Artist info


Roots, Indie

Sounds like

sia, Stina Nordenstam, Anja Garbareck

band members

Steph Barros Lees - vocals and guitar; Myka Wallace - Drums; Josef Muller - Double bass/backing vocals; Lachlan Mitchell - glockenspiel/various/backing vocals; Kate Thomas - vibraphone/backing vocals.


Bjork, Ella Fitzgerald, Erykah Badu


Sweet juicy and unique, pear and the awkward orchestra are a quirky, memorable musical offering; whimsical folkpoproots from a mini-orchestra of diverse instrumentation and sparse arrangements supporting an emotive and powerful voice and gritty, personal songs. pear and the awkward orchestra are Brisbane-based. EP Russian Doll, released end 2007, has enjoyed critical acclaim and regular airplay and orchestrated the grassroots rise of this unique band. “poetic, original songs…..extraordinarily brave vocal style” Lonnie Martin, Folk Rag. “Roots Artist we LOVE” -Sarah Howells, Triple J.