With more than 25 years of unrivalled musical partnership and gathering numerous awards and critical acclaim along the way, much beloved British singer-songwriters Chris While and Julie Matthews celebrated a quarter of a century last year as one of the best loved and most prolific female duos to come out of this country.
Chris While (vocals, guitar, banjo, dulcimer, bodhran and percussion) & Julie Matthews (vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki) are a leading force on the UK’s acoustic/roots arts circuit. Their songs cover life as they see it, from the industrial waste lands of the north, to injustice and freedom, matters of the heart and everything in between.
Chris and Julie have been nominated ten times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk music awards in the ‘Best Song, Best Duo, Best Live Act’ categories and winning Best Duo in 2009 but it is their longstanding and devoted growing fans that they care about most.
“The undisputed queens of British folk duos continue to come up with the goods; first class songs delivered with to die for harmonies, immaculate musicianship & melodies that lodge themselves in your brain.” The Guardian
“They light up the room with their amazing energy.” James Taylor
“Truly gifted human beings.” Richard Hawley
“Chris While is the best singer in England” Eddi Reader