Chris While and Julie Matthews – View tour dates
In 1997 Chris While and Julie Matthews left the Albion Band to form the duo While and Matthews. Since then the duo have recorded many albums together as well as pursuing individual solo projects and being part of related endeavours such as the Christmas band St Agnes Fountain (with Chris Leslie and David Hughes), the Julie Matthews Band, the Chris While Band, Blue Tapestry, Daphne’s Flight (with Christine Collister, Helen Watson and Melanie Harrold) and singing workshops with Helen Watson. In 2009 While and Matthews won the best duo award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, in which category they have been nominated nine times. They’ve been commissioned to write songs for the Radio Ballads series on BBC Radio 2 and were part of the Ballads of Child Migration Project with Barbara Dickson, O’Hooley & Tidow,, Jez Lowe and Boo Hewerdine. Chris and Julie continue to tour extensively at home and abroad. In 2019 they released their fifteenth album together..