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HARBOTTLE & JONAS
2nd December, 2019 @ 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm£12 (£10 Members)
Definitely one of the best folk acts I’ve heard in a long while‘ – Music News
‘I would stake money on a bright future for Harbottle & Jonas’ – Folkwords
‘Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements 9/10’ – Americana UK
Disarmingly honest and spine-tingling moments – R2 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fast emerging and dynamic Devon duo Harbottle & Jonas released their fourth album with a strong maritime focus The Sea Is My Brother in February 2019. Partners in life as well as music, Dave and Freya combine a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Over 6 years of writing and performing together they have evolved a compelling live signature sound, blending their distinctive solo voices with concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and cittern with their powerful close vocal harmonies. Every song tells a story and they are great live with a real spark between them! Their songs cover the political and historical as well as the more personal.
Hall Sands https://youtu.be/mEQcsWaV3EM
The Sea Is My Brother https://youtu.be/Pin5Q2ocemg
Black is the Colour at Sound Mind Exeter https://youtu.be/IXwRiImZ1_k
Was It You (outdoors) – https://youtu.be/OlI0thKuUuI
They have received plaudits from folk icons including Seth & Geoff Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Lankum, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Their music had been streamed in excess of 1,000,000 times in 25 different countries and they have also played a gig with Martin Carthy. Well travelled across the UK and playing up to 200 gigs each year, Harbottle & Jonas have managed to establish themselves as one of the most exciting prospects on the folk circuit.