Updated Sep 2011

MARTIN BROWNE & ELIZABETH PADGETT

Lincolnshire based singer / songwriting duo

Lincolnshire based duo Martin Browne and Elizabeth Padgett are now well known on the Lincolnshire folk scene. Martin was a regular member of the audience at Boston Folk Club appreciating the songs of others, before one day he stepped forward and played some of his own songs amazing those in the audience.

Unknown to us, during his college days Martin had been a writing songs and playing, this info surfaced when Paul Lucker (Slack Alice's keyboard player) and Martin met up at the Heart Of Lincolnshire Folk, Roots & Blues club in 2001. Ask Martin about the bus and piano incident!

Originally from the Barnsley area, where Kate Rusby and Kathryn Roberts also hail from, Elizabeth is a distinctive singer in her own right. Since moving to Lincolnshire in the 90's, Elizabeth has become involved in the local folk scene, and now organises events at Spalding Folk Club.

After performing solo floor spots at local clubs, they decided to form a musical partnership, both play guitar and sing original songs that are often thought provoking and reflective. The duo's first offical booking was back at the Heart Of Lincolnshire Folk, Roots & Blues Club in July 2003.

Martin & Elizabeth released the debut CD 'Crying At Rainbows' in autumn 2004. The album features 7 original songs written by Martin, as well as numbers from Kate Rusby, Richard Shindell, Pete Bond and 2 tradition songs.

Liz also presents the fortnightly Folk programme on Tulip FM on Tuesday night between 7-9pm.

For more details or booking information:

visit the Martin Browne & Elizabeth Padgett website or tel. 01406 381 339