Ecce Homo

Now available on iTunes!



Date Venue
21 APR Rhu Bar, Basingstoke
6 MAY Gilgamesh, London
16 MAY The Hope & Anchor, Wokingham
19 MAY The Bowery District, Reading (Beans on Toast Support)
30 MAY Fox & HoundS, Tadley
6 JUN Queen's Arms, Reading
9 JUN Old Fire Station, Oxford
12 JUN Smiths, London
30 JUN The Bedford Tavern, London
23 JUL RMA Tavern, Portsmouth
16 AUG Boom Town Fair (Floating Lotus stage), Winchester


Folk & Roll

Folk & Roll
Track listing:
  1. The Reckoning - 3:30
  2. My Dear Mary-Anne - 2:17
  3. Hunter/Gatherer - 4:09
  4. Run, Rabbit - 3:40
  5. The Trick Is to Keep Breathing - 4:15
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Run, Rabbit

Run, Rabbit

The latest single from Bear & The Woods, released with their first music video

Track listing:
  1. Run, Rabbit - 3:37
  2. Run, Rabbit (Live Version) - 3:40
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Sink or Swim

Sink Or Swim

A well rounded EP, showcasing the musical talent of the band.

Track listing:
  1. Buoyancy Aids - 3:09
  2. Wolf - 3:23
  3. Jonah - 2:36
  4. Down Down - 3:14
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Bear & the Woods

Bear & the Woods

The first installment from Ubiquity Project Records, self titled EP - Bear and the Woods. Winning 'Demo of the Week' on Linda Serck’s BBC Introducing Berkshire, with their track 'The Trial'.

Track listing:
  1. Pins & Needles - 3:05
  2. Skin & Bones - 3:11
  3. The Trial - 3:32
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Ecce Homo

The latest single from Bear & The Woods.
Available 4th April through Ubiquity Project Records.
Video produced & directed by Ben Morse

Run, Rabbit

Video produced & directed by Ben Morse

Wolf (Acoustic)

Bear & The Woods performing their song Wolf, live and acoustic.
Video by Gael Gobaille-Shaw


Bear & The Woods formed in early 2012, with multi-talented musicians Harry Watts and Sam Templeman, members of Reading band South House Daze, and singer-songwriter Bear.

Beginning as an acoustic three piece, the band started playing shows around Reading and accruing support wherever they went. After deciding to add drums to the dynamic (involving Ryan Winter, another member of SHD) and a chance encounter with producer and sound engineer, Graeme Rawson, they recorded their first, self-titled, EP. Upon completion of the recording, Graeme signed them to his non-profit, non-exclusive label, The Ubiquity Project and the band had their first radio airplay, winning 'Demo of the Week' on Linda Serck's BBC Introducing Berkshire, with their track 'The Trial'.

After a change in line-up, due to problems with location, and the recruitment of bassist Cary Smith, they played a series of shows between October and November (including support for Xtra Mile Recordings artists Ben Marwood and The Retrospective Soundtrack Players) and headed back into the studio for their second Ubiquity Project release, 'Sink or Swim'. The release was far more mature than their first and really showcased the band's improvement, as well as their new, unique approach to the sound.

With 'Sink or Swim' receiving critical acclaim from local music blogs, Bear & The Woods set off on another series of shows, this time taking them around the South of England (including a support slot for Xtra Mile artists Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun) and receiving further coverage from Linda Serck and BBC Introducing Berkshire.

They returned to the studio again in July 2013 to record their first single, 'Run, Rabbit', to be released in October 2013 and plan to bring their uniquely branded 'Folk'n'Roll' to the masses in the months to come.


"Bear & The Woods are a young folk inspired band with really great tunes and intelligent Lyrics. The band are fronted by singer/songwriter Bear who is backed by his trusty band The Woods comprising of members from popular Reading based band South House Daze. Occasionally Bear will play live solo and the songs carry off well like this, but they take on another dimension and level of intelligence when he is joined on stage by The Woods." - Graeme Rawson, The Ubiquity Project

"Pretty darned good" - Ben Marwood

"Forward thinking folk-punk tinged greatness" - Sid Siddle, Club Velocity