Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and instead they rely on mutual trust, listening and responding. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.
Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, directs the National Youth Folk Ensemble and is known for his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, a three-time BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, is a compelling solo performer and currently works with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective summer school and is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014), Emma Reid, Fay Hield, Jon Boden and others.
Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new. With their albums New Anything and In The Round and over a long string of sell-out gigs, the trio have built a strong reputation as consummate musicians and captivating performers. Now they return with Inventions, a new album of original material that brings Leveret’s trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing to bear on a set of new tunes composed by the trio, three of today’s finest tunesmiths in the folk field.
“Music of a rich, sinewy immersion, guided by a mutual sense of exploration, space and a very English kind of swing. It’s an intimate, contemporary reinvention of the source material” The Guardian
“This glimmering set of instrumentals cuts unfailingly elegant lines”
The Sunday Times
“Sublime, exquisite music – don’t miss them” Martin Simpson
They are going to be out on tour in September, dates and venues as follows:
Wingfield Barns Church Road, WINGFIELD, Suffolk, IP21 5RA.
Haverhill Arts Centre High Street, HAVERHILL, Suffolk, CB9 8AR. www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk
Middlesbrough Town Hall Albert Road, MIDDLESBROUGH, TS1 2QQ. www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk
Kings Place 90 York Way, LONDON, N1 9AG. www.kingsplace.co.uk
West End Centre Queens Road, ALDERSHOT, Hampshire, GU11 3JD. www.westendcentre.co.uk
The Greystones Greystones Road, SHEFFIELD, S11 7BS. www.mygreystones.co.uk
Exeter Phoenix Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EXETER, EX4 3LS. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
The Stables Theatre Stockwell Lane, WAVENDON, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU. www.stables.org
Lincoln Drill Hall Freeschool Lane, LINCOLN, LN2 1EY.
Ruskin Mill Old Bristol Road, NAILSWORTH, Gloucestershire, GL6 0LA.
Folk at The Flavel Flavel Place, DARTMOUTH, Devon, TQ6 9ND.
Rhydycroesau Village Hall, Rhydycroesau, Oswestry
Musicport Festival, Whitby
For more information visit https://www.leveretband.com/