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I\'m an ark


new EP to be released in April 2013 with some shows around the country; pear proudly presents her latest offering.  I\'m an ark is a poetic celebration of self as an ark and what you can find when you arrive.  The EP will be available through the merchandise button to your left lovely people, that is, if you miss the show ;)


markets! how exciting!


come along to the pedalling peddlers backyard/laneway market on february 24th between 10am-2pm to see pear as well as a few other lovely acts; see www.facebook.com/thepedallingpeddlers for more info :)


aaaaaaaand she\'s back!


hello hello dear lovers of pear music.  After a wonderful few months head down hard at work on the upcoming pear release \\\'I\\\'m an ark\\\' due march/april 2013 pear returns to the stage this sunday at the fox in collingwood to support Alexis Nicole.  Tour dates to be released soon for 2013, so excited for it all, see you there!

 

x

pear


Live on Timber and Steel!


the lovely folk at Timber and Steel have launched exclusively the new filmclip for Castle - get amongst at http://timberandsteel.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/timber-and-steel-exclusive-pear-and-the-awkward-orchestra-video-debut-castle/

we couldn't be happier :)

 


Castle tour and filmclip launch!


Welcome to 2012!

freshly returned from solo performances in Canada and USA, pear has put together a brand new awkward orchestra and they're all packing their bags for an East Coast tour this february celebrating the release of track Castle from debut album Smocks! as a single with its very own oh-so-cute film clip.

check the clip out here: www.youtube.com/pearandtheawkwardO from midnight, Friday 20th January 2012.

tour dates are listed at the right, check the folk-popsters out at a show near you!  12th feb heralds an exciting afternoon out for pear fans, with pear and tofu burgers, baked goodies and vintage clothes available for your purchasing pleasure at a once-off performance at It's Vintage Darling, Annerley, supported by Captain Dreamboat and Matt Witney, come join the fun!

 

here's what Time-off said about the album: "It belongs on the ever-expanding list of local releases that are hard to pigeonhole and even harder to ignore"

 

and RAVE: "deliciiously sweet symphony... if you don't know this talented bunch, it may well be time to get aquainted" (Indie Release of the Week)

 

so come along, bring your friends, let's celebrate!


Put On Your Smocks!


following the glorious band shows on the Smocks! album launch tour, pear is hitting the road again, and how, with the Put On Your Smocks! tour August/September, first dates covering Newcastle, Dorrigo and Byron Bay, with Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, Katoomba, Brisbane and Gold Coast dates announced!  come and make friends with the solitary pear and find out why she's off on her own - celebrating an honest, clean sound and delivery and clear path to the songs themselves.

 

in other news Smocks! was RAVE Indie release of the week  - find out why here: http://www.ravemagazine.com.au/content/view/28165/181/


GIGS

29/03/2014 9am


pear and the awkward orchestra (full band!) at CERES market 9am-12 noon :)


19/04/2014 11:30am


pear playing three solo sets at Milano\'s stage, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane :)


20/04/2014 4pm


pear at the Brisbane Powerhouse LiveSpark :)


22/02/2014 8pm


at the Reverence Hotel, 28 Napier St Footscray, supporting StormChasers and Gogarty :)


12/01/2014 2:55pm


Midsumma Festival Carnival Mainstage - check out www.midsumma.org.au for more information :)


27/01/2014 6:40pm


Midsumma One-Day Fest!


14/09/2013


pear and the awkward orchestra supporting Anna Smyrk and the Appetites at the Grace Darling


03/08/2013 9:30pm


pear and the awkward orchestra at the Penny Black supporting Alexis Nicole and the Missing Pieces


19/05/2013 5pm


pear and the awkward orchestra play the fox hotel for \\\'beer with women\\\', a celebration of women in music


28/04/2013 4:30pm


pear duo at the Powerhouse, Brisbane LIVE SPARK :)


21/04/13 11am-4pm CANCELLED


Pear duo at the Suitcase Rummage Markets, Thornbury Theatre Melbourne. 

**UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO PROGRAMMING ISSUES, SORRY EVERYONE! Melbourne EP launch now 19th May (above)


13/04/2013 8:30pm


pear solo launching EP \'I\'m an ark\'

Upfront Club, Maleny, QLD, doors at 6pm, supported by Miss Elm at 7:30pm.


24/02/13 10am


pear will play at the pedalling peddlers backyard/laneway market february 24th between 10am-2pm.  Come one and all to join the music and garage sale-y fun :)  see facebook.com/thepedallingpeddlers for more info!


