6th June, The Mesmerising Spiers & Boden – The Spring Tour 2024 at Mac Birmingham

Best-known as founder and frontmen of folk big band Bellowhead, which regularly packs out major venues across the UK, including sold out shows at The Royal Albert Hall in London, Spiers & Boden remain at heart the original duo of Jon Boden and John ‘Squeezy’ Spiers who met at an Oxford session in the late ‘90s. After a seven year hiatus, while they concentrated on the meteoric rise of Bellowhead and their signing to Universal Records, Spiers & Boden returned to stages as a duo in 2021, with the brand new album ‘Fallow Ground’ (Hudson Records) which went on to reach number 3 in the Official Folk Albums Chart and was a Mojo top 10 folk album of the year.

For video click here. To stream ‘Fallow Ground’ here.

Jon Boden’s familiar voice is heard across TV and radio regularly, backed by either John Spiers or John and the whole Bellowhead line up. They provide the theme tune of the iconic BBC radio soap The Archers, as well as the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. More recently Boden’s voice and Spiers’s melodeon can be spotted on the new Bellowhead theme tune and incidental music for 2023 spin-off show Beyond Paradise, which has recently been commissioned for a second series.

For Jon Boden other work continues writing music for theatre and playing in his own line ups Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings and Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings, while John Spiers plays in The Gigspanner Big Band and in a dup with Gigspanner frontman Peter Knight, however it as Spiers & Boden that they have a very special place in the hearts of folk music audiences across the UK and beyond.

They return in Spring 2024 for a tour of eighteen dates taking in key theatres and concert halls including the Theatre Royal Wincester, Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton, MAC in Birmingham, The Regal in Tenbury Wells and more.

Exquisitely played – the pair are still the dons.The Observer

Spiers & Boden – Spring 2024 Tour


Wed 28thSettle Victoria Hall

Thu 29thRegal, Tenbury Wells


Fri 1stThomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington

Sat 2ndWiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Sun 3rdMAC, Birmingham

Mon 4thMaddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Wed 13thExeter Phoenix

Thu 14thMwldan, Aberteifi / Cardigan

Fri 15thTaliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Sun 17thPavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Mon 18thQueen’s Hall, Hexham

Tue 19thCast, Doncaster


Wed 10thTheatre Royal Winchester

Thu 11thNorden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

Fri 12thThe Y Theatre, Leicester

Sat 13thThe Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Mon 15thColchester Arts Centre

Tue 16th St Andrew’s Church, Hertford