In crazy, happy anticipation of tonight’s concert, I thought I would share the band that has my ears lately.
Boy and Bear is from Sydney, Australia and I found them listening to EAV radio, here in Atlanta. Then, I stumbled on them again when they appeared on Conan. With their thoughtful lyrics and their alternative, folk rock sensibilities, they definitely have my full attention.
They are David Hosking (vocals and guitar), Killian Gavin (vocals and guitar), Timothy Hart (drums and vocals), Jonathan Hart (vocals, banjo, mandolin and keyboards) and David Symes (bass). They have an album out now, Harlequin Dream. After further research, I found that they earned multiple awards in Australia, from breakthrough songwriter of the year to best group. If that doesn’t pique your interest, then just listen with your own ears.
“So come on, come on, I’m ready now
I got the feeling, honey, like I’m ready to roll
You see I’m not gonna wait til the ending
Cause I’ve got the burning fire in the bed of my soul”
“Oh but I hate you sometimes, for making me feel
The way I feel, for the love that keeps me sane
Is killing me all the same,
It’s killing me it’s killing me, I’m done”
Here’s the rest of their US tour.
Sat 11 Oct The Loft at Center Stage, Atlanta
Sun 12 Oct Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, Charleston
Mon 13 Oct Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore
Wed 15 Oct Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Thu 16 Oct Royale, Boston
Fri 17 Oct Le National, Montreal, CA
Sat 18 Oct Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, CA
Mon 20 Oct St. Andrews Hall, Detroit
Tue 21 Oct Lincoln Hall, Chicago
Wed 22 Oct Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis
Thu 23 Oct The Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, CA
Sat 25 Oct The Starlite, Edmonton, CA
Sun 26 Oct The Gateway, Calgary, CA
Tue 28 Oct Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, CA
Wed 29 Oct Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, CA
Thu 30 Oct Neumos, Seattle
Sat 1 Nov Grand Ballroom at Regency Center, San Francisco
After these dates, they head to Europe, check out the website for those. You really shouldn’t miss them.