Circus Envy in village big show

Circus Envy perform at St Boswells Live! on Friday, February 24
Circus Envy perform at St Boswells Live! on Friday, February 24

BANDS from Hull and Galashiels will provide a double-headliner for this month’s St Boswells Live!

Circus Envy are an alternative folk band based in East Yorkshire. Featuring a line-up of primarily acoustic instruments, they add a traditional sound to their harmony-led modern songs with use of bouzouki, mandolin and cajon.

High profile performances alongside artists such as Jim Moray, Megson, Belshazzer’s Feast, Iain Matthews and Jackie Leven have cemented the band’s reputation as a live act.

Their 2011 album, Secrets, was released to critical acclaim, and significant airplay, including from Mike Harding on BBC Radio 2.

The year ended with a Christmas performance at the Ropery Hall, Barton-upon-Humber which sold out before Halloween.

Formed in 2010, Torino hail from the Galashiels area and blend many influences from pop to melody lines that would be happy on a Radiohead album.

Keith Farish of St Boswells Live! said: “We are delighted to be able to always bring something different, but always wonderful to our venue, and February guarantees to be a very special show.”

Tickets for the show on Friday, February 24 are priced at £8 adult, £4 under-16s and £20 for a family of five. They are available from St Boswells Post Office, from Border Events website, or by calling 01835 822692.