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Sister Act Fires Up The Folk Scene (Created April 17, 2013)
Name something in music more trendy these days than folk bands and sibling acts. The Staves combine the best of both worlds, with Jessica Stavely-Taylor the middle child between sisters Emily and Camilla. Raised on a steady diet of 1970's folk luminaries, their acoustic ballads and delicate harmonies have become the stuff of legend, with the band graduating from open mic nights to one of the biggest names to come out of Waterford, England.
How did the Staves get to the point where everybody knows their name? It started with a steady diet of the Eagles, James Taylor and Crosby, Still, Nash & Young. But when their parents pushed them from the dinner table into a more public outlet for performing, they conquered the local pub scene in short order. What's more, the group had a name that stuck when a friend combined their last name of Staveley-Taylor and shortened it to The Staves. It was the spark, for lack of a better name, that had the band off and running.
An appearance on the Tom Jones album "Praise and Blame," and a UK tour with Mt. Desolation were just two of the projects these ladies dabbled in prior to the release of a pair of EPs. The first, "Live at Cecil Sharp House," was followed by "Mexico" (both 2011) before the band appeared on Fionn Regan's third studio album "100 Acres of Sycamore."
It didn't take long before this sister act also kicked open doors in the US. They supported the heavily talked-about group The Civil Wars on tour in January 2012. That gig opened doors to a spot at South by Southwest in March and the Austin to Boston tour the following month. The band then served as a supporting act for Bon Iver on their Norther American tour.
The Staves' debut album, "Dead & Born & Grown" bowed in November 2012.
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The Staves Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 04/27/2015 Paris Point Ephemere 04/18/2015 Hamburg HH Mojo Club 04/17/2015 Copenhagen 147 Vega (with Neutral Milk Hotel) 04/14/2015 Oslo 03 Parkteateret 04/10/2015 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 02/17/2015 Cambridge ?? The Junction 02/16/2015 Cardiff Cardiff Glee Club 02/14/2015 Exeter Dev Exeter Phoenix 02/13/2015 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 02/12/2015 London Lnd Hackney Empire 02/10/2015 Liverpool Mersyd East Village Arts Club 02/09/2015 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 02/07/2015 Edinburgh Edinburgh Queens Hall Edinburgh 02/05/2015 Leeds Wyk City Varieties Music Hall 02/04/2015 Nottingham Ntt The Rescue Rooms
The Staves Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/16/2014 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 12/14/2014 Glasgow Glg O2 Academy Glasgow 12/13/2014 Manchester Bolton Albert Hall 12/12/2014 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 11/26/2014 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 11/24/2014 Brussels Cirque Royal 11/23/2014 Brussels Cirque Royal 11/09/2014 Offenbach HE Capitol 10/27/2014 London The Crypt on the Green 10/26/2014 Birmingham War The Institute 10/24/2014 Limerick LK Dolans Limerick 10/23/2014 Dublin D Whelan's 10/21/2014 Glasgow Glg Cottiers Theatre 10/20/2014 Manchester Lan Manchester The Deaf Institute
The Staves Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/06/2013 Norwich Nfk Norwich Waterfront 11/04/2013 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 11/02/2013 Manchester Lancashire Royal Northern College of Music 11/01/2013 Bristol Bst Bristol Trinity Centre 10/31/2013 Nottingham Nottinghamshire The Glee Club Nottingham 10/30/2013 Edinburgh Edinburgh Queens Hall Edinburgh 09/25/2013 Hamburg HH Reeperbahn Festival 09/12/2013 Dublin Pepper Canister 09/09/2013 Galway G Roisin Dubh 09/07/2013 Glasgow Dby Oran Mor 09/06/2013 Hebden Bridge W York Trades Club 08/30/2013 Salisbury Dor Larmer Tree Gardens 08/16/2013 Ottery St Mary Devon Escot Park 08/12/2013 Utrecht Utrecht Tivoli de Helling 07/04/2013 London Lnd Barbican Hall 06/26/2013 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/22/2013 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Theater 06/21/2013 San Francisco CA The Independent 06/18/2013 Portland OR Mississippi Studios 06/17/2013 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret 06/16/2013 Seattle WA Triple Door 06/12/2013 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court 06/11/2013 Denver CO Hi-Dive 06/08/2013 Austin TX The Parish 06/07/2013 Dallas TX Three Links 06/05/2013 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 06/04/2013 Norman OK Opolis 06/03/2013 Kansas City MO The Record Bar 05/31/2013 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 05/30/2013 Saint Louis MO Off Broadway 05/28/2013 Chicago IL Schubas Tavern 05/26/2013 Nashville TN 3rd & Lindsley 05/25/2013 Bloomington IN Russian Recording 05/24/2013 Detroit MI Majestic Cafe 05/23/2013 Toronto ON The Great Hall 05/20/2013 Boston MA The Red Room @ Cafe 939 05/17/2013 New York NY Mercury Lounge 05/15/2013 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's 05/03/2013 Manchester Man Manchester Gorilla 05/02/2013 Sheffield Syk The Leadmill 04/29/2013 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 04/25/2013 London London Scala 04/24/2013 London London Scala 04/22/2013 Bath Som Bath Komedia 04/19/2013 Oxford Oxf O2 Oxford 2 Academy 01/17/2013 New York NY Rockwood Music Hall
The Staves Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/29/2012 Nottingham Ngm Bodega Social 11/28/2012 Birmingham W Mids Hare and Hounds 11/28/2012 Birmingham W Mids Hare and Hounds 11/27/2012 Manchester Man The Ruby Lounge 11/25/2012 Dublin D Whelan's 11/24/2012 Belfast Bfs The Limelight 11/23/2012 Edinburgh Edh Pleasance Cabaret Bar 11/21/2012 Leeds W York The Wardrobe 11/20/2012 Brighton East Sussex Komedia 11/19/2012 London Lnd Village Underground 11/18/2012 Bristol Bst Thekla 11/11/2012 London London Rough Trade East 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 09/06/2012 Newport Iow Robin Hill Country Park 08/17/2012 Leicester Leicestershire De Montfort Hall 08/17/2012 Crickhowell Pow Glanusk Park 07/26/2012 Cambridge Cam Cherry Hinton Hall