SHOW OF HANDS AND THE FIREBRAND BAND LAUNCH #FOLKUPTHECHARTS TO SUPPORT POST-LOCKDOWN ANTHEM ‘THE BEST ONE YET’
It’s a story of community, of resilience and of coming together – not just for Show of Hands, Track Dogs, Edgelarks and Banter – but for all music fans across the UK.
‘The Best One Yet’ - release date 19th July - is a post-lockdown anthem that celebrates and resurrects the joy of festivals after what has been a difficult year. With its wholesome lyrics about the great outdoors and the infectious atmosphere of a summer gig, and an unforgettable up-tempo melody, the bands are hoping the track will storm the mainstream charts thanks to an epic campaign entitled #folkupthecharts.
Songwriter and Show of Hands lead singer Steve Knightley says: “This song marks the end of a difficult period for all of us. It doesn’t matter what your taste in music is or what walk of life you’re from. This is about community. Family. Getting back out there and having fun. ’The Best One Yet’ captures the mood of the nation – we’re back and we’re ready to have fun.”
“Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act”
— The Independent
Oddy Luthiers have supplied Show of Hands for over 30 years. David started making instruments in the 1970’s, eventually working closely with his son Nick, who made his first instruments with David over 20 years ago. Together they have been making and repairing top quality guitars and mandolins to their clients specifications. Following David’s death in 2017 Nick is proud to continue the business and legacy in a way that he hopes his father would approve.
“The Show of Hands sound is defined by them, in particular the mandocello has been responsible for some of our best loved songs such as Country Life and Roots. In recent years the sweet punchy tone of the tenor guitar has inspired even more. We are delighted that Nick is continuing the tradition of craftsmanship that his father began, as well as creating beautiful instruments Nick is always available for advice and instrument maintenance. On stage I feature the guitars, mandocello, tenor guitar and also the unique South American tones of the cuatro and with Nick’s help hope to be featuring these Oddy instruments for years to come.”