Bob Fox has been performing as a folk musician since the early 1970s, when he first started playing in the folk clubs of northeast England. He then came to national and international notice as a result of a collaboration with Stu Luckley. Labelled “the progressive dynamic duo” by Melody Maker, the two parted company in 1982 and since then Fox has worked as both a solo artist and as a member of bands. During the 1990s, along with his great friend Benny Graham, he developed a songs/slide show that remembers the coal mining communities of Durham and Northumberland. This led to the CD How Are You Off For Coals, a compilation of mining songs. Bob possesses one of the best folk-singing voices in England and he evokes the world of the miners and, in general, the songs of the northeast, with power and clarity.
Recommended CitationAshbolt, Anthony, When the boat comes in - an interview with Bob Fox, Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, 5(1), 2005, 30-39.