New Album ‘Live! At The Cottage’ – OUT NOW!

October 14th, 2014

Spectacularly inventive, dramatically delivered; intensely emotive vocals and precise songwriting
Tim Carroll, Folkwords Magazine

A real treat
FATEA Magazine

Refreshingly natural
R2 Magazine

November 28th saw the release of award winning acoustic outfit Tinderbox’s fifth album (and first live offering).  ‘Live! At The Cottage’, produced by David Booth of Wet Feet Records, was recorded in front of a sell-out audience at Dove Cottage in Debenham, Suffolk on May 10th 2014.  The album comprises twelve original tracks from the band’s extensive repertoire, including previously un-released material.

‘Live At The Cottage’ features Monique Houraghan on lead vocals, Dan Tucker on guitar, ukulele and backing vocals and Bob Burke on guitar and backing vocals.  This has been the band’s standard ‘trio’ line-up in recent years.  This album captures beautifully a polished and passionate performance in an intimate ‘pin-drop’ atmosphere and stands as an honest record of how Tinderbox sound today.  Of ‘Leave Your Light On’, one of the brand new tracks on the album, producer David Booth Tweeted “…I had to take a break to fight off tears…just beautiful”.

A UK promotional tour is planned for April of 2015 and confirmed venues include The Stables, Buckinghamshire; The Forge, Central London; Great Bourton Village Hall, Oxfordshire; and Bournemouth Folk Club, Dorset with more to be announced.

Reviews so far have been excellent.  Maverick magazine’s recent 4.5/5 star review stated: “If Tinderbox are still under your radar it’s recommended you give this one a spin; it won’t disappoint”. Tim Carroll of Folkwords commented “Highly accomplished musicianship; reflected through twelve soul-searing trackswhilst FATEA’s Neil King wrote “Tinderbox are back…and back in style!”.

The album, which was produced in partnership with Wet Feet Records, is now available to buy through this website (glossy digifile CD package) or via download at iTunes and all major online stores. You can buy a CD copy HERE.


2014 So Far…An amazing run of great shows :o)

May 12th, 2014

As we near the middle of 2014 we also reach the halfway mark on our 2014 gig list. The shows so far have been awesome with some of the best responses we’ve ever had:

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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!

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Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

January 4th, 2014

Thank you for all your support in 2013!
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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.

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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!

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Into the new year…

January 21st, 2013

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

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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.