Pennyless performing Slim John Cuff; recorded on location by Wyshwood Studios
Copyright Les Woods
Les Woods (Guitar and Vocals)
At the age of five Les learned to clog dance with his great grandfather in the Lancashire village of Helmshore. By the age of 10 he was steeped in the life and music of northern English folk, and at 16 he gave it all up to head south and joined a rock and roll band. He was eventually saved from a life of hardship when he met Penny and began to tread the path of traditional music again. The Telecaster still comes out of its golden box every so often when The Les Woods Band rocks and fiddles in the pubs, clubs and parties of Peterborough.
Penny Stevens (Fiddle and Vocals)
Penny fell in love with the violin as a little girl of six and soon learned that she would find peace and solitude as everyone left the house when she practised.
Many years later she abandoned classical music to coax listeners back into the room with foot-tapping jigs, reels and pacey English romping tunes. When Les asked her to join his band she was drawn by the glamour of stardom and convinced him that they could make beautiful music together. So they set off on their journey to rediscover folk; the people, places and music that are a part of our everyday heritage.