Celebrating nearly three decades of uninterrupted harmony, Chris While and Julie Matthews mark 29 years in the music industry - and they will soon be performing in Cockermouth.

They are the longest-reigning female duo in the UK, exceeding 2,500 performances and appearing on over 100 albums.

The veteran singer-songwriters' vocals continue to captivate audiences globally.

Their music, rooted in folk, embraces the DIY ethos of punk, with the duo being as fresh and lively as their debut years ago.

Based in a small village near Sheffield, 200 miles north of London, they successfully operated outside the British epicentre of music, running their own label and publishing company.

Their music is influenced by political themes, social issues, and real-life human stories.

Their latest album, 'Revolution Call', was released in 2019.

The duo have toured Australia and New Zealand for the past two decades and performed as festival headliners.

Their global presence earned them a loyal overseas fanbase, mirroring their success back home in the UK.

Fans can catch While and Matthews in action at Kirkgate Arts Theatre, Cockermouth, on November 11.