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Artist Information


Genres: Folk Rock, Indie, Alternative

City: Birmingham

Influences: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bert Jansch, Arthur Russell, Neutral Milk Hotel, Iron & Wine, Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters, Grizzly Bear, Midlake


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Boat to Row's sophomore album, ‘Rivers That Flow in Circles’ sees the band pushing their musical horizons further than ever before, drawing from a broad pallet of sounds and musicians to deliver a record worthy of exploration. Self-produced and recorded in a variety of rehearsal rooms, bedrooms and kitchens, the record delivers the band’s most ambitious songs to date, with the first two singles 'Spanish Moss' and 'On Your Own', already live favourites , showcasing the band’s growth with each song taking the band's sound into new, unexplored territories.


Alongside releasing their second album, 2019 is a landmark year for Boat to Row as they celebrate a decade of live performance across the UK. The last 10 years have seen the band perform on every type of stage possible, from town halls and festivals, to small clubs, house concerts and even a tree house. Having toured and appeared with the likes of Kate Rusby, Slow Club, Willy Mason, Ryley Walker, Johnny Flynn, as well as on stage at an array of festivals including the legendary Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man and Dot to Dot amongst many others, the band have earned an outstanding live reputations, winning a dedicated fanbase who have supported the release of two albums through crowd funding.


This year the band step back out, ready to deliver an enrapturing set, whatever the setting and the audience. Boat to Row are available for bookings throughout 2019, please get in touch for more information.

"It's great to hear they're back in style"

Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

"I love this band...glorious stuff"

Janice Long, BBC Wales

“A band to get your ears involved with”

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“My bit of treasure at Cambridge Folk Festival”

Sue Marchant, BBC Radio

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