The Loft Barbers Live Sessions

The Loft Barbers Live Sessions

The Loft Barbers Live Sessions - Credit: Archant

2014 UK Tour Support for Eric Clapton to play The Loft Barbers Live Sessions

Polite applause is the norm from arena crowds experiencing new, young recording artists opening for A list Headliners. But that was not so when Hunter and the Bear warmed up for Eric Clapton’s recent UK tour. Not only was the London-based act greeted with considerable enthusiasm, Clapton fans actually missed part of Slowhand’s set to score Hunter and the Bear’s music and to press the quartet’s flesh.

“It was amazing,” vocalist-guitarist Will Irvine recalled. “We went out in the hall between sets with our merchandise and I was stunned how long the queue was. I thought it was a line for the bathroom but I was wrong. It was for us. It was incredible.”

Guitarist-vocalist Jimmy Hunter was just as taken aback. “Clapton fans missed the beginning of his show just to say hello and ask why they hadn’t heard of us,” Hunter said.

The band are due to play Exeter’s well respected ‘Loft Barbers Live Sessions’ July 14th! Speaking about the band, ‘Loft Live Sessions’ organiser Sarah Lacey said…

“Hunter and the Bear are a relatively unknown band in the South West, but we have sold over 100 tickets already, it is a testament to their songwriting skills, and dedication to music; I am over the moon to be working with them. I predict a very successful future for the band!”

The Loft Barbers work closely with BBC Introducing, experienced photographers, videographers and tech teams; to give particularly talented musicians the chance to perform their music in a unique venue, whilst being filmed by a professional camera crew. The event which is now held at Higher Eggbeer Farm, voted the 2nd best venue in U.K by ‘The Times’ is attracting more and more music fans every month. For more details on how to book tickets for Hunter and the Bear visit