Saturday 10th March
The Carlile Institute
Winners of the 2015 Spiral Earth Award for Best Debut, Cardboard Fox is an exciting young British band that’s been making a name for themselves on the acoustic scene over the past couple of years. In early 2016 the quartet followed up on the success of their debut EP by releasing their first full album, Out of Mind. Back then I reviewed the album for Folk Radio UK – you can read the review in full here.
All four musicians have their roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013 in Bath, the band features the sibling harmonies of Charlotte and Laura Carrivick (the Carrivick Sisters) on guitar/vocals and fiddle/vocals respectively, the extraordinary talents of young mandolin player Joe Tozer and the driving and technically demanding double bass playing and harmony vocals of John Breese. With a focus on original songs with a strong pop sensibility and energetic live shows, this is a highly accomplished group of musicians who will entertain you with their first-class musicianship, immaculate harmony vocals and quirky creative approach to their material.
“Great instrumentation, vocal harmonies that are not only stand-out, they are to die for – and an uncanny ability to pick up on influences from both side of the Pond .”
– FATEA Magazine