Jezebel presents an evening of folk music feat. Hunting Bears
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We are delighted to be back in Manchester city-centre on Sunday 11th October for An Evening of Folk Music. This month’s event features a headline set by Hunting Bears, who are on a UK tour. We also welcome London’s Evering, plus local acts Robbie Cavanagh and Chris Tavener.
Celtic harp, violin and bowed double bass are nestled amongst electric guitar, keyboards and heavy-hitting drums.
Influenced by the cross-rhythmic maximalist textures of Bon Iver; the intricate vocal harmonies of The Staves; and the songwriting craft of Ron Sexsmith and Loudon Wainwright III, the Bears love to make music together, and perform to those kind enough to listen.
In the past two years Hunting Bears have played at Greenman Festival; Beatherder Festival; opened The Brudenell Social Club stage at Live at Leeds; and billed alongside The Head and the Heart, Paul Thomas Saunders and Lanterns on the Lake.
Evering is a collaboration between Scottish singer-songwriters Chris Yendell and Dawn Coulshed with the common goal of creating an original sound within an indie / folk genre. Dawn & Chris met on the Edinburgh music scene in 2013 but it wasn’t until the following year when their paths crossed again, this time in London, that the inheritance of an old piano sparked their first collaboration and the beginning of Evering.
Chris has a raw yet uncompromisingly welcoming sound which showcases his strong vocals and full sounding acoustic guitar riffs. He has supported the likes of Two Door Cinema Club in previous bands and has a wide range of influences ranging from Ben Howard through to Led Zeppelin. Dawn trained as a classical pianist in Edinburgh before moving to London to pursue her career as a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Growing up around the traditional music of the Highlands Dawn was also influenced by the music of Jeff Buckley and Elbow. Her gracefully rich piano work and truly stunning vocals really stand up behind the sound that Evering have created.
The now London based band thrive on delivering strong harmonies laid over powerful yet warm tones, which are governed by intertwined piano and guitar. The combination of Chris and Dawn’s wide ranging influences shines through in Evering’s material, which is immediately engaging and superbly memorable.
Robbie Cavanagh performs melodic, haunting yet beautiful music, combining his intricate guitar playing with powerful, emotive lyrics.
Chris Tavener is a satirical folk/rock singer-songwriter from the North West of England. His strikingly unique lyrics and diverse styles of music have attracted attention from national competitions such as Open Mic UK, music radio and gig promoters across the North describing his music as both “hilarious” and “profound”. He released the home-recorded album ‘National Identity Crisis’ in October 2014.