Thu 01 Jan 1970
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leverets music is not arranged in the conventional sense and the trio rely on mutual trust and musical interaction to create new settings of their repertoire in the moment, with no two performances alike. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.
Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new. With their albums New Anything and In The Round and over a long string of sell-out gigs, the trio have built a strong reputation as consummate musicians and captivating performers. Their most recent album Inventions features entirely original material that brings Leverets trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing to bear on a set of new tunes composed by the trio, three of today’s finest tunesmiths in the folk field.
‘Even if you dont appreciate what traditional music is you can still be blown away by it’
VERITY SHARP (BBC RADIO 3 LATE JUNCTION)
‘The intimacy and the intensity of this in the round experience was unlike anything I had heard all year. In folk, its the sound of whats to come’
‘Music of a rich, sinewy immersion, guided by a mutual sense of exploration, space and a very English kind of swing. Its an intimate, contemporary reinvention of the source material’
‘This glimmering set of instrumentals cuts unfailingly elegant lines’
THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Sublime, exquisite music don’t miss them’