The Shires & Ward Thomas

Two acts who prove that you don’t need to be American to make top notch country music, The Shires and Ward Thomas have both been celebrated as Britain’s answer to the classic Nashville style.

Award-winning duo The Shires have cultivated a distinctive modern country sound, paying homage to the greats of American music without forgetting their British roots. Having sold out their Lantern show at our 2015 Bristol Americana Weekend, we’re delighted to welcome them back to the grander stage of the Main Hall.

Ward Thomas, comprising 22 year old twins Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas, have enjoyed a rapid ascent to stardom since they began playing music in 2014. Last year, they became the first ever UK country act to reach No.1 in the UK Albums Chart and have been widely praised for their ability to connect British lyrical themes to an irresistible country-pop sound.

Part of River Town: Bristol’s Americana Weekend.
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The Shires & Ward Thomas