9/12/2012 5PM


pear solo at the Fox, Collingwood, Melbourne at 5pm supporting Alexis Nicole.  this gig marks the return to shows for the reclusive pear who has been hard at work writing for the next release (due march/april 2013!)


8/7/2012 6:30pm


pear solo at the Elwood Lounge, Melbourne, 6:30-8:30pm


1/7/2012 3:30pm


Live Spark at the Brisbane Powerhouse supporting the wonderful Timothy Carrol, free show at the Turbine platform and last show in Brisbane for a few months!


17/06/2012 4pm


Wesley Anne pear solo performance at Songwriters in The Round, 4pm

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/404795436239770/?context=create


20/06/2012 9:30am


pear solo at CERES community cityfarm in Brunswick, Melbourne


9/06/2012 11:30am-2pm


free show in the Queen st Mall, three sets at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm :)


29/06/2012 6pm


fourth day of The Residents; every friday in June at the Brisbane Powerhouse.  6-7pm and 100% free on the Turbine Platform!



PAST GIGS

31/05/2011 8PM

pear solo at Rice Queen, Fitzroy, Melbourne

 

 

08/03/2012 8pm

Castle tour #13

 

pear solo at Elwood Lounge, Melbourne.

18/09/2011 5PM

Put On Your Smocks! #10, an afternoon special solo show at the newly opened Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane.

10/09/2011 7PM

Put On Your Smocks! #9 Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW

09/09/2011 7PM

Put On Your Smocks! #8 Yours & Owls, Wollongong

08/09/2011 12PM

Put On Your Smocks! #7 Newcastle University Cultural Awakenings festival

01/09/2011 7PM

Put On Your Smocks! #6 Camelot, Sydney, supporting the inestimable Mal Webb

 

Camelot Lounge: 103 Railway Pde, Marrickville, Sydney.

26/08/2011 8PM

Put On Your Smocks! #5 supporting Kira Piru and The Bruise (Newcastle) Saturation tour at the Joynt, Brisbane.

20/08/2011 7PM

Put On Your Smocks! #4 Treehouse in Belongil.

19/08/2011 6:30PM

Put On Your Smocks! #3 Thirty Three on Hickory, Dorrigo.

18/08/2011 7PM

Put On Your Smocks! #2 Before It Began, Darby Street (behind Darby Raj) Newcastle

18/08/2011 12PM

Put On Your Smocks! #1 at Derkenne Courtyard, Newcastle University. 

04/08/2011 8:30PM

The Beetle Bar, Roma St, Brisbane

supporting Jordie Lane's 'Blood Thinner' tour

13/08/2011 7PM

upfront club, maleny

pear duo supported by Hannah Macklin

24/07/2011 5PM

SMOCKS! DEBUT ALBUM LAUNCH!

it's finally here!  at a wonderful location in Bardon,
address on ticket purchase; $12 + booking fee from www.oztix.com.au

supported by Mckisko and Skritch (Mary Trembles)

10/07/2011 8PM

Melbourne launch for our debut album Smocks! at the Wesley Anne,
Northcote, supported by Killbot Kindergarten and Yeo, $12 on the door

09/07/2011 8PM

Sydney launch for Smocks, our debut album, at 505 in Surry Hills,
supported by Skritch (Mary Trembles), $20/$15 on the door

03/07/2011 1:20PM

solo at the Finders Keepers Market, The Old Museum, Brisbane. 
1:20-2:05pm performance see you there!

01/07/2011 9PM

pear solo at the lass o gowrie, newcastle, supporting The Tooksie Collective and Electric Love Affair ( feat. Daniel March)

free entry

21/06/2011 1PM

Fete de la Musique performance solo at QPAC Melbourne St Stage - free!

12/06/2011 12:25PM

Queensland's Big Day Out, Southbank Cultural Forecourt, free.

11/06/2011 10:10PM

Showcase at UNCONVENTION Brisbane - at the Boundary Hotel West End

13/05/2011 8PM

supporting the amazing Hannah Macklin and the Maxwells REAL WORLD debut album launch at the Old Museum, Bowen Hills. $15 entry, also featuring Scott Spark

07/05/2011 4PM

The EDGE re-launching, featuring a whole stack of awesome local bands from 1pm to 9pm.  The EDGE is the State Library digital lab, next to the State Library, Southbank.

12/03/2011 6:30PM

Blackstar Coffee Flood Fundraiser, Thomas St West End

19/06/2011 3PM

Live Spark at the Brisbane Powerhouse supporting Texas Tea, double film clip launch - for Oh Katrina and for Bigger than you!

