After 23 years of delighting the folk world with their songs packed with social comment and harmony singing to die for, Coope Boyes & Simpson are set to release what will be their final studio album.
Coda will be a collection of songs, mainly self-penned or drawn from the tradition, covering issues such as refugees, Iraq and climate change. With an anger undimmed, Coope Boyes & Simpson are returning to their roots and completing the circle that started with Funny Old World back in 1993.
The album is set for a September 2016 release, and Coope Boyes & Simpson will be undertaking a UK tour in October and November, with an album launch at Musicport. May 2017 will see them embark on their farewell tour at venues throughout the UK. The tour will be a celebration of their career, and will feature material from across their entire repertoire.
Though hanging up their boots as a trio, they will no doubt still be active on the scene individually, so it is not quite the end of the road yet. But catch a performance of this mighty threesome while you can.