British folk and roots duo Honey & The Bear play Greyshott Folk Club. They combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative song writing. With a diverse range of sounds, textures and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic.
We’re so pleased to support our friends at Grayshott Folk Club with their shows.
Conjuring stories in song, Honey & The Bear tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courageous people they admire, their passion for nature and the odd heartbreak or two. The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bouzouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin & percussion), have been writing and performing together since early 2014, having met at a song writing event two years previously.
Since then, they have played at many revered venues and festivals across the UK as well as travelling across the channel for their first European tour. They have supported Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys on two UK tours and opened for The Shires at world renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall.
Born and raised in Suffolk, Lucy learned to play Violin and Drums at school, sung in the Suffolk Jubilee choir and started song writing 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 can now hear her perform with Jon. Jon, a Yorkshire boy, raised in East Anglia, 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 ‘Wrist Burner’ which is a gig favourite.
‘Journey Through the Roke’ was released on 23rd April 2021. The album features many talented musicians including Toby Shaer (whistles, harmonium, flute, fiddle, bass), Evan Carson (drums, bodhran, percussion), Archie Churchill Moss of Moore, Moss, Rutter (melodeon) and Graham Coe of The Jellyman’s Daughter (cello).
“Lucy and Jon’s vocals are gentle, rich and mellifluous throughout. This is an accomplished album from a masterly duo”. – Folk London Magazine
“Dexterously played with beautifully crafted arrangements around a perfect pairing of voices delivering personal fine songs this is a stunning album.” – FATEA
“This album is one of the clearest recordings I’ve heard in a decade, holding its head above the roke and into the sunlight on every track” – Irish Music Magazine
“Lucy’s vocals are as beautiful as ever…she is now one of this country’s best folk singers” – Stephen Foster, Radio Caroline & EADT.
This gig has been rescheduled from November 2020 but this time around, Lucy and Jon have invited some of their gifted musical friends to join them.