Welcome to Bear’s Den. Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s classic ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, this London based trio (Andrew Davie; guitar & vocals, Kev Jones drums; vocals and Joey Haynes banjo; vocals) create music which -whisper it- dares to be both literate and profound. While, crucially, remaining universally accessible.
It’s tempting to see the trio’s quietly confident rise in fairytale terms, too. But Bear’s Den are built to last – touring duties to date have seen them play everywhere from the Scottish Highlands to touring the U.S with Mumford & Sons. It’s a far cry from Davie’s childhood in the West London suburbs (Chiswick, Acton, Uxbridge) when life as a musician seemed beyond the realms of probability. Schooled in the classics (Bob Dylan, The Kinks) by a music mad dad, his arrival at Music College only served to dampen his hopes.