GIG NEWS!! – Zervas & Pepper

We are delighted to announce that we’ll be supporting Welsh Folk rockers, Zervas and Pepper, when they return to Birmingham next month. We’ll be opening for them at the Kitchen Garden Cafe on Tuesday 10th October. As gigs go, this is going to be a pretty special one.  Paul Zervas and Kathryn Pepper have been hailed by tastemakers for their “Exquisitely harmonised, blissed out folk rock” MOJO. The band has been back in the studio creating their follow-up album to critically acclaimed albums Lifebringer (2013) and Abstract Heart (2015), both of which have a place in our music collection. Their new album is called Wilderland and most of the album material was written whilst Paul and Kathryn were holed up in a cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

This will be such a good night and we are very excited about opening the evening for them. Heck! Even David Crosby loves them –  “I’ve been listening…. I like Zervas & Pepper, great songs…”  “Fine Singing.”  “I think you guys are excellent!”

We’d love to see you there,

Kathryn and Dave.

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Moseley Folk 2017

Just a quick update on our experiences at Moseley Folk Festival 2017. The weather was glorious the day we played on the Kitchen Garden Cafe Stage. Thank you to everyone who gathered around the little stage to hear our songs. There were a few problems with the sound but we battled on – hopefully, it sounded okay from the front. After the set, we had the pleasure of being interviewed by the very lovely Robin Valk of Brum Radio. He also recorded a few of the songs for Brum Radio’s ‘Live & Local’ sessions, so keep an eye out on Facebook for our announcement of the session release date.  Next up is a gig with Welsh Folk rockers, Zervas & Pepper at the Kitchen Garden Cafe on the 10th October. There’ll be a new post up about that very soon.

Bye for now,

Kathryn and Dave

We’ve fallen off the wagon

News update No. 10 – 11th May 2017

We’ve fallen off the wagon and haven’t posted for a while. Sorry folks! Just a quick update to let you know where we’re playing during June and July. Thanks for bearing with us.Ashland Summer Gigs


News update No. 9 – 9th December 2016

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been asked to open for folk giant Jim Moray when he plays at the Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham on Sunday 26th February, 2017. Full details can be found on the poster below. We’ll post details and a ticket link on our gig listings page a bit later on today. How exciting!!



News update No. 8 – 5th December 2016

There is much to look forward to in the new year, beginning with a trip up north to Leeds on 21st January 2017 to visit our friends Skinner & T’witch. (See details here: We met them when we were both selected by Fatea Magazine to play on the Busk Love Folk stage at Love Folk Festival in Southport last spring. We hit it off, which led to them inviting us to play at one of their regular music nights. We’re looking forward to playing our songs for the first time to the good folk of Leeds!

We have a few support dates with an amazing bunch of artists already planned into the early part of 2017 – see the poster below – with another one in the pipeline. More on that later when we’ve been given the green light to share details. We hope to see you on the road in 2017.

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News update No. 7 – 19th November 2016

We’ve just returned from an absolutely beautiful evening at Downend Folk Club in Bristol, where we had the immense pleasure of supporting one of the finest bands on the folk scene – Lady Maisery. Their musicianship is extraordinary! They’re also really lovely people, which made our time there even more special.

The whole experience of being at Downend Folk Club was perfect from start to finish (they really know how to look after their musicians) and there are lots of people we’re grateful to for feeding us, making us cups of tea and generally taking care of us all evening. These include Ant, Cliff, Chris and Alan.  (And a few others whose names we can’t remember – sorry!) As gigs go, this was a special one….lady-maisery-at-downend-folk-club


News update No. 6 – 9th October 2016 (Sadly, this concert went ahead without Kathryn, due to her involvement in a minor RTA. Hurrah for Dave, who saved the day!)
Tomorrow sees us return to The Crescent Theatre to support local musician Robert Lane, when he plays at the next event for Crescent Mondays. There are still tickets available (£7.50 each) – please do come if you are free. Doors open at 7:30pm and we kick off the evening at 8pm. Tickets and details are available here:



News update No. 5 – 08 October 2016
Last Tuesday’s gig at The Kitchen Garden Cafe supporting Blue Rose Code proved to be an absolute stunner of an evening. We’re very grateful to Ross Wilson for welcoming us onto the line up to play before his truly brilliant set. We’d been looking forward to meeting him in person and he didn’t disappoint – he was such a good person to be around! Can we do it all again now, please?

Here’s a great review of the gig from 3 Chords and the Truth UK and a few pics of the night. (Image 2 and 3 courtesy of 3 Chords and the Truth UK)


News update No. 4 – 24th August 2016
Just in! We’re delighted to be supporting acclaimed Scottish songwriter Blue Rose Code at the Kitchen Garden Cafe on 4th October 2016. For event details please go here:
For tickets, please go here:

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