Bob Fox

1975  After spending 5 years as a floor singer around the many folk clubs in the North East of England as well as being a resident singer at the famous Davylamp Folk Club in Washington, Bob Fox met fellow North Easterner Tom McConville and his career as a professional folk singer/musician began. In the duo with Tom he toured the vibrant folk club scene of mid 70's Britain playing a mixture of Irish and Scottish dance music and singing mainly traditional songs primarily from their native North East, Tom on fiddle and Bob playing guitar and piano. After 2 very successful years Bob and Tom parted company and the duo with ex Hedgehog Pie man Stu Luckley was formed.This proved to be one of the most innovative and highly acclaimed collaborations ever seen on the folkscene. 1978  Bob Fox and Stu Luckley release their first album 'Nowt So Good'll Pass' which was voted folk album of the year and remains a unique and classic album. Colin Irwin wrote an article in Melody Maker entitled "A Meeting of Two Minds" in which he described them as 'the progressive dynamic duo' and went on 'Great White Hopes of Folk are such a rarity you'll forgive us for making an excessive fuss when we encounter one, two even!' Following the success of this L.P. Bob and Stu were in great demand and played almost every folk club and festival in the U.K. including Cambridge, Cropredy, Edinburgh, Fylde, Cornwall.1979/80   Bob and Stu were support artists on major British tours for Richard and Linda Thompson and Ralph Mctell. The duo also toured Germany, Holland, Australia and New Zealand in their own right and released a second album 'Wish We Never Had Parted '1984 Bob Fox and Stu Luckley break up to pursue individual projects.Bob continued to work as a solo artist as well as joining Celtic Band The Rub and the short lived Vin Garbutt Band as singer/keyboard player.1986/7  Bob was engaged as Folk Artist in Residence for the District of Blyth Valley and Music Development Worker for Easington District Council during which time he was inspired by the discovery of a photographic archive to produce a songs/slide show with Benny Graham celebrating the rich and varied culture of the coal mining communities of Durham and Northumberland 'How Are You Of For Coals? '.... see the whole story on Bobs web site

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