Americana flavours, three part harmonies and powerful musicianship have been the focus of Laeverick's previous performances over the past 12 years but now branching out into writing their own material, audiences can expect lots of new and original songs as part of their 2019 Shetland Folk Festival appearance.
Three singers from Burra, Rhonda Simpson, Jenny Keldie (nee Napier) and Mhari McLeman (nee Pottinger) formed Laeverick for the Thomas Fraser Festival back in 2006, accompanied by Gordon Tulloch on guitar and Ivor "Fred" Polson on Bass. The lineup has since extended to also include Burra guitarist Trevor Smith and for their appearance at the Festival they will be joined by Jack Robertson on pedal steel and Shareen Scollay on drums.
Whenever Laeverick perform they gather positive reviews and at the Thomas Fraser Festival in 2018, the Shetland Times reviewer wrote "Everyone will have their favourite band of the evening, whether they be local or imported, but for me it had to be Laeverick. Their own compositions, Feel Fly off The Ground and Dance for You were simply outstanding...."