Hunter & The Bear may have been compared to every current folk-rock band there is going, but critics have always made it clear that the quartet have that little something extra special that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Inspired by artists such as The Band, Dire Straits and Bruce Springsteen, Will Irvine and Jimmy Hunter started to write and perform as a duo with Jimmy playing lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, whilst beside him Will on the rhythm guitar and singing lead vocals. Having started the band in Newcastle where they were studying at University they moved to London in 2012 to bring their own brand of power folk to the huddled masses. Gareth Thompson, drums and Chris Clark, bass, completed the line up in 2014 to bring you a live setup you donâ€™t want to miss.
Hotly tipped by BBC Radio 2 and Music Week as â€˜One to Watchâ€™, Hunter & The Bear are hitting the road this summer armed with aptly titled upcoming EP, â€˜Before I Come Homeâ€™. The summer of 2014 is set to see Hunter & The Bear capitalize on their already impressive live reputation.