Honey & the Bear
Sunday 16 Jun 2019 10pm
Part of The Pumphouse
British folk and roots inspired duo, Honey & the Bear, combine 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 – since then, they’ve been a favourite of venues across East Anglia, made their first European tour, and 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 BBC Radio 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 at university 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 now hear 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 songwriting process. He has released three band albums, the latest of which was entitled ‘Level with me’, featuring ‘wristburner’ which is a gig favourite.
The amalgamation of both their unique musical styles makes for a dynamic and ever-changing live performance – see them at the Pumphouse before they take to the main stage supporting The Shires in this year’s Snape Proms!