Ivor & Kevan Bundell ~ Contemporary and original folk ~ and further . . .
About us and our music.
We grew up and we live in the county of Hampshire, not far from the ancient city of Winchester, and there is a strong local and historical theme to many of our songs, which range from the serious to the (hopefully) amusing. Our sound is mainly acoustic – though electric lead guitar and drums are not unheard of – and our music can reasonably be described as contemporary, English and original folk and folk-rock – our own compositions mostly, some more contemporary and some more traditional in style. On the other hand, if you prefer, it might also be described as “English Roots”.
Our first album, ‘Secret Lives’, we made in 2001; our second, ‘Stood on the Shore’ in 2006, and our third, ‘Far as far’ in 2010 – you can listen to tracks from all three albums via our web site – www.bundellbros.co.uk
We have played in folk clubs and at festivals, although we most often play at concerts arranged by ourselves or by our friends, often in aid of charity. (Please contact us if you would like us to perform in aid of your favourite charity).
We have been playing together, and with others, for many years, including with Paul Gateshill, who also assisted us on all of our albums. The three of us, plus other friends, previously made an album back in 1975, called ‘Presence’, which, unfortunately, is no longer available. However, Paul has also brought out a fine CD (on which we assisted) called ‘Years in the making’. (Contact us to order a copy). For a detailed “Musical Genealogy“ showing where we’ve come from, who we’ve played with on the way, and what they and we have produced in the way of tapes, LPs and CDs over the years, take a look at our web site.
Our influences include: the Incredible String Band, Robin Williamson as a solo performer, hymns ancient and modern, English literature, and time spent living, working and playing abroad, plus the fact that we are English. We are still exploring where all these influences might take us. We hope you will want to hear and will enjoy where we’ve got to so far.
Ivor & Kevan www.bundellbros.co.uk