The Thekla Archives: 2016

Eliza and the Bear, SJM Concerts presents: Eliza and the Bear

  • Thursday 14th April 2016

ELIZA AND THE BEAR
www.elizaandthebear.com 

Eliza and the Bear

London-based quintet Eliza and the Bear formed in 2011 when songwriters James Kellegher (lead vocals, guitar) and Callie Noakes (vocals, guitar) began writing music together after the collapse of their respective bands. Soon after, they added friends Martin Dukelow (guitar), Chris Brand (bass), and Paul Kevin Jackson (drums) into the fold to complete the lineup, and they began to play live shows around London. Their name raised a few eyebrows among fans when no "Eliza" was to be found in the band's lineup, but they later confirmed the name was in fact taken from a collection of poems by Eleanor Rees that had inspired them. Their upbeat, indie folk music pulled together the romping folk-pop of Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, while the layered instrumentation took inspiration from the likes of Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene. 

THURSDAY 14 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

 

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