Mountainear are made up of three drummers with a passion for percussion. Their sound often evolves from a basic rhythm into textures and layers created from their extensive range of rare vintage instruments, including Japanese Taiko drums, Tibetan Temple bowls and Egyptian tambourines. Interwoven with the sounds of a Grand Piano, Upright jazz bass, synthesisers, vibraphone and the close harmony vocals.
Mountainear are Becky Browne (lead vocals and drums), Louise Morgan (Vibraphone and backing vocals) and Zands Duggan (Drum kit, hand percussion and backing vocals). After working individually as session musicians in various guises (including work as far ranging as with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Lady Gaga), the three London-based friends decided to start their own project to explore and project their own musical voice.
'Distant Camps' is Mountainear's debut single, released on 14th July via Cocktail Music
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.