Ferris & Sylvester
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Ferris & Sylvester are a London based duo made up of Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester. Their clever combination of Archie’s blues influence and Issy’s soft folk tone has created a distinctive genre of their own. In February 2018 the duo released the ‘Made In Streatham EP’, reaching No.1 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart. ‘Dreamy, deceptively lovely folk-pop that tickles the ear and softens you up for the thornier sentiments contained therein. Pretty as a California sunset. Gorgeously dusky singing voice and immaculate harmonies.’ – Rolling Stone Magazine
Ferris & Sylvester
‘Here’s the thing: They played to nine people and a dog with charm and gusto, as if they were playing to thousands, like it was the most important gig they had done. That’s how you know they're in it for the right reasons — they love making music, they have something to say, and they want you to hear it.’
They are songwriters - their hearts and souls put to rhythm. With clear references in their catchy folk setup to the mid-60s sounds of Greenwich Village combined with their meatier blues tones, Ferris & Sylvester sit somewhere between Jack White & First Aid Kit. Their clever combination of Sylvester’s blues influence & Ferris’ soul tone has created a distinctive genre of their own.
The London-based pair met just over two years ago and have since won over the capital with their ever-growing live presence and songwriting. In 2016, Ferris & Sylvester’s thoughtfully crafted writing caught the ear of legendary producer Youth (Paul McCartney/The Verve/ Crowded House). The pair recorded with Youth in his Space Mountain Studios, Spain.
Earlier this year, F&S released their highly anticipated second EP 'Made In Streatham' which the duo self-produced in their South London flat. Released through their own label 'Archtop Records', the EP has clocked up over 2 million Spotify streams, rose to No.1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart and received widespread praise across the board.
Currently recording their next project and soaring through a summer packed with live dates, there is plenty more to come from Ferris & Sylvester.
The future is bright.
'A masterpiece of Brit Folk that should already have made them household names.' - Mojo Magazine
‘A rich and fully realised sound that leaves one pining for a full-length.’ – Rolling Stone Magazine
‘Alt Simon & Garfunkel: dreamy pop with spiky sentiments’ - The Guardian
‘Harmonies & grounded tones that seem like they were born together.’ - BBC Introducing
‘Something very special indeed.’ - Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland
‘On the brink of striking gold.’ - Acoustic Magazine
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