06/04/2011 8PM

Flying Solo at The Joynt, South Brisbane

19/02/2011 8PM

Revolt, Melbourne, supporting Tin Can Radio and Georgia Potter

27/02/2011 4PM

single launch for 'oh katrina' at The Joynt, Brisbane, supported by Katie Wighton.  $8 entry with a free single!

20/02/2011 8PM

'Katrina' single launch at the Red Rattler, Sydney, supported by Brian Campeau

18/02/2011 8PM

'Katrina' single launch at the Wesley Anne, Melbourne, supported by the Tiger and Me

15/01/2011 8PM

solo at the Old Museum, Brisbane, supporting Steve Poltz

13/01/2011 8PM

solo at The Loft, Gold Coast, supporting Steve Poltz (USA)

28/11/2010 4:30PM

Live Spark, Brisbane Powerhouse; supported by Inland Sea

04/12/2010 8PM

Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

supporting Jeff Martin and Terepai Richmond on their "Worlds Apart" Australian Tour

tickets $37/40 www.heritagehotel.com.au

05/12/2010 8PM

Hotel Gearin, Katoomba NSW

supporting Jeff Martin and Terepai Richmond on their "Worlds Apart" Australian Tour

Tickets $37/40 www.hotelgearin.com

07/12/2010 7pm

TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Victor Peralta 'exhibition of the feminine' opening night, all profits to White Ribbon Foundation

09/12/2010 8PM

Old Museum mini-festival spectacular

 

featuring: pear and the awkward orchestra

McKisko

Yeo (Melbourne)

Spookyland (Sydney)

markets/cupcakes/circus - $12/9

10/12/2010 8pm

Hi-Fi Bar, Brisbane

supporting Jeff Martin and Terepai Richmond on their "Worlds Apart" Australian Tour

17/12/2010 8PM

at the Grace Darling in Melbourne with Yeo (Melbourne) and Spookyland (Sydney)

 

29/12/2010 4:30PM

Peats Ridge Festival, Glenworth Valley NSW

 

12/01/2011 8PM

Flying Solo at the Joynt, South Brisbane featuring pear and the awkward orchestra (duo) 8pm, Katie Wighton 9pm and Captain Dreamboat 7pm

 

06/11/2010 10PM

at the Joynt, South Brisbane

10 pm performance supporting Kira Piru and the Bruise

23/10/2010 8pm

The Joynt South Brisbane

Final Flash (Montreal, Canada) and Inland Sea (Brisbane) supporting!

08/10/2010 7PM

apologies to all; cancelled due to illness

Boho Ball

Coorabell Hall, Northern Rivers

 

tickets see www.webtickets.com.au

or local outlet: Barebones Art Space

07/10/2010 7PM

Boho Ball

A&I Hall, Bangalow

 

tickets see www.webtickets.com.au

25/09/2010 4:30 PM

Brisbane Backyards by Brisbane Festival, pear duo play at a venue TBC, tickets through Brisbane Festival

14/09/2010 12 noon

lunchtime concert King George Square Brisbane, full band for Brisbane Festival

22/08/2010 7PM

Sunset Sessions at the fringe bar, Paddington, Sydney

21/08/2010 8PM

The Elwood Lounge, Elwood, Melbourne

20/08/2010 8PM

no bands allowed

adrian slattery

yeo

pear

luke brennan

303 northcote melbourne $8

19/08/2010 8PM

doors at 8, pear at 8:30 at the wesley anne, northcote, melbourne

 

05/08/2010 7-9pm

31/07/2010 3PM doors we play 7:30pm

pear album fundraiser spectacular at the Joynt, South Brisbane, giant pear pinata ahoy!

 

pear and the awkward orchestra

Laneous and the Family Yah

The Rude

Kindling (members of Kooii)

Hannah Macklin

 

donation entry

26/06/2010 8:00PM

supporting the wonderful Dead Letter Chorus (SYD) and Two Hours Traffic (CAN) at the troubadour, 8pm doors, $15.

