O BRO // A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE COEN BROTHERS
St Georges Bristol - April 25th, 2014 | Tickets £16 adv.
From inspired selections of catchy pop songs and faithful recreations of old-time country, blues and folk, to striking original scores by Carter Burwell, the movie soundtracks of Joel and Ethan Coen are as pleasurable as the films themselves, and are firm favourites amongst musicians. We have put together a bill of such artists to mix their own music in with their favourite songs from Coen Brothers films in an evening’s celebration of their work and style.
We’ve been getting together with the artists involved to find out more about them, their music, their favourite movies, and their relationship to the Coen Brothers’ work.
THE CARRIVICK SISTERS | THE O BRO INTERVIEW
Identical twin sisters Charlotte and Laura Carrivick have grown up playing and writing music together. Their unique style shows their strong bluegrass influences without obscuring their English roots. With tight harmonies that only siblings can achieve, they perform their original songs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and clawhammer banjo.
1. Where is home for you? Where are you from?
We live in Bath at the moment, but grew up in Salcombe, South Devon. Despite Salcombe being a wonderful place to live, it’s really inconvenient when you’re constantly trying to get away for gigs as it’s so far from everywhere! Once we’d started making enough money to rent somewhere of our own, we chose Bath partly for it’s convenience to motorways, but it’s also a city full of great people and music and is very beautiful.
2. What are your top 3 movies of all time, right now?
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (for the music, the quirky plot, and the style of humour), Cold Mountain (it’s beautifully shot, has a wonderful story line, and again, great music), Pride and Prejudice (2005 version) (like Cold Mountain, the cinematography is really beautiful, and you can’t go too wrong with Jane Austen! It has also features lurchers wandering around and long horn cattle, both of which we love.)
3. What’s your favourite Coen Brothers film?
We’ve only seen a few, but it has to be O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The characters are brilliant and the sound track features many of our musical heroes.
4. What can we expect from your set for “O Bro”?
We’ll be performing songs from three different Coen Brothers films (Fargo, True Grit and Intolerable Cruelty). When the songs were suggested to us we thought they sounded like really interesting ones to work on. The song from Intolerable Cruelty is one that everyone will know and not something we’d ever have considered learning had the film not popped up on the TV when we were working on this! Our version may be quite different from the original…
5. Where else should we be looking out for you?
We have gigs all over the country throughout the year both with ‘The Carrivick Sisters’ and with our new band, ‘Cardboard Fox’.