After a series of packed events at various venues across the city over the last six months, The Wild Hare Club begins the second half of the year by joining forces with Babar Café to facilitate the return of Scotland’s wonderful harmony singers, The Bevvy Sisters, to Hereford

Formed in Scotland a decade ago, The Bevvy Sisters are in many ways a classic sister-act of a kind that can be traced from the Boswell Sisters right through to the Pointer Sisters. The Bevvys' music envelopes multiple stylings, including jazz and swing, folk and gospel, and they move effortlessly from one to the other, mixing in original numbers ensuring that they are in no way a heritage act but a contemporary take on a much-loved form.

The Bevvy Sisters have had many career highlights. Their debut album St James Sessions was launched with a sold-out show at Glasgow’s world-famous Celtic Connections festival in 2010, Plan B, the group’s second album arrived in 2014 to sold out shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. Besides headline appearances at as many genres of festivals as they cover themselves musically, The Bevvy Sisters have arranged and performed backing vocals with English folk star Eliza Carthy, Scottish super-trio Lau, Eddi Reader and Karine Polwart. Billed as the BVs, they were also part of Dick Gaughan's regular band and were featured on a track with Peggy Seeger in an international project, Lion Rampant, involving iconic fiddler and singer Dave Swarbrick, Jason Wilson and Dick Gaughan. To celebrate their first ten years, The Bevvy Sisters organized two very special shows – one at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival and the other at Celtic Connections and are following these with a national tour.

Over the years the line-up has undergone some changes, but original members Heather Macleod, Gina Rae and David Donnelly ensure the original flame is well tended. For this period in their evolution, they are joined by another great singer, Louise Murphy, who has shared stages with among others Boy George, Mark Ronson and The Magnets. Special mention should go to ‘sister’ David Donnelly (ex-Salsa Celtica/Finlay Quaye), who frames and underpins the sorority’s sound with brilliantly taut, inventive guitar and mandolin work, plus the odd basso profundo counter-harmony.

“I was entranced when I first heard The Bevvy Sisters’ harmonies and made a promise to myself to bring them back to Hereford. To be doing so for an intimate 10th anniversary show at Babar Café makes the event doubly special,” says Richard Page, MC of the long-running Wild Hare Club.

Tickets are £10 and available on-line via Space is limited so advance booking is advised.