Good Habits

One of the most exciting new folk duos to come out of the UK in recent years, Good Habits’ award winning, genre-fusing sound has received international critical acclaim in the short 3 years they have been performing. Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix virtuosic musicianship and vocal harmony with vivid storytelling, 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 on tour, they arrived back in the UK in 2022 to spread their joyous music throughout Europe.

Since returning home, they have toured relentlessly around the UK and Europe performing at festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Shrewsbury Folk Festival whilst developing a loyal fanbase.

Having been written after experiencing her first earthquake, this song is a new song of Bonnie's about experiences that ‘shake’ you in more ways than one. Sitting in a space fusing the trad tune ‘Tie the Ribbons’ over a smooth rhythmic groove, the duo enjoys this new, powerful number.

The duo have spent the last year working hard on new material, collaborating and exploring their love of world-folk music. Pete has been diving into klezmer music, whilst Bonnie has been exploring the world of folk-cello, learning directly from her idol and mentor Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and investigating alternative cello tunings. With a wealth of ideas raring to go, they are excited to share this in gigs across the country with the support of Help Musicians, PRS, The Alan Surtees Trust and The Bert Jansch Foundation.