British folk and roots duo, Honey & the Bear, combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting.
With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic. Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courage, passion and heartbreak.
The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bouzouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin & percussion), have been writing and performing together since early 2014, having met at a songwriting event two years previous. Since then, they have played at many revered venues and festivals, toured extensively across the UK as support for Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, and travelled across the channel for their first European tour.
They have just released their first full studio album ‘Made In The Aker’ which they recorded at their home on the Suffolk coast. With the additional production skills of Graham Coe (Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Jellyman’s Daughter), the album is a culmination of their respective songwriting careers to date and has been 18 months in the making. Add to that the additional talents of Toby Shaer (whistles, flutes, harmonium, cittern, fiddle), Evan Carson (percussion), Archie Churchill Moss (melodeon), Graham Coe (cello) and Ciaran Algar (fiddle) this album is definitely worth raiding your piggy bank for !!
But if you want to really appreciate their enormous, combined talent you need to catch them live…
Tour dates as follows:
Album Tour Dates October / November 2019
02/10/2019 – Folk at the Froize
03/10/2019 – Barnoldswick Arts Centre
04/10/2019 – Big Comfy Bookshop
05/10/2019 – Saffron Hall
06/10/2019 – Greennote London
20/10/2019 – Lighthouse, Deal
27/10/2019 – Stanford Arms, Lowestoft
02/11/2019 – Benhall Church, Suffolk
17/11/2019 – Bude Folk Festival
Supporting Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys:
07/12/2019 – Cecil Sharpe House, London
08/12/2019 – Cambridge Junction
09/12/2019 – Bristol
10/12/2019 – Norwich Arts Centre
11/12/2019 – Sheffield Greystones
13/12/2019 – Nottingham
14/12/2019 – Manchester
15/12/2019 – Cardiff
For further information and ticket links visit https://honeyandthebear.co.uk/