Jacob & Drinkwater

Jacob & Drinkwater’s last visit to Stogumber at the Festival five years Festival’s most acclaimed performances, so we are delighted that they are back at the start of their forthcoming nationwide autumn tour for a special performance at St Mary’s Church, Stogumber, on Saturday 14 August at 7:30pm. Buy tickets here

The Duo has been called “stand out new folk” by BBC6  Music with their live show described as “intense and spellbinding” by Folk Radio UK.   The duo formed in 2014 playing their first gig together at the iconic Glastonbury Festival.

Singer-songwriter Tobias ben Jacob first received wider acclaim as part of The Roots Union with BBC Folk Award winners, Edgelarks, including playing live for the BBC at Maida Vale Studios and recording in Nashville, Tennessee. He has toured extensively and had several releases including the 2017 album ‘A Polyphonic Life’ . Tobias’ songs have been featured in the documentary film Beating The Bomb and in the feature film Tomorrow.

Lukas Drinkwater is rightly referred to as “one of busiest musicians in the UK.” In demand as a producer, performer and session player in the worlds of folk and jazz, he has featured on many acclaimed albums. Recently he’s been touring with ‘AMA UK Artist of the Year’ Emily Barker, Albert Jones and the Peoples String Foundation. He has also worked with Seth Lakeman, 3 Daft Monkeys, Jim Causley, Lucy Ward, Tankus The Henge, Sam Kelly, The Little Unsaid and many more.

The duo’s dynamic and emotionally charged live show with all its energy, musical chemistryand spontaneity has drawn comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. The added complement of stirring vocal harmonies nicely rounds off the mix.


“Really stop you in your tracks”
Fresh On The Net

Inventive and thrilling”
R2: Rock n Reel

One of our best artists”
BBC Devon Introducing

“Intense and spellbinding”
Folk Radio UK

“Stand out new folk... superb.. excellent"
Chris Hawkins. BBC Radio 6

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