Chris Hoban

Biography

Chris Hoban is one of the leading songwriters in the folk tradition in the South West and enjoys a growing reputation as a solo performer and multi-instrumentalist, accompanying himself on guitar, piano accordion, mandocello or ‘cello.

He regularly writes songs for the nationally renowned Devonian folk duo “Show of Hands”, has featured on a number of their albums and joined them for part of their summer folk festival tour at Abbotsbury, Chagstock, Sidmouth & Shrewsbury.

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Press Reviews

  • Steve Knightley
    “The best unknown songwriter in Britain.”
  • Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph
    Katrina, Chris Hoban's tribute to New Orleans and the power of love following the hurricane devastation, has stirring words and is heightened by the assured banjo of Dukh's player Leonard Podolak. There is also haunting sound effects of a storm.
  • Derek Walker, blog “Walkerwords”
    Chris Hoban’s hurricane lament “Katrina,” for example, is a sparse affair, whose ominous slow introduction is like something from a tumbleweed scene in a western.

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