Tag: The Shires

Festival: Chagstock Festival Announce The Shires & Skinny Lister.

Chagstock Festival have announced that UK country superstars, The Shires will headline the main stage on Saturday night. Hailing from the Home Counties, The Shires made music history by becoming the first UK country act to score a Top 10 album. The duo are at the forefront of the British country music movement and the runaway success of their recently released album My Universe has made them not just the fastest selling UK country artist ever, but one of the biggest-selling breakthrough UK acts of any genre in recent years. Across their two albums, Ben and Crissie have had 5 singles...

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Interview: The Shires. Fish ‘n’ Chips & Country Licks.

Interview: The Shires. It’s hard to have missed the relatively recent upsurge of interest in Country music in the UK. Be that huge American Country music stars touring in the UK more and more and the establishment of the UK’s very own Country music festival, to home-grown talents making their mark. And leading the wave of British Country music acts are English duo The Shires. Formed in 2013, the duo of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Earle and singer Crissie Rhodes have gone from opening support slots at tiny venues to a number ten-charting debut album, a packed-out Glastonbury...

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Live: The Shires @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

The Shires @ Shepherds Bush Empire Hot UK country music duo The Shires lit up Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday evening for the final night of their headline UK tour.  The band, comprising singer-songwriters Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes, met in 2013 through a mutual friend on Facebook.  Just two years on, who would have predicted that this chance meeting of music minds would be the catalyst for the revival of country music this side of the pond. With strong vocals and oodles of chemistry, it is not difficult to see how the pair have achieved such a rapid...

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