The Staves

Capable of plunging an audience into awed silence.

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Instrument - Electric Guitars

The musical evolution of The Staves — Emily, Jessica and Camilla — has been a slow, steady process; an adventure that began in the stew of family car journeys, sing-alongs and squabbles over the stereo, and immersed in the music of artists like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Crosby, Stills and Nash, 60s pop, Feist, and Fleet Foxes.

Theirs is songwriting as striking as it is exquisite, a melding of still, bright English folk and sublime West Coast pop that, performed live, is capable of plunging an audience into awed silence. It is singing so alluring that the Staves were asked to provide backing vocals for recent albums by both Tom Jones (alongside Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings) and Fionn Regan, and to tour with Bon Iver, The Civil Wars, Ben Howard and Willy Mason.


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Photo: Rebecca Miller