Band Members: Will Irvine, Jimmy Hunter, Gareth Thompson, Chris Clark
Hunter & The Bear may have been compared to every current folk-rock band there is going, but critics have always made it clear that the quartet have that little something extra special that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Inspired by artists such as The Band, Dire Straits and Bruce Springsteen, Will Irvine and Jimmy Hunter started to write and perform as a duo with Jimmy playing lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, whilst beside him Will on the rhythm guitar and singing lead vocals. Having started the band in Newcastle where they were studying at University they moved to London in 2012 to bring their own brand of power folk to the huddled masses. Gareth Thompson, drums and Chris Clark, bass, completed the line up in 2014 to bring you a live setup you don’t want to miss.
Having garnered universal praise for their Jamie Bell debut EP ‘Dusty Road’ upon its release last year, the group are excited to announce the release of their brand new EP, preceded by single ‘Pick Me Up’ which is out now.
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Last year saw the band performing at ‘Hard Rock Calling’ alongside the legendary Bruce Springsteen and at Troon and Cornbury Festivals, also selling out two headline shows at the Islington Academy 2 and The Borderline. 2014 has already seen them join Eric Clapton on his UK tour, plus T in the Park and Larmer Tree festival performances with a string of dates still to come.
Hotly tipped by BBC Radio 2 and Music Week as ‘One to Watch’, Hunter & The Bear are hitting the road this summer armed with aptly titled upcoming EP, ‘Before I Come Home’. The summer of 2014 is set to see Hunter & The Bear capitalize on their already impressive live reputation.
Get to know Hunter & The Bear and watch snippets from their live shows supporting Eric Clapton here:
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