Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater are two of this generations most in-demand performers. Ange has racked up countless awards for her song writing and live performances, including a nomination at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and three consecutive FATEA Magazine award wins: “Female Vocalist of the Year (2013) ”, “Album of the Year (2014)” and “The Tradition Award (2015)”. Ange’s last two studio albums – both featuring Lukas Drinkwater on double bass and backing vocals – appeared in The Telegraph’s “Best Folk Albums” lists for 2014 and 2015.
Lukas brings a fresh angle and bolder sound to many of Ange’s songs, as well as allowing her to perform a number of songs from her albums that Ange hasn’t regularly performed as a solo artist.
Ange and Lukas are currently writing new material for their 2016 studio album “Findings”. Their new songs draw heavily from the folk tradition and broadly focus on the themes of family, migration and local trades. “Findings” are the parts used to join jewellery components together to create something beautiful; this new album is about bringing together two musicians to create something even greater than the sum of their parts.
Folk broadcaster Mike Harding referred to Ange as “one of the most interesting, powerful and talented singers and songwriters to come out of recent years” and her 2016 gigs with Lukas Drinkwater will serve to cement their position as two of this generations greatest performers.