Bella and the Bear are to play Inverness in November.

They describe themselves as having a “traditional acoustic sound restored with rhythmic and percussive guitar playing, blending two-part harmony and an inherent flare for story-telling”. Robert Blair of Tenement TV expanded on this by saying that they have “a sense of childlike wonder that is juxtaposed by their grasp of the many cruelties that are inflicted upon us within our every-day lives.”

Winners of the “Best Newcomers” title at both the SAMAs 2015 and the Calmac Culture awards, the Ayr based duo of Lauren Gilmour and Stuart Ramage have been winning fans in the know, including Jim Gellatly

Managed by Louie , of Hector Bizerk,  and forming last year they have played festivals including Doune the Rabbit Hole, The Wickerman and their festival debut at HebCelt. Their second EP, ‘A Girl Called Bella’, was released at The Centre for Contemporary Arts in October.

A busy November beckons with a trip to Belfast, seven Scottish dates and two “secret” gigs.

Bella and the Bear will be supported by Ben Hesling and Emily Mackinnon on the 22nd of November at the Market Bar.

Check out Bella and the Bear’s website.