firefly

firefly

 London, England, GBR
BandFolkAlternative

Alternative folk songs about love and the sea, atmospheric and emersive like reading a book. Described as 'vital and indefinable' by For Folks Sake, our songs are rich with close vocal harmonies, infectious rhythms and delicate textures.

Biography

Our songs of love, death and the sea have been captivating audiences over the past year.

"Crowds as reverent as this are hard to find, but they’d gathered in this darkened room in Camden for one purpose: to have their socks blown off by this vital, indefinable band. Like no other band I have seen before." For Folks Sake review

We have a unique line up of piano, strings, guitar, Javanese gamelan and voices and we love playing live. We've received great feedback from our live shows in 2010, including performances for award winning promoter Magpie’s Nest, London’s Electroacoustic Club, 2 shows at the Brighton Festival fringe, the Southbank Centre and the Roundhouse.

a mesmerising set....rich and unique' Brighton Festival Review

Fuelled by the driving post-minimalism of John Adams, the wonky pop of Sufjan Stevens and the lyricism of Joni Mitchell, our songs are rich with close vocal harmonies, infectious rhythms and delicate atmospheric textures. We are Bea Hankey (voice), John Barber (piano, Javanese gender), Sam Glazer (cello) James Redwood (violin) and Jack Ross (guitar/percussion). We're set to release our debut album, Lightships on 3 February, with a launch night at London’s Vortex Club.

Discography

We are about to release our debut album, Lightships, in February 2011.