Take Two


Amber Glasses

by Take Two

Released 2002
Released 2002
A hypnotic blend of soft acoustic guitars and powerful vocals on a mix of self penned songs, alongside traditional and contemporary folk songs
Dave Rolfe and Kevin Arnold met in 1999 at the Unicorn Folk Club at the Bell at Tong in Shropshire, England.
Dave was playing as a member of the Unicorn Band and was quick to add accompaniment to Kevin's vocals as he sang songs by Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen.
Kevin, having for some years stepped back from playing in public to concentrate on bringing up a family and setting up his own business, was keen to return to the folk scene. Dave's guitar style easily merged with Kevin's vocal talents and rhythm playing to produce a natural mellow and bluesy sound which is a key feature of their music.

Within a few weeks Kevin had himself joined the Unicorn Band and for the next year the two played weekly at the Club both as band members and a duet.

Take Two was formed in June 1999 and began playing around Shropshire and the Staffordshire border area later that year. They have gigged extensively at Folk clubs and festivals, played at the Folk Club every Friday night and sung in many hostelries.

Kevin and Dave play a wide and varied range of material from traditional English and Irish folk right through to American Blues. Kevin is a talented songwriter and Take Two also perform their own material.
Towards the end of 2000, Kevin left the Unicorn Band to concentrate on his own songwriting and the production of their first CD "My Heart Lies There". Since then two more CDs have been added: "Amber glasses", which blends original material with traditional and contemporary songs, and "Spellbound", which is all original material.