Available all year round.
Hilary Spencer and Grant Baynham are a pair of tremendous performers who can turn their prodigious talents to any style of song from folk to jazz via blues and French chanson. Their repertoire includes songs by Jake Thackray, Victoria Wood and Grant's own offerings, both comedic and serious. Hilary's fabulous voice and incredible dynamic range is complemented by Grant's voice and virtuoso guitar which offers styles from John Williams to Django Reinhardt. There simply is not another duo like them. They'll grab the audience's attention and not let it go from the opening notes to the last encore.
Hilary Spencer’s voice is a thing of beauty. The smoothly-powerful centre of Artisan’s benchmark acappella for twenty years, it has rightly been described as: “A Rolls Royce of a voice, one of the defining sounds of English Folk.” -
Steve Ritchie, Tanglefoot ON
Don't just take my word for it... Watch them kick the whatsit out of Victoria Wood's Ballad of Barry and Freda. Click below.
"It was a treat to hear such well-constructed and literate material delivered with brilliant singing and superlative guitar-playing. We can't hope for any more running the club and the atmosphere in the room spoke volumes." - Chesterfield Folk Club
Michael on the Moor and Steady as She Goes - both written by Grant Baynham
"Few performers shine as strongly as Hilary Spencer and Grant Baynham! They have played for us individually and in various combinations over the years. Together they are a heady brew of superb singing, instrumental virtuosity and humour...lots of humour! Hilary is, of course, famous for her work with Artisan and The Mrs Ackroyd Band and as a solo performer in her own right. Grant is equally known for his time on TV’s “That’s Life!”, his superbly versatile and hilarious songwriting and his brilliant jazz-influenced guitar playing. Together they represent sheer, excellent, joyful entertainment." - Chester Festival
Those hundred years of hilarity are brought back to life by QuickSilver for an evening of sparkling song-based entertainment
"QuickSilver’s stomping finale of (Victoria) Woods’ “Let’s Do It” alone is worth the ticket money." - Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth
"With “Make ‘Em Laugh!” QuickSilver weave a magical entertainment. . .a couple of hours of pure enjoyment from two outstanding professionals." - Plumbland Village Hall, Cumbria.
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