Al Bairre (pronounced Al-Bear) are Nic Preen (vocals and guitar), Kyle Davies (guitar), Twins Julia and Tessa Johnson (violin, cello, keys, vocals) and Tom Kotze (drummer). From Cape Town, they combine cello, violin, guitars, and keys with ukulele and drums, and count Arcade Fire, The Cure, Vampire Weekend, Dexys Midnight Runners and Fleetwood Mac in their influences. They will bring their Afro beat guitar driven pop to the UK for the first time in May.
Al Bairre recently released their latest single and video for Bungalow in South Africa, and they have announced they will make their UK live debut in London and at The Great Escape in Brighton. They plan to release their debut album in the UK in February 2016.
UK TOUR DATES
11th – The Half Moon, Putney
12th – The Barfly, Camden
16th – The Great Escape, Komedia Studio Bar (Afternoon Set)
16th – The Great Escape, The Prince Albert (Evening Set)
20th – The Bedroom Bar, Shoreditch