Worshipful folk offer their services - Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou set for Jan 2011 Tin Tabernacle tour

Posted: 30th December 2010

Husband and wife folk-roots duo Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou used to strum, pluck and croon in the bluegrass/country outfit, Indigo Moss. But in 2008, the band imploded and the pairing got hitched and released a new album (self-titled) in 2010 on Loose Music (home to The Handsome Family and Peter Bruntnell, amongst others).

That debut set was launched with a unique tour of UK village halls and featured contributions from Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers) and the studio ambience of Damon Albarn's recording facilities. Not bad for starters! The duo now have a second album waiting in the wings, with the new label-home Heavenly Recordings ready to swing weight behind it. However, to keep things a little simple once again, Moss and Lou have opted for a Tin Tabernacle Tour.

The dates will take in several tiny churches up and down the country, all of which have been constructed from tin sheeting and panels, a sort of flat-packed place of worship derived from the 19th century onwards. Add in the pair's charming roots music derived from both sides of the Atlantic (although this does strike you as a very English idea) and you have an intimate and winning formula.

The tour will cover tin-structured tabernacles in Esher, Burnham-on-Sea, Westbury, Kilburn and more during January with tickets costing £5. Watch the video for more details! Please note that tickets will sell-out quick due to the size of the churches.

During February, the couple will be supporting the much-touted roots band Sea of Bees for a tour of more straight-forward venues - tickets cost a fiver as well! We have a feeling you'll be hearing a lot from both acts during 2011.

Paul Pledger