Pearl and the Beard

Pearl and the Beard

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeAcoustic

Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, ninety-six teeth, and one soul.

Biography

Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, ninety-six teeth, and one soul. Former strangers Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles were united in the great city of New York. Each had migrated there from a far corner of the nation with naught but food in their pockets and money in their bellies. Each had the same true love. Since then, the three have nested, and their unique brand of brightly melodic song craft continues to blossom of its own accord.


The band's genre-bending and expectation-defying sound has since burst the trio out of the confines of the New York music scene, allowing them to traipse the United States on a multitude of national tours and across the pond for a hugely successful inaugural UK tour in 2011. They’ve caught the attention of The Boston Globe, Filter Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and thousands of wildly dedicated fans both local and international. Their haunting music video for “The Lament of Coronado Brown” even made its debut on NPR’s acclaimed music site, All Songs Considered.


Pearl and the Beard’s live show is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The band captivates their audience from first note to last, leaving fans and press alike completely engrossed in the world they’ve created with their soaring and sensual songs. From subway platform to park to field to brightly lit venue stage, Pearl and the Beard take over whatever space they occupy, including the people occupying it with them, prompting The Wall Street Journal to comment “…as Pearl and the Beard joyfully belted... to a growing crowd on the [subway] platform… commuters missed their trains to stay and listen, unsure what was happening—only that it was a New York moment not to be missed.”


Pearl and the Beard loves you the way you’ve always been…and it’s quickly becoming clear that wherever they go, the feeling is mutual.

Discography

"At Home with Pearl and the Beard" EP
2007, Self-released then re-released on ((family reocrds))

"Three Windmills" Live EP
2008, Self-Released

"God Bless Your Weary Soul, Amanda Richardson" LP
2009, ((family records))

"Black Vessel EP" EP
2010, ((family records))

"Killing the Darlings"
2011, ((family records))

Set List

6-11 song set from any of the following songs, 25-45 minutes in duration.

ORIGINALS:
Oh, Death!
Donny and Johnny
Voice in My Throat
Bread Instead
Dumb Lovers
Letter to California
Gin Blues
Vessel
Twice Today
Mistakes
Slow Motion Machine Gun
Reverend Pants
GBYWSAM
The Lament of Coronado Brown
Douglas, Douglass
Swimming
Sweetness
Hot Volcano

COVERS:
Dramamine (Modest Mouse)
Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order)
Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes)
Will Smith Medley (Will Smith)