Bear was formed the wrong way round. I stole a really great jazz trio from Sydney band Eclection, which featured Bob, Pete and Jared, for a studio album that I really wanted to record. We all clicked and we’ve never looked back since.
The band features some of Sydney’s finest musicians, including Jared (Prop and Coda), Pete (See Saw), Lara (Fourplay) and Bob (The Hollywood Horns).
We’ve been hitting the airwaves of late and getting airplay on AcousticA 2SER FM and have done a few interviews and played live on the ABC as well as a memorable 45 minute set of madness on 2DRY FM Broken Hill – no kidding about the name.
Our debut album ‘Saudade’ has been quite successful on community stations around the country thanks to a big AMRAP distribution early in 2003.
We are currently playing around Sydney and do shows with the whole band and others with a stripped back version (no, not in the nude, although that’s not out of the question...).
“Radio friendly charm... a captivating alternative to the weary sound of guitar driven pop... sure harmonies and chorus hooks strongly influenced by Jeff Buckley and Neil Finn... blend all the best of thoughtful, cultured pop.” – Michael Evans, Sydney Morning Herald