Upcoming gigs

14 Bacon Street, London


New Roots Events present:
Duotone with support from Genevieve

Ticket link: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/373648

Duotone // Larkhall joint headline show - Bristol Folk House

A special show featuring music from two 'One Man Bands' - Bath based - Larkahll & Oxford based Duotone

Ticket link: http://www.folkhousemusic.com/events?page=1

3rd Sept. The Drawing Room, Chesham


Duotone will be returning to the Drawing Room with special guest Jane Griffiths on Viola.
Tickets can be purchased here: http://the-drawingroom.co.uk/gigsparties-temp/

6th Sept. Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham


Duotone will be heading to his home county for a special show at the Kitchen Garden Cafe.
Support (TBC)
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/kitchengardenevents

Latest Video from Duotone TV

'Let's Get Low' soundcloud playlist

Silver & Gold, Find the Lines & Little White Caravan taken from Duotone's forthcoming album Let's Get Low

Mahogany Sessions with Cameron AG

Barney Morse-Brown had the privilege of working with Oxford's Cameron AG for the Mahogany Sessions a while back. The video has since gained numerous views and is still climbing.

For more info on Cameron AG check out his FaceBook page

Duotone live at the Union Chapel




Images by Paul Hudson


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Sofar Sounds - Reading & Oxford

Duotone recently performed two tracks for Sofar Sounds - Little White Caravan at Oxford Sofar and Greetings Hello in Reading.

Little White Caravan - Sofar Sounds Oxford

Greetings Hello - Sofar Sounds Reading

Stetson Hats

It's probably pretty obvious to most of you by now that Barney from Duotone is an avid hat wearer and since his first few tentative outings sporting head wear he's since been know to put that hat on as soon as he falls out of bed..

It would seem appropriate then to say at this point that the lovely people at Stetson Hats have recently come on board and given Barney the opportunity to sport their hats in all their glory.

A recent delivery of a Homburg and wide brimed trilby will feature heavily in Duotone's upcoming album photo shoot for the next record, upholding the tradtion of featuring hats on his album covers! The White Homburg kindly donated by T Snooks in Bridport for the cover of 'Work Harder & One Day You'll Find Her' and the black trilby and Bowler (sported by James Garrett) on the cover of Duotone's second album 'Ropes'.

Below is a video from Stetson which is a wonderful insight into the creation of one of their hats.

More hat talk soon!

Cut and Sewn from Stetson on Vimeo.

Nightshift Live Gig Review

Barney Morse-Brown received a glowing review from Oxford magazine 'Nightshift' for his recent performance at The Port Mahon, Oxford. Hosted by Matt Chapman Jones.

Thank you Nightshift.

When the majority of the audience
is sat on the floor (with their legs
crossed and hands in their laps) it’s
fairly clear what kind of gig you’re
in for.

Silver & Gold

As promised, here's your chance to listen to another new song which will feature on the new record. Recording sessions have been sporadic but productive with the title track for the album nearly finshed in the last session.

These tracks will only stay on this site for a short while so keep an eye out for the next new one soon.

Official video for Alphabet.

Duotone news flash

Since Duotone's last gig at Kings Place in London back in November 2012 there hasn't been much to report from the duo in the way of gigs or recordings.
Looking back on what Duotone had achieved since 2009's 'Work Harder & One Day You'll Find Her' and their second critically acclaimed record 'Ropes' which received rave reviews from Songlines, Electric Ghost, and was acknowledged buy the Observer as one of 20 'hidden gems' of 2012 both Barney and James came to the decision that, for the time being, they would take a break from promoting Duotone together so that they could both focus on their individual work commitments. Barney has since been working with Birdy in her live touring band and James is currently working on a debut solo album which will be out in 2014.

It really can't be underestimated what was made possible by both James and Barney working together. Success is so often more easily achieved by working with like minded people and the rewards have certainly been made more enjoyable when shared.
Duotone will still continue as the name that Barney Morse-Brown works under and the song 'Find the Lines' that has been posted recently will appear on his new record due out in 2014.

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What the press say..

This is some of the most amazing music you'll witness.

'Beguiling and crystalline'

(Peter Gabriel)

'It's on 'Our Lands' that his songwriting strengths really shine'

Duotone is the recording and perform- ing alias of Barney Morse-Brown, cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy as well as Chris Wood and the Imagined Village. His third solo album sees him working alongside musi- cians of the very highest calibre in producer / bassist Richard Evans (Peter Gabriel, Birdy), guitarist David Rhodes (Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel), drummer Ged Lynch (Goldfrapp, Black Grape) and violinist Jane Griffiths (Telling The Bees).

This is a glorious-sounding record on which Evans’ production endows Morse- Brown’s vocals with a palpable level of inti- macy. From the opening Little White Caravan, the listener occupies a sonic seat at “the table... set for two” as the album unfolds across hook-filled band tracks to the conclud- ing solo song, Our Lands.

Let’s Get Low is an intelligent and thoroughly modern record, infused with the melodic structures of ’80s pop and the emo- tional honesty of the best of the classic singer-songwriter era.


'A hidden gem'


"Ropes is a delight. The album is full of treats including Til It's Over, Powder House and Turning Pages Over."


***** (5 stars)


**** (4 stars)


"The wilfully distinctive duo of Barney Morse-Brown and James Garrett bring  dash of strangeness to their spring-clear acoustic guitar lines backed by sombre cello harmonies". 


"This is a stunning album - cherish this oasis of delight"


"Highly, highly recommended"


'Certainly a record with more going on under the surface than an initial listen will convey. It is both quietly thought-provoking and tenderly constructed'.


‘Ropes’ is a gorgeous record that is immaculately performed and recorded, but which still retains an enticing air of melancholic mystery'


'Barney led a sing-a-long to the heart-rending ‘You Don’t Need Church’— it’s interesting that a song so-titled can sound so sacred'.



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