Since forming in 2010, Boat to Row have released 3 EPs, and 2 Singles paving the way for this highly acclaimed band to deliver their stunning debut album ‘I Found You Here'. Released in November 2015 on their own label, Nocturne Records, 'I Found You Here' was fan funded through a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music. Recorded to tape at Birmingham's legendary Highbury Studio, the premise was to capture the energy of playing live, instead of searching for the perfect take. ‘I Found You Here' is a collection of songs exploring ideas of love, loss, hope and the relentless compulsion to try and try again They are songs cloaked in the imagery and sentiment of storytellers who have gone before.
More recently this year Boat To Row have completed a run of intimate house concerts and begun work on their second album, with their appearance at the Little Folk Festival a rare opportunity to hear some of these new songs before the band head back to the solace of their practice space to finish writing and recording!
“A band to get your ears involved with”
~ THIS IS FAKE DIY
“My bit of treasure at Cambridge Folk Festival”
~SUE MARCHANT BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGE
~ JANICE LONG BBC RADIO 2
“One of the West Midlands most exquisitely talented folk acts”
~ BRUMNOTES MAGAZINE
Boat To Row have received glowing reviews from sites such as DIY, 405, Gold Flake Paint, Counteract, Echoes & Dust and Fused, and they have been played on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and many local stations. The band have toured extensively and have earned an outstanding live reputation playing with acts like Kate Rusby, Slow Club, Johnny Flynn, Sweet Baboo, Willy Mason and Ryley Walker and they have also played at Festivals like 2000 Trees, Lunar, Wood, Moseley Folk, Green Man, Truck, Cambridge Folk, No Direction Home, Greenbelt, Y Not, Barn On The Farm.
This five-piece band are known for delivering an intricate set woven with strings and vocal harmonies, layered with an ever-expanding collection of instruments. They combine a genuine ease in each other's musical company with an energetic, skilfully crafted sound. Straddling several musical genres, this band breathes an atmosphere unlike any other. Storytellers, poets, musicians, harmonisers - a really great act.