LONGSTANDING favourites at Huntingdon Hall with their Christmas Show, Artisan return on September 16 with their quirky original a cappella harmonies and their sense of humour.
They formed in 1984 and soon after kept getting invited to play more and more gigs until finally they kicked their day jobs into touch and went full time in 1989, playing folk clubs and festivals in the UK with a few side-trips to Belgium and Germany.
In the next 11 years, between touring up and down the UK they did 30 North American tours playing everything from house-concerts to big outdoor festival stages such as Vancouver and Winnipeg Festivals and the Philadelphia Folksong Festival, playing to 10,000, 15,000 and 20,000 people at a time. They even toured to Australia via Hong Kong. Heady stuff.
Fourteen albums and a concert DVD later they decided that you can have too much fun, sometimes. But that was in 2005, now Artisan's own itchiness to sing some harmonies again got the better of them.
For more information call the Worcester Live box office at Huntingdon Hall on 01905 611427 or visit www.worcesterlive.co.uk