“Stunning self penned songs, cool vocals, top musicianship and a cast- iron delivery.”
Call to the Halls tour 2017
Howdenjones are a musical duo with 15 years experience of writing, recording, and performing their own songs and tunes, gathering stories and sharing their experiences along the way. Using acoustic instruments and exploring folk, blues, and contemporary music styles, they specialise in playing at village halls, community meeting rooms, and churches. Both multi-instrumentalists, Kate Howden and Paul Jones write all their own material, sing, and between them, play guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, ukulele and Bodhran.
‘No Halls Barred’ their most recent tour, was a signal to say they will play anywhere where people gather to meet, chat, laugh, socialise, enjoy listening to live music, joining in, and singing along. Their show works in any intimate setting at the heart of the community, bringing together a celebration of place, people of all ages, and creating an inclusive musical and social experience. They have travelled all over the country and this years spring tour saw them visiting and playing at 26 venues across 11 counties.
2017 sees a Call to the Halls to share this experience and celebration of the halls with them! A pint of Real Ale, a glass of wine, even a hearty supper and a musical journey of sweet gentle harmonies, driving rhythms, and exquisite melody as your appetiser.
Howdenjones’ show could be an opportunity to fundraise, for a village get together, or just a night out amongst friends where you don't have to drive! Whatever your reason to celebrate, it emphasises the importance of our village hall networks all over the country, of all the people cherishing and looking after their village halls with a pride in their history, their buildings, their activities and achievements, and their valuable place in the community.
Village Hall Comments:
“After being invited to see Kate and Paul perform at a village hall show run by a family relative in Somerset, I was keen to put them on in our village hall in Wiltshire. Everything went very smoothly with lots of information being provided plus tickets and posters in good time for the show and recommendations for how to make it go well. Even if you've no experience of promoting something like this I'd have no hesitation recommending them for a great night at your own village hall.” Andy McKenzie West Dean Village Hall, Wiltshire 2016
"“Kate Howden and Paul Jones came to Chettle Village Hall for the fourth year… a welcome return for two very talented and entertaining musicians. Their varied songwriting, Paul’s extraordinary guitar playing, amongst other instruments, Kate’s delicate voice, and their lovely harmonies, make them a duo you can keep coming back to. They perform a beautiful balance of varied music. And they are very nice people! If you haven’t seen them! you should.”
Chettle Village Hall, Dorset 2016
‘'What a wonderful, evening you gave us on April 6th.with your music and anecdotes.We did not know what to expect but everyone went away with huge smiles and chatter on how brilliant you both were. We will look forward to seeing you again”
Alison Eldridge, Cherington Village Hall, Gloucestershire 2016
.“Just to say that we always enjoy your visits. Your company and live music is a joy in such small communities as ours. Long may you continue to visit us in Devon”
’Sheldon Village Hall, Devon 2016