GIGSPANNER

Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 7:30 pm

GIGSPANNER

 THE WIFE OF URBAN LAW STUDIO ALBUM LAUNCH

Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on Percussion.

His departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span, has enabled fiddle player Peter Knight to turn his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process establish their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking  forces on the British folk scene. The captivating nature of their set stems not only from their creative ability and vision, but the eclectic nature of the material chosen. There are eddies and undercurrents drawn from a whole palette of influences which serve to arrest and inspire.  

2016 was a vintage year for the trio, with Peter receiving Fatea Magazine's 'Instrumentalist of the Year' Award and ‘Best Musician’ in the inaugural folking. com Awards as voted for by the concert going public. Their album 'Layers of Ages' was included in many of the end of year 'Best of ' lists.

Press Quotes…

With his trio, Peter Knight breaks new ground and is second to absolutely nobody...ground-breaking, engaging, frequently astonishing, Gigspanner deliver a quite simply superb set Maverick Magazine

Gigspanner has taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works. Their increasingly impressive sound is like no other Folk Radio UK

Peter Knight shows a willingness to turn the expected inside out and place it back as neatly as it was before being taken fRoots Magazine

Gigspanner work together in musical genius, there is no track that won’t rope you in and buzz you like drinking a barrel of coffee EFDSS Magazine Magnificent....a feast of imaginative music 5***** The Telegraph

Peter Knight Can Spin the World on His Bow Sir Terry Pratchett

What makes Gigspanner unique is the variety of musical colours on their palette. What makes them brilliant is how they blend them without ever muddying the landscape ~ Spiral Earth