In this show we look at the partnership between Only Human aka Sheffield based musician Tom Bickley and his father singer/songwriter Jon Bickley.
Their first album under the name Only Human was ‘Brain of Leaves’ and is still available on iTunes. This was followed by 'Wayfaring Stranger' (credited to Jon Bickley) produced by Tom and a collection of traditional and original songs sung by Jon. The third album ‘The Only Human Circus’ is part 1 of a folk-opera credited to Jon Bickley & Only Human. ‘The Singer becomes the Song’ is part 2 of the story and will be launched at their Watford Folk Club gig on 19th January 2018.
This is the first podcast of two, it features songs from all their four albums as a duo. It examines the musical roots and influences that forge the distinctive sound mixing accordion, guitar and close harmony vocals.
Jon Bickley and Only Human are booking folk club and festival dates. Contact via www.invisiblefolkclub.com
The song 'Wayfaring Stranger' from this podcast is on YouTube: