“This trio of fantastic English musicians is so exuberant in their dance energy and understated in the beauty of their interwoven harmonies. Witnessing the subtlety of their musical interaction on stage was like a breath of fresh air. Highly recommended! ”
— Natalie Haas
“Three of England's finest traditional players weaving exquisite tapestries out of old and new tunes. Just sublime. I can't recommend seeing them live enough. ”
— Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3
“The intimacy and the intensity of this in the round experience was unlike anything I had heard all year. “In folk, it’s the sound of what’s to come”
— The Arts Desk
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and instead they rely on mutual trust, listening and responding. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.
Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, directs the National Youth Folk Ensemble and is known for his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, a three-time BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, is a compelling solo performer and currently works with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective summer school and is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014), Emma Reid, Fay Hield, Jon Boden and others.
Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new. With their albums New Anything and In The Round and over a long string of sell-out gigs, the trio have built a strong reputation as consummate musicians and captivating performers. Now they return with Inventions, a new album of original material that brings Leveret’s trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing to bear on a set of new tunes composed by the trio, three of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field.
“Classy players … their intuitive way with tunes is glorious”
“Leveret are a different proposition and a refreshing one at that - a band who really are doing what they want to do.”
— Louder Than War
“Music of a rich, sinewy immersion, guided by a mutual sense of exploration, space and a very English kind of swing. It’s an intimate, contemporary reinvention of the source material”
— The Guardian
“You won't find English folk music played better than this.”
“In The Round rewards attentive listening. Leveret discover intricacies of theme, rhythm and line and it is akin to hearing classical chamber music... this is an alluring album, one to return to again and again. ”
— Julian May, Songlines