We ask the award winning, acoustic four-piece to put down their instruments and answer some serious questions…
Q: How did you first discover your talent?
We were a bunch of friends who had all enjoyed playing music individually and we thought we’d give it a go playing as a band, just for fun. And we discovered we really do have fun!
We got a lot of encouragement from the guys at Coda Music Trust – a music charity on the Dorset/Hampshire border – to start playing live, and we did our first public performance in one of their regular acoustic evenings.
Over time we got a bit braver, performing more frequently to a real mix of crowds – who have generally been incredibly positive and supportive – and we eventually made our first EP/CD ‘Kindling’ a year ago (shameless plug: the CD is available by emailing us via our Facebook page!).
Q: Which three words best describe your act?
Relaxed, folksy, country-ish
Q: How many shows have you performed to date and which was your favourite?
We haven’t played loads of shows but we played regularly throughout 2015 & 2016, and performing in the 1st Shaftesbury Fringe Festival was certainly one of the highlights – not just because we won an award! We played in the Mitre which was a lovely venue with a really nice acoustic and a very intimate feel, and the audience was great.
We also loved playing at the Purbeck Folk Festival and more recently had a fabulous time at the Bristol Bluegrass & Americana Festival which had such a knowledgeable, listening, generous audience and a great sound system.
Q: Which two fictional characters from film, literature or theatre would you replace your parents with?
Moominmamma and Rose from the Golden Girls. Just because.
Q: What was the best piece of advice you have been given by a fellow performer?
‘Don’t let anxiety limit you’ and ‘playing music is like baking – we all make mistakes doing it, but the art is in how quickly you recover’.
Q: Will you be performing at Shaftesbury Fringe 2017? What’s the plan?
You bet! We’re playing at the Mitre again, on Saturday 1 July at 2pm. The plan’s pretty simple – play some old favourites and some new songs and hope to have as much fun as last time!
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