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Thu 14 Oct 2010, 8:00pm

Where: Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: jo say

Blackheart are writing the folk songs of the future. Enjoy an evening with the new stars of British contemporary folk. Blackheart are Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. They are widely regarded as the fastest rising new stars of the British acoustic scene and have had their unique style of music christened 'Urban Folk' by the UK music press.

Combining the sound of traditional acoustic folk instruments with a totally modern approach to their songwriting, they have a unique style of beautifully crafted, instantly memorable songs, which take their audiences on an emotional roller-coaster ride from sadness and sensitivity to the most energetic rocking folk that has audiences on their feet.

Their sound features the lemon and honey voice of Chrissy Mostyn and the jaw-dropping acoustic guitar and mandola playing of Rick Pilkington.

The songs they write are personal true stories about everything from hometowns and homelessness to faith and bereavement and they tell fascinating, sometimes hilarious and sometimes very moving stories about the songs, how they were written and also about their unusual musical life on the road.

Recently hailed as the most exciting British songwriting duo of the decade and now signed by Angel Air Records they have released two albums and two singles of which their release 'Wednesday Afternoon' got national UK airplay and reached No.9 in the US Tower folk chart.

Other successes include a track on a major TV commercial (Moben Kitchens), BBC Radio 2 Song of the Day (twice) and single 'Bleak Midwinter' which reached No.1 in the NCM Euro Chart. Their schedule of over 150 shows a year has consolidated their name as one of the hardest working and audience inspiring acts on the folk scene today.