The pair characterise their music as folk with a splash of blues, and they’ve been described as one of the hardest-working duos on the UK folk scene, and not without good reason. Since becoming full-time musicians in 2012, the couple have played folk clubs, theatres, arts centres and festivals worldwide, making friends and fans along the way.
Kip (vocals, flute, piano accordion, guitar) “has a voice to die for” (John Roffee, Maverick Magazine), whilst Dave (vocals, guitar, banjo) is widely recognised as one of the UK’s very best contemporary folk and blues songwriters, with his songs performed in folk clubs the world over.
The duo produce a unique sound, blending truly stunning harmonies with subtle, skilful musicianship. Their songs are beautiful, often hard-hitting and just occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, covering a wide range of styles and subject matter, and always delivered with passion.
In between the songs it’s another matter entirely. Kip and Dave are a couple in life as well as on stage, and it shows. Their personal rapport translates to a relaxed, self-effacing stage presence where the audience is invited to join, not only in the songs, but also in the stories and banter in between.
Stuck at home during Covid, the pair raised almost £7,000 for charity through their weekly live streams (Live from the Lounge), and also wrote and recorded their latest studio album The Passing of the Storm, which, as with the previous nine, has received rave reviews.
Released from lockdown, Winter Wilson are back on the road. In 2022/23, besides touring the UK, they returned to Canada and Continental Europe, whilst 2024 sees their long-awaited return to Australia and New Zealand.
With a fistful of new songs and plenty of old favourites, Winter Wilson are guaranteed to provide great entertainment.
You’ll laugh; you may cry… you’ll certainly want to see them again!
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