Theo Bard made a name for himself round these parts back in 2010 as the man behind the Woodburner sessions that began their run playing to crowds of no more than 50 at an old, abandoned pub in Hackney. In the five years since, Woodburner has flown its humble origins, with its weekly events at the gorgeous Dalston Eastern Curve Garden and one-off acoustic extravaganzas pulling in crowds of over 400 weekly, as well as featuring myriad like-minded musicians such as Johnny Flynn and Nick Mulvey on its line-ups.
His latest release, the You Give EP, is set to soar into the public domain next month, and Made In Shoreditch is happy to premiere the new video for Bard’s latest single from the record, ‘Evil Eyes’.
‘Evil Eyes’ is the stunning follow-up to the folk-singer’s last single ‘Never Alone’ which appeared last month. Tying together Bard’s vastly disparate influences of indie, reggae and traditional Celtish folk music, and the video sees the troubadour embark on a canal boat journey through the Hackney waterways.
With the keen eye of award winning documenter of the natural world, Tom Mustill, at the helm, the grasslands and marshlands of the River Lea provide a distinctive and atmospheric backdrop for Bard’s stirring verse on walking your own path irrespective of the struggle it brings.
Theo’s band comprises a mix of similarly impressive instrumentalists who’ve played alongside the like of Bjork, Kid Wave and Tinie Tempah. To celebrate the release of You Give, the band will be playing the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on October 15th.