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Author Topic: Show Of Hands a duo again  (Read 651 times)
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« on: October 08, 2021, 09:21:51 AM »

Pretty devastating news for fans of Miranda and Cormac. The four piece Show Of Hands is no more.

Whether this is temporary or not, time will tell.

See here for details.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2021, 10:22:08 AM »

Yes, I had the email too.  Shame, as we haven't seen the 4 piece line-up yet (other than the online concert), and were looking forward to seeing them on this tour. It sounds from the message as if it is because of low ticket sales, but obviously it will depend on how quickly folk are ready to go back to concerts.  Obviously at the moment many people who would have been expected to go, aren't ready (or are unable to go now).
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2021, 10:41:50 AM »

We have recently had two bands rejig concerts in our little town to next year, presumably because of ticket sales or it could be that venues are demanding a higher percentage share for themselves.

Whichever, it is sad.
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2021, 01:52:40 PM »

Strange how other larger bands can continue to play to similar size audiences, though. For example, Dervish are also playing at Birmingham Town Hall in the next few weeks and have a sold considerably less tickets at a lower price than Show of Hands but are still able to continue.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2021, 04:12:16 PM »

Saw the full lineup at the New Forest festival, and thought they were as good as I had ever seen them, so this is a real pity. Biggest concern is for Miranda and Cormac as it sounds like they are now out of work at least in the short term.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2021, 09:33:06 PM »


Strange how other larger bands can continue to play to similar size audiences, though. For example, Dervish are also playing at Birmingham Town Hall in the next few weeks and have a sold considerably less tickets at a lower price than Show of Hands but are still able to continue.



Steve explained that they do a different deal with venues compared with most bands. The majority of bands take a flat fee, which they get whatever sales are. SoH always work for a percentage.

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