Boy & Bear came to Bluesfest first in 2015.
In only six years since winning Triple J’s Unearthed, the Sydney quintet has made serious inroads, touring the world over with their platinum-selling debut ‘Moonfire’, which won five ARIA awards including Album of the Year.
Confidently intertwining folk and pop, Boy & Bear received new fans after releasing their cover of Neil Finn’s ‘Fall at your Feet’ for the popular ‘He Will Have his Way’ compilation. The song was produced by ARIA winning Wayne Connolly, who then went on to produce the and sophomore album Harlequin Dream, which boasted a No. 1 debut in the ARIA charts, two songs in Triple J’s Hottest 100, and attracted AusMusic, Triple J & Rolling Stone award nominations. The hit single ‘Southern Sun’ was the number 1 added song on US radio in 2013.
Continually making international heads turn, USA Today named them as one of “five Australian acts you need to know”.