Antoine & Owena
*Purbeck Rising winners 2017*
“Brilliant” – Dai Jeffries, Folking.com
“Rather good indeed!” – Frank Hennessey, BBC Wales
“Hands, Hearts and Hangings is a fine offering…It’s clear to see why this duo are making such an impression in the world of folk.” – FATEA Magazine.
Inspired by traditional and contemporary folk music, Antoine & Owena create their own original blend of folk music that provides a feast for the ears, the heart and the feet. Combining original material with their own take on some traditional songs,this Wiltshire-based duo delivers an eclectic mix of songs and tunes which enthuse and entertain. With Owena on the fiddle, and Antoine on guitarand bouzouki, together with the use of vocal harmonies, they captivate their audiences with their variety, showmanship, and good humour
Since winning the Purbeck Rising Competition at Purbeck Folk Festival in 2017, Antoine & Owena have been going from strength to strength and have become regular faces on the folk circuit, playing at many prominent folk clubs, arts centres, acoustic venues and folk and music festivals across the country. In May 2018 they went to the renowned Real World Studios to record their debut album “Hands, Hearts and Hangings” which was released in June 2018 and received very positive reviews. They returned to Real World in 2019 to record their second album, “Something Out of Nothing”, which is due for release in March 2020. The debut single, “Botany Bay”, was released in November 2019 and reached number 1 in the Amazon Folk Music Best Sellers chart, as well as receiving extensive radio play on local, national and online radio. They have recently been nominated for the Graham Steel Music Award for best single and best duo of 2019.