After their hit debut EP, Painted Sky have already made an impact on the UK's festival scene. This sibling duo offer a mix of traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, all framed by virtuosic guitar and fiddle playing.
Date: 10/06/2023 08:30 PM
Painted Sky have already made a lasting impression with their progressive acoustic sound, balancing their original material thoughtfully with the duo’s roots in traditional English music. They have recently come off their recent tour and released their new single ‘The Unquiet Grave’.
''A quality act in our midst’- Northern Sky
‘Terribly splendid’ - RnR Magazine
‘Finely showcases the talents of this superb, up and coming duo. I don’t often give five stars to anything but this EP definitely gets five stars from me’ - Folk Roots List
Siblings George Brandon (guitar/vocal) and Holly Brandon (fiddle/vocal) have been playing together for as long as they can remember. Recently, both have worked on independent projects, with George performing solo and Holly, perhaps best known for being a founder member of transatlantic folk band, The Magpies. But the siblings are always drawn back to each other’s playing and their lifelong musical history is reflected in tight-knit instrumentals and harmonies.
Their songs are characterised by honest vocals and timeless storytelling, underpinned by driving rhythms. Whilst their exquisite instrumentals weave delicate finger-picking guitar and soaring fiddle with a dynamic energy. They seamlessly blend traditional and original tunes as well as those from further afield, such as the complex rhythms of Eastern Europe to the fiddle stomping tunes of Quebec, to create a distinct and borderless synthesis of contemporary folk.
The duo have played live shows around the UK, with festival highlights including performances at Towersey, Beardy , Ragged Bear and Thame Town Music Festivals. Painted Sky released their debut EP - Dawn; a showcase of their live act and progressive blend of traditional and original material.