TOBIAS BEN JACOB AND LUKAS DRINKWATER
We were proud to help this stunning duo promote their debut tour in January 2015 and to release a double A side single in Spring 2015, Burning Low and Autosong. They have now self releasing their debut EP which is a musical treat and highly recommended.
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW AND BBC 6 MUSIC and most recently Burning Low was played again on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show playlist in July 2017.
Tobias and Lukas performed on two tours with Kelly Oliver during 2015.
They were also invited to Whispering Bob Harris’s TV company to record a session
Here is Kelly Oliver’s cover of Bob Dylan’s Boots of Spanish Leather performed by all three musicians which was also featured in Folk Radio Uk
Here is Burning Low, recorded by Miles Myserscough Harris at WBBC for Under the Apple Tree
Looks like Amazing Radio have embraced Tobias ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater.
Autosong and Burning Low both played twice, thanks to Baylen Leonard and Kathryn Tickell !
Superb recognition for this act from Tom Robinson’s portal Fresh on the Net
Folkstock Records has just announced a new signing to their (perhaps not so) fledgling label. This act is also a new pairing, and it’s fair to say that Tobias ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater have been causing a stir on their debut tour across southern England this January.
Intent on not wasting any time, label boss Helen Meissner has arranged for the duo to record the double A side single ‘Burning Low/ Autosong’ which is being rush released on 24th March, ahead of an EP in early summer.
Having seemingly crossed paths at many venues and festivals over the years but never actually met; the duo’s eventual, timely encounter with one another in an Exeter bar last June would set the scene for what would become a compelling and fast evolving musical collaboration. Less than a week later that they would debut the set on stage at Glastonbury Festival! The reaction from the audience sealed their fate and now their masterful, inventive delivery is mesmerizing all who encounter them. Given the duo’s pairing of acoustic guitar and double bass, Tobias’ heartfelt and passionate vocals and the virtuosic and often unpredictable nature of the live show they are already drawing comparisons with such acoustic luminaries as John Martyn and Danny Thompson.
A March tour is planned where Tobias and Lukas will be joined on many of the dates by Folkstock star on the ascent Kelly Oliver.
The single release party will be held at the The Prince Albert, Stroud on Tuesday 24th March.
Photo by Rob Bridge at Redwood Band Photography
Photo of Tobias and Lukas being interviewed on BBC Kent ahead of their Margate gig – press below
Kelly Oliver performing with Tobias ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater