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Quality song writing and superb delivery, Red Shoes surely one of the finest acts of their generation”

— John O'Regan - Eclectic Celt Radio

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Jack Frost nipping at our toes 

The clocks have changed and Jack Frost is now visiting our garden in the South Of Brum. As we are all snug and warm our thoughts turn to those less fortunate than ourselves. On November 14th we will be going back into the studio to record a new song “Time Stands Still” which will be released as a single on December 1st. It will be available to download via our website and once we have recouped the recording costs then 50% of all sales will go to a Charity for the Homeless, soon to be announced. The song is a reflective view on Christmas and how many people suffer sleeping on the cold streets of our cities. We will be performing this new track at our Festive Folk Nights,  along with carols and pop classics that have been given the Red Shoes Twist. Please see our forthcoming dates and if you can come and join us at one of our Yuletide events, we'd love to see you!

We look forward to catching up with many of you over the next few weeks and as always we thank you for your support by attending our gigs.

Well we didn't see that one coming . . . 

We've just braved the scorching hot weather and baking sunshine in the idyllic village of Brackley for their "Folk in the Park" festival and after playing to a lovely appreciative audience we took the journey home, stopping off to be fed and watered!

Rewind back about six weeks and Carolyn had accidentally sprained her wrist, only to find that after about a month it was still painful, so much so that using tambourine's, shakers and assorted percussion was becoming a no, no. After much soul searching, we ended up at A&E . . . . And to cut a long story short she'd broken her wrist!! But not only that, she'd also torn a ligament . . . All of this added up to very little rehearsal time, hardly any playing and therefore no Facebook Live for June.

But we intend to amend this for July and will definitely be bouncing into your homes, phones and wherever you roam to entertain you with songs. In the meantime we're gearing up for a Hometown Show at the Kitchen Garden Café on Sunday, July 1st, it'd be great to see you there and you never know we might even do a live link from the venue (See our gig dates for details).

Catch you soon folks!

 

Further down the road 

It's now May and the summer sun is currently bathing the majority of the UK. Having returned from a short break in Pembrokeshire, where we recharged our batteries, soaked up the beautiful countryside and partook of a few ales and glasses of wine, we're ready to return to the musical fray!

We played our first Facebook Live gig only a matter of weeks ago now, what a wonderful event it turned out to be with people tuning in from around the globe, commenting and asking for songs . . . . Loved it! We're currently planning the next one for early June. Last time it was requests, who knows where we'll go with this one, but it'll be the same format kicking off at 7pm and playing for about 45 minutes. Isn't it amazing that we can now quite literally send our songs out over the airwaves and beam ourselves into, not just peoples homes, but workplaces, phones, tablets, ipads, the car . . . . sometimes it's just a little too much to take in! After all we were brought up on black and white TV's, Telephone boxes, pounds, shillings and pence, and we had free milk in school . . . . ahhh Happy Days.

Catch you again, further down the road . . . .

 

 

 

Sunday Musings 

It’s March and Spring is desperately trying to poke its head through the frozen ground. Snow has been falling steadily in the South of Brum. As I look out of my kitchen window I can see my writing shed which now resembles a Swiss chalet. My latest resident fox has left his imprints deep in the crisp snow. 

We are currently working on new songs and soon the summer house doors will be flung wide open. You will be able to tune in live via social media and hear us perform these ditties from the comfort of your own home. For all those who have followed and supported us, you will be able to request anything from our repertoire. Our gifted guitarist Nigel King will be there, weaving his magical notes on his Moon guitar. 

  We would like to thank everyone who have ventured far and wide to see us play. As song writers we are truly blessed to have such a loyal core following. Here’s to Spring and Summer, when we will be travelling around the country, meeting new people and inviting guests to join us. See you soon. Carolyn.

I dream of foxes on sun kissed soil

With golden eyes that rise at dawn

And when he walks towards my past

I'll bow and pray my dreams will last

 

"Martha - Trinity of the Chosen" C.S. Evans

'It isn't Over Yet' album release 

Red Shoes are songwriters Carolyn and Mark Evans.  'It isn't Over Yet' the duo's brand new (and third) release, is an exciting double CD set, capturing the full spectrum of their work, from pared-back intimate, acoustic performances on one disc to the full-blown folk rock experience on the other.

Tracks

Song selection from our three albums - available for Digital Download or you can purchase the CDs from our store.

Upcoming Events

Details listed below of our up and coming shows.

 

Previous events

May3

Facebook Live Concert

Live Stream

Join us on Facebook for a livestream concert.