Evening Chorus began as two lifelong friends, a chance meeting and a university course mate. They were brought together by a love of tea, biscuits and folk music and decided to combine their own experience and influence to create something new. A year and a half later, after extensive touring of South Wales and the South of England, and a finalist position in the Greenman Festival’s Green Poll, their powerful vocal harmonies and inventive use of the instrumentation has granted them a solid reputation as one of Wales’ finest Folk groups.
The trio that is Barefoot Dance of the Sea is made up of Rebecca Wood, Beth Gibson & Sophie Cochrane, the former two from of the Hot Puppies fame and all three from the ensemble supporting Spencer McGarry Season on his Episode 2 album. Their gorgeous three-part harmonies, country laments and sea shanties are encompassed by minimal (bordering on skeletal) instrumentation. Their delicate guitar and percussion embellish songs of gentle melancholia and light-footed charm.