Peter Knight’s Gigspanner has been hailed by Songlines magazine as “another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool”, but those already in the know will tell you that there is far more to Gigspanner than meets the eye.
The trio is now established as a powerful presence at venues and festivals around the UK, and beyond- and rapidly gaining new fans.
A Bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from Steeleye Span’s legendary fiddle player, dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the fiddle world. But, Gigspanner’s musical reach flirts audaciously with Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences, transporting audiences on a “blistering pace of a musical world tour” (Lancashire Guardian)
It is no surprise that author Terry Pratchett wrote that “Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow”.
Finding the perfect vehicle to showcase his unique virtuosity, Peter’s musicianship is a revelation to those whose only experience of his playing has been limited to Steeleye Span.
Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Conga’s and Djembe, both described as “powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right”
Gigspanner’s Debut Album ‘Lipreading the Poet’ was named as one of the best 15 Global Albums of 2009. But…leave any pre-conceived ideas at the door, and ditch the pigeonholes. If you have a taste for “music of intelligently crafted brilliance” (Songlines magazine) there is something here to nurture your soul.
"An absolute treasure to behold. A packed barn could have listened all night...intimate and beautiful. Great, innovative music, encompassing a variety of influences and sources drawn from an invaluable career. Don’t let it be history that tells you how good. Be there…Gigspanner at a venue near you."
- Simon Rowan
"Lured by the sound of Peter Knight on the fiddle, those of us there for the music stood or sat in semi-silent devotion. I was never a great one for the folk revival. On Saturday night, however, I was spellbound by the brilliance of the musicianship. Just three men and their instruments. It was folk music, Jim, but not as I knew it".
- Mark Sampson
Peter Knight's Gig Spanner appear at Bury Met on Saturday 2nd March at 8 pm. Tickets at £12 in advance or £14 on the door can be obtained from the venue at the link below.