Speak, Brother / Bio

Vulnerable, honest, ethereal: This is the music of Speak, Brother.

The Rugby-based trio have been compared to Athlete, Ben Howard and The Swell Season, and their self-titled debut EP earned them airplay across the UK and beyond. They have appeared on stages from folk clubs to festivals including The Great Escape and Wychwood Festival, whilst earning an honourable mention at the 2014 International Songwriters' Competition final thanks to acclaimed single Dry Bones.

Boasting a powerful sound and full arrangements, the trio layer lush vocal harmonies over their rustic instrumentation. With heartfelt lyrical storytelling, driving melodies and passionate performance, Speak Brother are a band to watch.

As well as finding a home in the intimacy of folk clubs in the Midlands and beyond, Speak Brother have also captured the imagination of large festival audiences: Appearing at The Great Escape Festival; twice at Coventry’s Godiva Festival; the main stage at Banbury Folk Festival; and they also will play at the 2015 Wychwood Festival as part of the BBC Introducing lineup. Their songs have received airplay across the country, while the track Dry Bones reached the final of the International Songwriters' Competition, gaining an Honourable Mention in the ‘Folk Singer/ Songwriter’ category.

Speak Brother returned to the studio in early 2015. Building on the foundations of the first EP, the forthcoming record will showcase the trio's ever-increasing songwriting maturity, even fuller arrangements and their take on the forthcoming Rugby World Cup. The first single, Slow To Now, was released on June 19th ahead of their new EP and is currently available as a free download.

General Info

Band Members
James Herring, Matthew Cotterill, Nathan Morris
Artist Name
Speak, Brother
Profile Page
Active Since
Folk / Indie / Acoustic

Contact Info

Coventry, ENG, UK

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