Presented by True Endeavors & Majestic Live Present. $20 ($18 adv.; ages 18+). Doors 8 pm
press release: 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 and vocals, Kev Jones; drums and vocals, and Joey Haynes; banjo and vocals) create music which -- whisper it -- dares to be both literate and profound. While, crucially, remaining universally accessible.
"'Where The Wild Things Are' appeals to us because it offers a dual perspective of seeing the world through both a kid's and an adult's eyes," explains Andrew (known, simply, as Davie). "A lot of our songs address the world in the same way. Bear's Den is our name for the island the kid escapes to."
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.