Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Wymondham and Norwich-based folk band Brother Pit have announced dates for two gigs at the Green Dragon pub in Wymondham. On Thursday March 14th the acoustic 7-piece group will deliver two sets of ‘Americana from the East’, mixing traditional songs with their own compositions. And on Friday May 24th Brother Pit will open the first of the Green Dragon’s two beer-festivals for 2013.

Admission for the March gig is free, but optional donations for Star Throwers will be gratefully received on the night, continuing the band’s series of annual performances in support of local cancer charities. Guitarist and song-writer Simon Bowles, who grew up in Wymondham, said:

‘In recent years we have staged our charity concerts at the Puppet Theatre in Norwich, but it will be great to ‘bring it all home’ to Wymondham this year for Star Throwers!’

For more information about the two gigs visit Brother Pit’s Facebook page.

The full Brother Pit line up is:
Simon Bowles: Guitar, vocals, song-writing
Theresa Bowles: Vocals
Rick Lee: Mandolin, vocals, harmonica
Pete Lee: Guitar, vocals
Michael Arnander: Guitar, vocals
Jez Johns: Banjo
Matt Wood: Accordion, percussion.

Brother Pit plays smaller venues, pubs and private parties in and around Norwich, with an up-beat and eclectic mix of traditional American, Irish and South-American songs, more recent folk/rock classics and original songs in a similar vein, mostly written by founder member Simon Bowles. Brother Pit played in Wymondham Market Place last summer as part of Wymondham Music Festival.

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