Posted by Danni Le Toullec on November 1, 2010
This All Hallows' Eve, there were no ghouls or witches, no carved out pumpkins or skeletons, just a band called Boy & Bear and a steamy sold out gig at Sydney's Oxford Art Factory.
Drawing inspiration from the 'Americana big harmony vibe', Jake Tarasenko, Jon Hart, Killian Gavin and Tim Hart have come together with Dave Hosking to form a unique quintet. Unlike many other bands, each member was originally the frontmen of their own bands. In a scenario which would usually be a collision of monster egos, this collaboration works surprising well, allowing each member to bring their unique musicality to the table.
For the last show of their Blood to Gold tour, their rapidly growing fan base was treated to a bunch of new songs and spectacular covers. Despite a delay of almost forty minutes and some initial guitar sound hiccups, restlessness was eradicated the second Dave Hosking opened his mouth. Leading the harmony which evokes Fleet Foxes comparisons, Hosking's vocals were flawless. Launching into 'The Storm', it's easy to see why Boy & Bear were selected as the feature artist on Triple J's unearthed program in 2009, eventually taking out the competition.More...