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. Having just come off their recent tour and released their new single ‘The Unquiet Grave’, Painted Sky are back on tour this April with fresh songs and tunes to feast on, find out more here.
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 one quarter 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 Festival, Edlefest and Thame Town Music Festival. Painted Sky released their debut EP - Dawn on August 1st; a showcase of their live act and progressive blend of traditional and original material and are back on tour April 2022.