Saturday, 13 January
The WVFC are delighted to be starting the new year in style with British folk and roots inspired duo, Honey & the Bear. Combining delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with powerful guitar riffs, foot stomping rhythms and catchy melodies. The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, mandolin) and Lucy Sampson (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo & percussion), have been writing together since early 2014, having met at a songwriting event two years previous. Since then, they have played many venues across East Anglia as well as travelling to Germany for their first European tour. Together they have played an array of fantastic UK festivals including Ely Folk, FolkEast and Maverick. 2016 saw the release of their debut EP ‘About Time’, which received airplay on BBCRadio Suffolk, as well as Cambridge Radio & Norfolk Radio.
Born and raised in Suffolk, Lucy learned violin and drums at school, sung in the Suffolk Jubilee choir and started songwriting at age 15. She taught herself guitar whilst atuniversity in Canterbury, and began performing her creations not long afterwards. At 27, she released her debut band album ’Step Right On’, songs from which you nowhear her perform with Jon.
Jon, a Yorkshire boy, raised in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, has been performing his own songs since his teens. A self taught guitarist, his love of driving guitar riffs is a core aspect of his song writing process. He has released three band albums, the latest of which was entitled ‘Level with me’, featuring ‘wristburner’ whichis a gig favourite. The amalgamation of both their unique musical styles makes for a dynamic and ever-changing live performance which in the intimate setting of a private function room at the Crossways Inn Scole promises a magical evenening. Check out their website for more information and reviews.
Support is provided by Diss based singer songwriter Graham Hart.
Crossways Inn, Scole
4 Bridge Rd, Scole, Diss IP21 4DP, UK
The Crossways Inn is a family friendly pub with excellent food, local real ales, large garden with children's play area and great atmosphere.
Whether you are regular or new to the area you will always find a warm welcome at The Crossways Inn, Scole.