It’s with sad hearts that we are announcing that our Spring tour next year (2014) will be our last set of performances together as a duo for the foreseeable future.  From our humble beginnings back in 1999 things have gone from strength to strength and since the success of the recent Bellowhead albums, it has been increasingly difficult to devote enough time to do justice to all the projects we’re involved with.

The ‘Farewell’ tour dates are all here on the website – we’re expecting them to sell fairly quickly so get in there fast to avoid disappointment!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been supportive of the duo over the past 14 years, our record companies and agents without whom we could never have achieved what we have, the people who took a chance on coming to see us at the first small folk clubs we played, the huge crowd of people who attended our 10th anniversary bash at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and everyone in between.  In fact we’d like to thank the whole folk scene in the UK if we’re honest!  It’s been the most amazing journey.  We’re very proud of everything that you’ve helped us achieve as Spiers & Boden.

Of course, we’ll still be playing together in Bellowhead, so this definitely isn’t a split-up situation … and after our farewell tour, I’m sure we’ll see you somewhere down the road.


John Spiers & Jon Boden are well known for their involvement as founding members of the big band folk phenomenon that is Bellowhead. They have played together as a duo for over 10 years now and have established themselves as a very well respected act on the English traditional music scene.

Together they play fiddle, guitar, assorted squeezebox instruments, a stomp box and they both sing – a combination which sounds like a two-man-one-man-band! Their music is equally at home playing to 50 people in the intimate setting of the back room of a pub, or 10,000 on the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival!

“They’ve recorded five rapturously received albums, expanded the basic duo in to all conquering big-band Bellowhead, and generally given the British folk movement it’s biggest shot of energy and inspiration for years.”mojo magazine

“Taking traditional folk music by the scruff of the neck and giving it a thrilling new perspective.” The Sun

“Joyousness reigns.” The Observer


The Final Tour – PRESS RELEASE

Award winning folk duo Spiers and Boden have announced that their Spring tour next year (2014) will be their last together for the foreseeable future. They’ve played together for over a decade, were a key part of Eliza Carthy’s Mercury Prize nominated … Continue reading