Harpers Ferry is a Gloucestershire-based five-piece folk rock band, comprising of Ben Harvey on guitar, Christopher Rayner on guitar, Pia Varma on vocals, Simon Frankton on bass and Oliver Court on drums. The band has already played a slew of festivals including the main stages of the Pheonix Festival and Wychwood, the Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival and the Moseley Folk Festival, and venues such as the Frog and Fiddle, Kitchen Garden Cafe and Cafe Rene. The band has also recently joined forces with a management team at Tribe Festivals, lead by Nick Turvey and Sam Schrouder, and are all set to play a number of exciting festivals this year, including the Arlesford Festival, Lakefest, Bunkfest, Weyfest, the Pheonix Festival again and the Spektakle Landshut in Germany.
Harpers Ferry worked with the Record Label studios in London () to record their debut EP, 'Lightbulb Moments.' Their first single, 'What To Believe', has already garnered rave reviews from the likes of Claire Carter and Johnny Coppin at BBC Gloucestershire, the National Country Review and For The Country Record. It has also been played on Amazing Radio's The Front Porch with Baylen Leonard and Under The Radar with David Durant. The band has also been showcased in the Gloucestershire Echo Weekend Edition, Behind the Scenes Gloucestershire, Soglos Magazine and the Birmingham Daily Mail.
The band’s sound is a mix of folk, rock, country, Americana and blues. While they take much of their inspiration from the ‘singer- songwriter’ period of the late 60s/ early 70s, the lyrical content of their songs is contemporary, heartfelt and engaging. ‘What to Believe’ carriers a poignant message about information overload. The musical arrangements which accompany the lyrics are intricate and thoughtful with a keen attention to detail.