Singer-songwriter Tobias Ben Jacob first received wide acclaim as part of The Roots Union with BBC Folk Award winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, including playing live at Maida Vale Studios and recording in Nashville, Tennessee. After a few years out he returned with the 2014 release ’The St Sidwells Session’ and a run of summer festivals including Glastonbury and Larmer Tree.
Lukas Drinkwater is a Riverhouse favourite and is rightly referred to as ‘one of the busiest musicians in the UK.’ In demand as a performer and session player in the worlds of folk and jazz he has featured on many acclaimed albums. Currently touring with Ange hardy, he has also worked with 3 Daft Monkeys, Jim Causley, Lack of Afro, Lucy Ward, Tankus The henge, Sam Kelly, The Little Unsaid and more.
The duo’s dynamic and emotionally charged live show has drawn comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson. Jacob’s sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking, underpinned by Drinkwater’s nimbly rhythmic double bass.