Two Corbies features Colin Sillence (vocals, guitar and bodhran) and Heather Bristow (vocals, fiddle). Their repertoire is a mix of originals by Colin and Heather (she was a double finalist in the 2010 BRIT-affiliated UK Songwriting Contest), modern and traditional folk, blues and a touch of bluegrass.
Colin is from Stroud; Heather from Tetbury. (Colin is originally from Portsmouth and Heather from North Carolina, USA.)
Two Corbies have appeared at a variety of venues including Folk at the Oak (Corsham), The New Brewery Arts (Cirencester), Didmarton Bluegrass Festival (Kemble), Brownshill Festival (Stroud), SOLAM Festival, The Quarry Gig (Avening) and The Prom (Bristol) among others. They have performed live on Glastonbury Fm.
Colin features on two tracks of Heather’s critically acclaimed cd, Hope on the Vine, (Heifer Records, 2009). Heather has performed at bluegrass festivals such as Didmarton, Orwell and Malvern in a variety of line-ups, and folk festivals such as Priddy and Folk on the Water (Saul); last year she performed at several bluegrass festivals with the New Essex Bluegrass Band. She also occasionally performs (fiddle, vocals) with The Hog Ranch, a Bristol-based bluegrass band and with Hog Ranch banjo player Sean Hogan as a duo; she is currently working on her second solo cd, which will include Colin. For reviews and more information please see www.myspace.com/heatherbristow
Colin’s debut cd of original songs and instrumentals, Wire and Wood, was released last year by his own recording studio, Heronshaw Music, based in Rodborough. In addition to performing with Two Corbies, he has also performed in a variety of line-ups and runs his own instrument repair/set up & recording/sound engineering business.
Two Corbies take their name from the traditional songs Twa Corbies and Three Ravens.