Dawn Chorus came together in the summer of 2014, when Stam and Ben chanced on each other in a village cafe not far from Grasse in France. Ornella, known as Nelly, completed the trio with her delightful, emotive voice.
Folk as we know it is rare in the south-east of France, but, after the rather mixed first gig in Sophia Antipolis, they recorded some songs to cement their style and were accepted to play on the Danny Kyle Open Stage in the Glasgow concert hall in January 2015.
The trio then performed for the Umefolk Festival in Sweden, the Green Note in London, Orpington in Kent then in Nice and Cannes.
In 2017 Nelly left the band.
In her place Stam and Ben were pleased to welcome Zoe Wren [who is also forging her own path in folk music].
Following that, the ‘new’ Dawn Chorus was warmly welcomed at home in France in November 2017 by the local village in Vianges.
Invigourated by Zoe’s freshness, the new Dawn Chorus was back in Glasgow during January 2018, eager to share the new found inspiration and harmony that so naturally flows as the three take to their instruments!
A larger audience and a full Ibis Styles Glasgow revelled in the Burns Night celebrations. They asked for more! Wonderful people, poets and participants – giving lovely comments you can read in the ‘upcoming’ pages!
Their first gig in central London!
Seating is limited – though bring your friends!
Tickets on the door : £10 : cash only