Pavey Ark

Live Act Alternative Folk Acoustic Melodic Post Indie Alternative Folk
Pavey Ark - Alternative Folk Acoustic Melodic Post Indie Alternative Folk Live Act in Hull

Pavey Ark Short Info

“Pavey Ark return on stupendous form” Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio, Aug 2017

Pavey Ark are an alternative-folk band from Hull, the UK city of culture. Their sound is hard to define and hard to get out of your head. Fingerpicked guitar, atmospheric vocals and violins glide like migrating birds over melodic bass lines and complex percussion. The result is a beautiful folk inspired sound that makes you wish you were gazing out to sea next to a bonfire of your worldly possessions.

Since playing their first gig in 2016 they have wasted no time in establishing themselves as one of the 'MUST SEE' acts to emerge from the UK City of Culture. Beyond the city, the band have played two stages at Glastonbury, headlined the sublime Festival 8 and supported Badly Drawn Boy, Wild Beasts, Steve Mason and This Is The Kit. Pavey Ark are new to the scene but build upon the success of singer-songwriter Neil Thomas who's 2015 solo EP was described as “One of the outstanding EP’s of the year” by BBC Introducing.

The band recently won an Amazing Radio poll and were fast-tracked onto the UK national playlist with their debut single 'Hidden Hills'. BBC Radio Scotland singled-out the band alongside just two other acts from the city, The Housemartins and folk legends The Watersons. The Unsigned Guide also showcased the band in their monthly artist spotlight.

Influences such as Nick Drake, Jackson C Frank, Radiohead, Rodriguez and The Walkmen have inspired their debut EP (Leaf by Leaf) released in summer 2017.

“Pavey Ark return on stupendous form” Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio, Aug 2017

Pavey Ark are an alternative-folk band from Hull, the UK city of culture. Their sound is hard to define and hard to get out of your head. Fingerpicked guitar, atmospheric vocals and violins glide like migrating birds over melodic bass lines and complex percussion. The result is a beautiful folk inspired sound that makes you wish you were gazing out to sea next to a bonfire of your worldly possessions.

Since playing their first gig in 2016 they have wasted no time in establishing themselves as one of the 'MUST SEE' acts to emerge from the UK City of Culture....

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Pavey Ark on Tour

  • 05 | 02 | 2018 Etten Process Pea Folk Club

Past Gigs Pavey Ark

  • 11 | 2017 Hull Badly Drawn Boy Support
  • 10 | 2017 Hull Sofar Sounds
  • 10 | 2017 London For Folk's Sake (Live Session)
  • 09 | 2017 Hull Pavey Ark @ Hull Record Fair
  • 09 | 2017 Hull Main Stage, Hull Trinity Festival, 2:30pm
  • 09 | 2017 Hull Head of Steam acoustic night
  • 09 | 2017 Hull Supporting Wild Beasts (Welly Club)
  • 09 | 2017 Hull Freedom Festival (SpeakEasy Stage)
  • 08 | 2017 Hull Marina Humber Street Sesh 2017
  • 07 | 2017 Hull The Big Gig (Festival)
  • 07 | 2017 Lincoln Festival 8, Woodland Stage
  • 07 | 2017 Hull Supporting Billie Marten @ Hull Fruit
  • 07 | 2017 Hull Hull Folk Festival
  • 05 | 2017 Bedford, London The Bedford Live
  • 05 | 2017 Civic Hall, Cottingham Springboard Festival, Main Stage
  • 05 | 2017 Cross Keys, Cottingham Springboard Festival
  • 05 | 2017 New Adelphi Club Supporting Sound of Sirens
  • 05 | 2017 Bell Hotel, Driffield Culture Train, Acoustic night
  • 02 | 2017 Adelphi, Hull Supporting Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra
  • 02 | 2017 Polar Bear, Hull The Sesh (Headline slot & single launch)
  • 02 | 2017 Catwick, Yorkshire Catwick Live
  • 12 | 2016 Hull BBC Introducing Live Session
  • 12 | 2016 Hornsea Sessions by the sea (Acoustic night)
  • 10 | 2016 Hull Supporting Steve Mason
  • 09 | 2016 Hull Freedom Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Scunthorpe Northern Sky Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Lincolnshire Festival 8 (Stage Headliners)
  • 06 | 2016 London The Bedford, Balham
  • 06 | 2016 Glastonbury Glastonbury
  • 05 | 2016 Cottingham Springboard Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Hornsea Sessions by the Sea
  • 04 | 2016 Filey Filey Folk Festival

Discography Pavey Ark

  • 2017 Leaf by Leaf EP | Independant
  • 2017 Leaf by Leaf Single | Independant

Media

  • Video Pavey Ark, Cuckoo (Main sta...
  • Video Cuckoo by Pavey Ark (For F...
  • Video Pavey Ark - Leaf by Leaf
  • Sound Hidden Hills
  • Sound Leaf by Leaf
  • Sound Close Your Eyes and Think o...

Fan Radar

624 Fans
4,199 Views
2,895 Plays
287 Follower

Origin

  • Hull GB

Founded

  • 2016

Members

  • Neil Thomas Vocals / Guitar
  • John Hamilton Bass / Guitar
  • Sam Handley Percussion
  • Alex Simpson Violin
  • Chris Herron Violin

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