Pear O'Legs Records Presents in Bristol: Apple of my Eye + The Norfolk Broads
Our first live show in Bristol. We’ll be at West Street Kitchen, with fantastic food and drink as well as the best in contemporary and traditional folk music.
Apple of my Eye
Apple of My Eye’s influences are drawn from English folk and storytelling. With intriguing, lyrically rich songs and multi-part vocal harmonies and traditional folk instruments, the band has won widespread acclaim for their imagination and wit.
Staples of the London folk scene and music festivals, Apple of My Eye has released three albums – Devils, Seven Tides and The Beast Below – and has now teamed up with esteemed producer Gerry Diver (Sam Lee/Lisa Knapp) to record the fourth, One for Crow – the band’s most ambitious and personal album to date. The album is due for release later in 2018.
“totally unique” - Folk Radio UK
The Norfolk Broads
The Norfolk Broads are a four-piece female ensemble who enjoy singing low-pitched folk songs about love, despair, and dastardly boyfriends.
They bonded over maritime work songs and failed romances in the alto section of a sea shanty choir, deciding to form a girl-group during a long car ride to Cornwall in 2015. Since then, they have performed their spirited harmonies at festivals and venues in London and further afield, including Wilton’s Music Hall, the Southbank Centre, Fire in the Mountain festival, Folk East Festival and on board the Cutty Sark.
The Broads supply their repertoire of traditional stories with a very contemporary verve and energy, using old songs to fuel new takes on the lives of women both past and present.
“Young female quartet the Norfolk Broads are strong storytellers…Their close harmonies brought a witty feminist take to a well-curated set of tales of impotence, greedy landlords, and the joys of a single life.” -** The Guardian**