21/06/2010 5:00 PM

live in King George Square Brisbane CBD as part of Fete de la Musique

22/05/2010 8:00 PM

Jive, Adelaide, SA

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

21/05/2010 8:00 PM

Jive, Adelaide, SA

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

19/05/2010 8:00 PM

Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

18/05/2010 8:00 PM

Tonic Bar, Launceston, TAS

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

16/05/2010 8:00PM

Ruby's Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

15/05/2010 8:00 PM

Pelly Bar, Frankston, VIC

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

14/05/2010 8:00 PM

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne. VIC

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

12/05/2010 8:00 PM

Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

11/05/2010 8:00 PM

Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

09/05/2010 8:00 PM

The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

08/05/2010 8:00 PM

The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

07/05/2010 8:00 PM

The Basement, SYD

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

05/05/2010 7:00 PM

artichoke cafe, Manly, NSW

 

solo sideshow

04/05/2010 8:00 PM

Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

03/05/2010 8:00 PM

Lizottes, Kincumber NSW

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

01/05/2010 8:00 PM

Diggers, Coogee, SYDNEY

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

30/04/2010 8:00 PM

Fisho's, Manly, SYDNEY

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

29/04/2010 8:00 PM

Brass Monkey, Cronulla, SYDNEY

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

28/04/2010 8:00 PM

Brass Monkey, Cronulla, SYDNEY

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

25/04/2010 8:00 PM

Hi-Fi Bar Brisbane

 

supporting Jeff Martin (CAN) on his "the Ground Cries Out" Australian tour

11/23/2007 02:00 PM

Festival Esk

11/22/2007 10:00 PM

Ric's Bar

 

supporting the Golden Circles

09/25/2007 09:00 PM

Ric's Bar

09/14/2007 08:00 PM

the retreat, melbourne

playing with rosie burgess and austin

09/12/2007 08:00 PM

clifton hill hotel

acoustic night AND my first melbourne gig!

09/01/2007 10:00 PM

APEC summit fundraiser party $4 entry i play at ten pm. young pierrot also performing on the night

07/25/2007 09:00 PM

Ric's Bar


supporting tara simmons, limited edition handmade covers of EP Russian Doll

14/01/2010 8:00 PM

Soak up some sweet and juicy folk-pop from Brisbane's Pear and the Awkward Orchestra; darlings of triple J and renowned along Australia's East Coast - find out why when these quirky nu-folksters hit the Raval room (upstairs at the macquaire hotel) January 14th on their lets hide tour; supported by Sydney's own left-fielder Brian Campeau and a new addition to Sydney, the melodramatic pop of The Understudy.

Praise for pear and the awkward orchestra –

"Roots artist we LOVE" – Sarah Howells, triple j

"music as emotionally evocative as it is strange" – David Allen, ArtsHUb

“Layering gorgeous pop melodies throughout a composition of light jazz and acoustic folk, pear exhibits her amazing talent against a stripped-back swell of sound into which you will be well and truly entranced.” – Scott Mehaffey, four thousand

 

19/06/2009 8:00 PM

the sweet juicy melt-in-your-mouth antics of the whimsical folksters pear and the awkward orchestra will be hitting the empress june 19th on an aptly named :winter: tour with support from yeo and mojo juju; a very special jampacked solo blitz; three heartbreakingly gorgeous singer/songwriters in intimate sans-band performances for one night only.  wear your toe-socks, order tea or a hot toddy; come prepared to be lulled, serenaded and taken unawares by three of Australia's best up-and-comers.

 pear and the awkward orchestra:

"poetic, original songs...extraordinarily brave vocal style" - Lonnie
Martin, Folk Rag
"Roots Artist we LOVE" - -Sarah Howells, Triple J
yeo:
"One part Prince, one part Phoenix, and one part My Disco" - Scott Mehaffey FasterLouder.com; "catchy, cheeky good fun" - Nick Christie
thecoolhunter.com
mojo juju:
"Eccentric, dirty, strange, sensual and rollickingly robust, their music takes audiences through places where the wild things grow..." -
Drum Media

28/06/2009 7:00 PM

The Troubadour

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland -
Last date of June tour

06/06/2009 8:00 PM

Green Fest

Brisbane, Queensland

10/05/2009 5:00 PM

The Joynt

West End, Brisbane, Queensland -
So this is like my private more intimate birthday gig, come one come all for we are sunday afternoon also carnivale afterparty; also featuring Barons of Tang!!

09/05/2009 5:00 PM

West End, Brisbane, Queensland -
West End Carnivale and my birthday! joy!

02/06/2009 6:00 PM

The Valley Mall


Cost: Free 
Description: Come one come all or just walk past and soak it in; we'll be doing three halfies from 6 to 9pm :)

01/22/2009 8:00 PM

Josh Levi Galleries

Woollengabba, Brisbane, QLD
Cost: N/A
Description: Part of an exhibition entitled 'January'

11/09/2008 8:00 PM

The Troubadour
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD
Cost: N/A&
Description: with Rosie Burgess