Tinderbox

A Return To Live Shows In March!

February 11th, 2014

After a hectic few months busily bringing our son Aidan into the world we’re looking forward to gradually returning to live performances from March.  We kick off with two Hampshire shows on March 7th and 8th; opening for the wonderful Hazel O’Connor. We opened for Hazel in Wolverhampton last Autumn and we’ve been humming ‘Will You’ ever since!


We’re also looking forward to introducing some new material and dusting off some album tracks that haven’t featured in our live set in over five years.

Here’s how our current 2014 gig list looks – we’re expecting a number of additions over the coming weeks so please keep an eye on our gigs page.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

January 4th, 2014

Thank you for all your support in 2013!
Please watch this space for exciting news about gigs and other stuff in 2014 :-)


Aidan Lewis Tucker - Born December 13th 2013

No longer waiting for the summer…!

August 6th, 2013

Thanks to everyone that has supported us at our gigs so far this summer. We’ve already played some great shows including the Larmer Tree Festival, the Milton Abbas Street Fair, Harefest and many more. Opening for Katheryn Roberts/Sean Lakeman and 10cc in May was awesome. Read the rest of this entry »

Latest News April/May 2013

April 28th, 2013

A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped to organise the benefit concert for the Amelia-Grace Rainbow Fund at the Regent Centre in Christchuch on April 26th.

It was a magical evening and Mike Silver, Bob Burke and Pete Read were on top form.  Thanks to Lesley Cooke from the Christchurch Community Partnership and of course to Amelia’s parents Chantel and Karl for helping to make it happen.


There are busy times ahead with great festivals including Trinity Folk, Larmer Tree and Foxstock.  In addition to numerous headline shows we have support bookings inked in for the likes of 10cc legend and revered songwriter Graham Gouldman, 2013 BBC Folk Award winners Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, folk favourites Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby and 1980′s troubadour Hazel O’Connor.

Our next ‘mini-tour’ is booked for the end of October.  For more gig information please CLICK HERE.

News: Tinderbox Mobile App

January 31st, 2013

We’ve just launched the awesome tinderbox mobile app. Now you can now have our gigs, music, news and more at your fingertips on your smartphone or ipad wherever you are!

To install the TINDERBOX mobile app on your smartphone simply scan the QR code below:

Into the new year…

January 21st, 2013

Over the next couple of months we’ll be taking a bit of a break from performing.

Between now and March we have one special show booked in: Marnhull Acoustic Sessions in Sturminster Newton, Dorset on February 24th.  It’s the first show for this new acoustic venture and we’re very much looking forward to being part of it. You can book tickets here.

We’ll be back up to full speed in March however with a week long UK road trip planned. Please check out the venues in case any are near you:

Sat March 2nd - Bourton Village Hall, Oxfordshire
Sun March 3rd – Forest Folk Club, Gloucestershire
Mon March 4th – Devizes Folk Club, Wiltshire
Tues March 5th (Day) – Marlow FM Live Session, Buckinghamshire
Tues March 5th (Evening) – The Life of Riley Folk Club, Buckinghamshire
Thurs March 7th - The Old Ship, Nottinghamshire
Fri March 8th - The Milton Rooms, Yorkshire


For a fill list of gigs lined up for 2013 (including a spectacular charity double-header with Mike Silver at the Regent Centre, Christchurch in April) please click here.

Hope to see you soon xx

Happy New Year…!

December 31st, 2012

After an amazing (and very busy) year, with numerous live shows and the release of a new album, we’re ready to say a fond farewell to 2012.

The year’s highlights included capacity shows with the likes of Joan Armartrading and Eleanor McEvoy.

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A great summer ends with success in Germany!

September 3rd, 2012

Timeless and minimalistic” – NW Gutersloh
Dynamite duo!” – Gutersloher Volkszeitung
Beautiful folk fireworks” – Die Glocke

Tinderbox have had a busy summer season; performing at superb festivals including Ireby, Milton Keynes International, Wickham, Cornwall Folk and Foxstock.

The duo recently arrived back from Germany after a hugely successful show at the ‘Woche Der Kleinen Kunste’ festival in Gutersloh where they shared the bill with Joan Armatrading.  Joined onstage by Bob Burke (guitar/vocals) and Micky Tucker (Cajón) the evening was electric with an attentive 3,500+ audience.

The press reviews and feedback have been awesome and a German/European tour is being planned for 2013.

New Album ‘Counting Time’ Out Now!

March 29th, 2012

The new album ‘Counting Time’ was released on March 29th – 14 months in the making!
The original digipack CD (includes full lyrics and sleeve-note booklet) can be purchased directly through this website.
Alternatively you can download the full album or choose individual tracks via iTunes.
To get Tinderbox music, or just to listen to tracks nowclick here.
Otherwise please just have a browse…

“Outstanding”
R2 Magazine
“The best acoustic duo album I’ve ever heard!
Mick Jackson – Songwriter/Producer
“Fantastic songs”
Johnny Coppin – BBC
“Beautiful…the best thing they’ve done so far…”
Roger Day – BBC
“The care and attention spent in making this album shines through; thoroughly enjoyable”
Brian Player – Radio UK International