening.” NM - Lincolnshire
“In 30 years of listening to folk music, I have never heard two voices blend so perfectly together.” David Aird, Chairman Glenfarg Folk Club
West Germany (although her family lived in Holland at the time - bad day out!), but fiercely Scottish (Hebridean, if you want to be picky....).
Holland, Germany, England, Scotland... also lived in France for a while - a bit of a nomad. But music always featured. Kip learned to sing harmonies on long family car journeys back to the Outer Hebrides every summer. "It was usually a two-day journey, in a Morris Minor with no radio, so singing was the natural way to pass the time."
Learned piano from age 9. Bought a second-hand flute for Fr400 when living in France in 1980 and has subsequently "pootled" on guitar, tenor guitar, bass, piano accordion and tenor ukulele.
But mainly she loves to sing - anything from classical and jazz to soul, but especially folk and blues.
"My Dad, a great singer and musician and I learned so many songs from him."
Born & Raised
Sleaford, Lincolnshire (although he did briefly move next door, to Nottinghamshire!).
Bought his first (Yamaha) guitar aged 17 and taught himself to play from the David Bowie song book. He started writing songs regularly when he began attending Boston Folk Club in the early 1980s (to make up for not knowing any folk songs) and hasn't looked back since.
Dave's songs have been covered by musicians all over the UK and beyond, the best known being Storm Around Tumbledown, which has been recorded by Vin Garbutt and Anthony John Clarke amongst others.
Today Dave plays mainly Martin guitars, plus a handmade Nick Benjamin.
Occasionally he has a "rock god moment" when he gets the chance to play his Fender Strat.
He also enjoys practising banjo... loudly... at home.
Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson, Nic Jones, Steve Earle, Martin Simpson, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, John Tams, we could go on...
"It's the words that matter."