Steve Knightley

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England.


2018 ‘Songs and Stories’ dates now up

Monday, December 11, 2017

Please do look at the dates page for Steve’s new 2018 solo tour, running between January 10th and March 24th 2018.
‘Songs & Stories’ invites the audience on a musical journey, charting the winding roads of Steve Knightley’s unrivalled career. The Show of Hands frontman showcases a setlist peppered with classic gems such as ‘Cousin Jack’, ‘AIG’ and ‘Country Life’ with his inimitable passion and flair. And in a rare glimpse into the personal playlist of a songwriting legend, Knightley also pays tribute to some of his influences along the way, from Dylan to Radiohead.

Steve Knightley in Bradford on Avon on te%

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September Gigs!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Steve will be continuing his solo tour in September with the following dates:
1st Neeld Arts Centre
2nd Winterslow Village Hall
3rd Lyme Folk Festival
7th Cropredy Village Hall
8th Tivoli Wimbourne
9th Pavilions Teignmouth
14th Blakehay Theatre (Unison)
20th Cobham
21st South Downs Festival
22nd Bridgwater Arts Centre

200th Grow Your Gig tonight at Bow Village Hall

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Steve will be playing his 200th ‘Grow Your Own Gig’ at Bow Village Hall, nr Crediton tonight!
See for tickets

Maker with Rame Community Hall, Cornwall gig today- GIG POSTPONED to 28/02/16

Sunday, February 7, 2016

With apologies we have to let everyone know that the gig at the Maker with Rame Community Hall in Cornwall is postponed until 28th February 2016. Sadly Steve has come down with a cold and lost his voice so we have decided to change the date. Thanks!

Unplugged for Autism – 16th December, Underworld, Camden

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Steve is headlining Unplugged for Autism, a unique event from The National Autistic Society. Some of the finest musical talent is presented in an autism-friendly setting to create a great night which helps raise much needed funds to support the charities work.

Unplugged for Autism is an autism-friendly event. Stage lighting will be minimal and all acts will be performing relaxed acoustic sets. We’ll send out full information packs including pictures of the venue in advance, and will work hard to accommodate all access needs.

For more information and tickets see

All At Sea 2016 dates to be announced next week!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Steve’s new tour ‘All at Sea’ will be next year between January and March – dates will be posted here next week!

Change of Venue – Rhayader Village Hall 25/9/15

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Please note the change of venue for the gig on 25th September 2015. The venue is no longer Rhayader Village Hall, it is now:

Newbridge-on-Wye Community Centre
Newbridge -on-Wye
Builth Wells

Tickets are available from 01597 860142 or 07836 271106; email


New dates for Uppwood Village Hall and Comberton

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Apologies to anyone who booked tickets for the recent gigs at Upwood and Comberton – we had to take the difficult decision to reschedule following Steve’s loss of voice.

Upwood Village Hall, previously Saturday 7th March – this gig has now been rescheduled for 11th April 2015

Comberton Arts Centre, in aid of the Countryside Restoration Trust (previously Fri 6 March – this gig is now rescheduled for Friday 18th September 2015.

We are also pleased to add another gig to the diary – Cropredy Village Hall on Saturday 19th September 2015


Please see gig diary for ticket booking information.


GYOG 2015 Booked Up – Thank you for your interest!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone out there who enquired about putting on a Grow Your Own Gig. We had over 500 enquiries in the end, which was more than we ever dared hope for, and certainly more than we could cope with! Over 75 GYOG gigs were scheduled this year and over 40 for 2015 so it was impossible to fit you all in. The 2015 Tour has now been finalised so if you haven’t heard from Vicky, we do apologise and thank you once again for all your enthusiasm and the lovely emails we have received.

GYOG at Menai Bridge & The Lowry next week

Monday, September 1, 2014

Steve will be appearing at
The Victoria Hotel, Menai on 4th September – tickets available from 01286 674631, and
The Lowry, Salford on 5th September  – tickets available from or 08432 086010

Tickets still available!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014


For full details download here

Portmeirion, Lowry and Menai Cancelled

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hi folks  – sadly we have to cancel this weeks gigs at Portmeirion and postpone The Lowry, Salford and The Victoria Hotel, Menai. New date for The Lowry is 4th September and for Menai is 5th September. Thanks for your patience!


This weekends’ gigs cancelled

Saturday, May 17, 2014

“I can’t speak!
St Issey and Lympstone postponed. Please, please spread the word and apologies all round”

Steve has sadly lost his voice, and has had to cancel this weekends gigs at St Issey and Lympstone – we will rearrange them as soon as we can.

Centenary – Album Review

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

‘Centenary’ – available on pre-order from Amazon now

Centenary: Words & Music of the Great War – A unique collaboration with Jim Carter & Imelda Staunton.

CENTENARY-FRONTCOVER-1500x1500pxLast year Steve and Phil were asked by Ian Brown, who manages their old mates ‘Fisherman’s Friends’, if they would be interested in a major recording project to commemorate the Centenary of the Great War. So, since Christmas Steve and Phil have been working on a double album – ‘Centenary: Words & Music of the Great War’. We are now delighted to announce that this will be released on Ian’s label ‘Mighty Village’, through Universal Music, on Monday 30th June.

Pre-order from Amazon here.

The first CD features twenty two of these classic poems set to songs and tunes that were well known at the time and played on instruments – Guitar, Concertina, Octave-mandolin, Harmonica, Fiddle, Melodeon, Piano and Double bass that were familiar to those that fought.  The second CD is very different and is dominated by songs not poetry, with Show of Hands presenting distinctive versions of First World War favourites as well as newer material and songs written especially for the project.

For more information and track listings see

Steve Knightley and the Wake The Union Band at Herstmonceux castle

Monday, March 31, 2014

Steve Knightley is joined by BBC Radio 2 aWaRd WinneRs Phillip henry & hannah Martin; multi award winning Martin Simpson & andy Cutting and Miranda sykes & Rex Preston for 2 days of acoustic sessions and performance culminating in a special ‘Wake the Union Rehearsal’ Concert at the Hailsham Pavilion. (more…)

Grow Your Own Gig taking bookings for 2015

Thursday, March 27, 2014

As you may know we were bowled over by the number of enquiries for 2014 and so are carrying this idea on into Spring 2015. Now, we have a slight problem in that there are 450 of you who have enquired, and we have a maximum of around 40 dates to fill in 2015, so I’m afraid we are not going to be able to keep everyone happy!

For more details please visit the about page.

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