|Andrew Dwyer and Sheila Thackwray have been together since 2001. They both have interesting pedigrees in Folk Music circles. Sheila gained a BA in music in 1980 and has run clubs in the Hereford area. Andrew came second in the Melody Maker Folk/Rock contest (who remembers that mag then?) in 1974, held at The Roundhouse in London. He has also run clubs in the Tamworth area of Staffordshire. He has a degree in Film and Television. Both are seasoned performers in concert, club, radio, Woman's institute jam parties and all manner of sundry venues. |
They perform on Keyboards and Guitar, not only self-penned compositions but some traditional songs. With close harmony and witty repartee they know exactly how to entertain an audience. As they like to eat occasionally their fees are entirely negotiable, even going down to a pot of home made strawberry jam. (Only kidding)
The SpinDwyers will be appearing at various Folk Festivals during 2003 - if yu missed them at Miskin at Easter, there's Burntwood & Bridgnorth in August, then Banbury & Bedworth.
In addition, Sheila is a caller for Ceilidhs, working with "Ringerike" - a band she helped start in 1997, and which is extremely busy, especially at wedding parties.
Andy can be found in his spare time (what's that) studying for even more qualifications, to further his "proper" job looking after children in care.