Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 17 July 2022


Renowned for their ability to enthral audiences with their soaring vocals and stunning harmonies, we were delighted that The Staves could return from far flung adventures to their home county of Hertfordshire, and a Main Stage slot at Folk by the Oak!

Comprised of Emily (vocals, synths), Jessica (vocals, guitar, keyboards), and Camilla (vocals, guitar, ukulele) Staveley-Taylor, this indie folk trio combine exceptional song-writing skills, sublime vocal talents and entertaining sisterly banter to create a rare live performance that we had long wanted to share with our audience.

From the early days of open mic nights in Watford to the release of their first full-length album, Dead & Born & Grown in 2012, The Staves earned a reputation for emotive and captivating performances that secured invites to tour the world with the likes of Florence + The Machine, The Civil Wars, Ben Howard and Bon Iver.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed second album If I Was in 2015, America beckoned, and after relocating to Minneapolis in 2016 the band toured North America extensively, selling out venues across the continent. Their most recent release, The Way Is Read, is remarkable a collaborative album with New York City Chamber Ensemble.

We were thrilled that The Staves decided to return to Britain to work on their third studio album, allowing us the opportunity to share with you the magic of a live performance by this incredibly talented trio.

…the ace is their voices, which mesh together stunningly

- The Guardian -

The Staves, goddamn those lucky lot, are blessed with purely angelic vocals and when blended together, can create the most stunning of harmonies

- thankfolkforthat.com -

Great songs, fantastic sounds and mesmerising voices

- bittersweetsymphonies.co.uk -

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