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Top acoustic act The Toy Hearts head to Bridport
THE Toy Hearts will perform at The Electric Palace, Bridport on Thursday as part of an extensive tour across the UK.
The band are one of the UK’s hottest acoustic acts right now. Their style of music neatly places them at the forefront of the resurgence of interest in folk and Americana music.
The culmination of their work so far is the national release of their third album Femme Fatale in September, which was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.
Fronted by sisters Hannah on mandolin and Sophia, guitar, accompanied by banjo/dobro, bass and fiddle, the band draws upon the genres of bluegrass, western swing and gypsy jazz for inspiration. By combining original songwriting, sweet sister harmonies, hard driving rhythms and energetic performances, The Toy Hearts have developed a truly unique sound that leaves their audiences breathless and ready for more.
Described as ‘one of my favourite bands’ by rockabilly revivalist Imelda May, The Toy Hearts continue to receive great coverage in the specialist press but have also had extensive features in the national press. 2011 saw The Toy Hearts perform at major UK festivals, Cornbury, Bestival, Shambala and Moseley Folk. They also recorded a live BBC session with Bob Harris.
It has been quoted that: “As well as producing quite possibly the finest and most authentic-sounding blend of Americana of any UK act, The Toy Hearts possess a trump card in the heart-melting voice of Hannah Johnson... With ‘Femme Fatale’ as a calling card, the UK Americana crown is The Toy Hearts' for the taking.”
Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door, available from Bridport TIC, 01308 424901, Bridport Music (01308) 425707, or at stompinstore.com The show starts at 8pm.