Kip Winter & Dave Wilson have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead ("Songs for local heroes", as one punter said).
Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure "from melting to belting". Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk's "greats".
But it's in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. "This isn't a performance - it' s a domestic!".
Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun - that's Winter Wilson.
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Originally hailing from the industrial landscape of Hamilton, Ontario, Dana Sipos inhabited the far Canadian north - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - for many years before going nomad. Her captivatingly nuanced songs continue to be infused with a wild wind and a haunting, slightly hypnotic surrealism, akin to the mysteries of the north.
Sipos toured extensively across North America and Europe in support of her 2015 release, Roll Up the Night Sky, often employing alternative touring modes; bicycle, tall ship, canoe and train. The album was released on underground Nashville label Muddy Roots Records and nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the Pushing the Boundaries category, celebrating innovation in creating new folk sounds.
2018 Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination: English songwriter of the year!
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"Always seriously good performers . . . their vocal harmonies just ooze certainty" - Dai Woosnam, Living Tradition
"In 30 years of listening to folk music, I have never heard two voices blend so perfectly" - David Aird, Chairman Glenfarg Folk Club
"Your writing is magnificent, your settings and playing equal to that and the both of you sing with a rare assured passion that I oft think has gone. It's a rare gift you have - cherish it mightily." - John Tams, (Warhorse, National Theatre)
"Dave Wilson is now recognised as being in the premier league of UK songwriters and Kip Winter simply has a voice to die for and both are extremely proficient musicians." - John Roffey
"Beautifully-crafted, darkly romantic folk-indie with real substance." - fRoots (UK)
"A consummate singer and songwriter with a wholly unique sound." - No Depression
"Dana Sipos is not laying out these songs on a clear linear path that offers an easy interpretation, rather she asks the listener to follow the signs to where these words and music point and to find your own place in the scenery" - Lonesome Highway
"TRICK the LIGHT has the air of a breakthrough recording" - Green Man Review (US)
"A Luminous and compelling work indeed" - Exclaim!