The duo, Winter Wilson is back at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 20th November and you are well advised not to miss them. One reviewer says that if you can’t get to a gig by the husband and wife duo of Kip Winter & Dave Wilson, then buy a CD!
This will be their third visit to the Irvine Club and on both previous occasions they were very well received. The superb harmonies of Kip and Dave, their musicianship plus their off-the-wall humour all makes for an excellent night.
Having turned turned full-time professional musicians in 2012, a glance at their busy touring schedule indicates that it was the right choice for Kip and Dave. This year, apart from touring the UK, they have also performed in Australia, Spain, Belgium and Canada and still found time to release their first and long-awaited live album Live & Unconventional. That makes 10 albums to their name.
Kip’s nomadic upbringing saw her being raised in Holland, Germany, England, Scotland and France. She just loves singing – anything, classical to jazz but especially folk and blues. Kip learned to sing harmonies on long car journeys back to the Outer Hebrides in the family car and as well as having a fine voice, she plays Accordion, Guitar and Flute.
Lincolnshire man Dave bought his first Yamaha Guitar as a 17 year old and taught himself to play by studying The David Bowie Songbook. As well as having an excellent voice, Dave plays Guitar and Banjo. On tour, Dave plays Martin Guitars but at home he loves to play his Fender Strat. His sharp and observational songwriting talents have put him in the top tier of British songwriters.
Winter Wilson’s CDs include a song on their Cutting Free album which was written especially for Kip’s Mum by their good friend the late and much missed Nick Keir.
Winter Wilson is a class act. Their faultless harmonies seem effortless and added to their well-chosen repertoire and easy on-stage chemistry, it all adds up to a duo well worth a listen. To hear Winter Wilson be at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 20th November for 8pm at Vineburgh Community Centre in Quarry Road where it’s BYOB.