ENGLAND | 2022 PARTICIPANT
Good Habits are an award-winning alt-folk duo forged on the other side of the globe.
Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix vivid storytelling with eclectic sounds, drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving them into an action-packed narrative of folky goodness.
After a pandemic spent happily stranded in New Zealand, they’ve returned to the UK to spread their joyous music throughout Europe.
Upon returning to the UK at the end of 2021 as Purbeck Rising winners, they released their 2nd album ‘Antipody’ and embarked on a homecoming tour, starting off with a performance at Manchester Folk Festival which resulted in further bookings at Bristol Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House and Kendal Calling. They can now be found touring relentlessly around the UK in their red van, ‘Laurie Vanderson’, after a full summer of festivals including Shrewsbury Folk Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival.
“This duo has an infectious energy and joy that’s impossible to resist” – Folk Radio UK