THE CARRIVICK SISTERS are one of the UK’s top young bluegrass and folk acts. Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. Their busy touring schedule is rapidly building them a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. Having grown up in South Devon, an area rich in folk lore and legends, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history.
As well as touring all over the UK, the Carrivick Sisters have performed at major festivals in Canada and mainland Europe. They have released five studio albums (“My Own Two Feet” – 2006, “Better Than 6 Cakes” – 2007, “Jupiter’s Corner” – 2009, “From the Fields” – 2011, and “Over the Edge” – 2013) to much critical acclaim and airplay worldwide. Their 6th album, “10 Years Live” was recorded live at The Convent in Stroud and is a 10 year retrospective and celebration, with half of the album being old favourites chosen by fans and the other half previously unrecorded material.
The Carrivick Sisters first started performing as a duo in 2006, originally as buskers before starting to play more and more proper gigs, turning professional when they left school in 2007. In 2007 they won the South West Busker’s and Street Entertainer’s Competition, gaining themselves their first spot at Glastonbury Festival. In 2008 Laura achieved 2nd place at the RockyGrass Fiddle Contest in America. The Carrivick Sisters were finalists in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2010 and were named Band/Duo of the Year in the 2011 FATEA Awards. Most recently Charlotte won first place in both Old-time banjo and fiddle at FOAOTMAD’s festival in Gainsborough 2012.
With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching ‘Country Blues’ like you never heard… It’s up, it’s down, it’s soft and loud, it’s dark and lonesome too, there’s hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there’s love in what they do! There’s a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon’s blues … Simply put, it’s exactly what it says on the tin.
Their new album ‘Cosmic Country Blue’ produced by Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers) is out now Aveline Records.
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band build on what The White Stripes began in finding the perfect fusion of original blues and indie folk … What Nirvana did to punk rock, I sincerely believe The Goat Roper Rodeo Band can do to indie folk….. – The Indie Folk Music Review (USA)
Where the Goat Roper Rodeo Band score big is their innate ability to hone an identifiable sound and feel that is immediately recognisable as their own … “Cosmic Country Blue” a shot in the arm for the Americana genre as a whole… – Fatea (UK)
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are neither imitating or interpreting, they are pure inspiration, writing their own material, songs which are worthy of being covered by any of the great names in cosmic American music past or present …. – Penny Black Music (UK)
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band sound as though they’ve been pickled in moonshine for generations, the harmonies flow easily, the songs sound like standards and as authentic as a sweat stained, sun bleached John Deere hat … A band that look and sound the part … – Americana-UK (UK)