The Vera van Heeringen Trio

‘Intimate, under-stated, stripped back and potent’

It is impossible to praise this band too highly: Vera’s songs are stunningly well crafted in a laid-back Americana style, strongly reminiscent of the great Gillian Welch; their vocal harmonies meld gorgeously into a single voice; and their instrument playing is as smooth as silk. When Vera says on her website that her performances are intimate, under-stated, stripped back and potent, she is not exaggerating: she is a brilliant guitarist and singer, as is Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin, with Andy Seward, sublime on the double bass.