Pear & The Awkward Orchestra embark on the Put On Your Smocks tour

People of the world, have had their cordial introduction to the debut album Smocks! from Brisbane’s folk-pop ensemble Pear & The Awkward Orchestra. This September, the brain behind this whimsical mini-orchestra, Stephanie Barros Lees, takes to the road sans band, for the Put On Your Smocks Tour.

Since it’s release on July 8, Smocks! has been heard and commended around the country. Feature album on ABC Radio National, appearing in the top ten most played artists on 3RRR and 4ZzZ as well as a few j-plays, on top of glowing reviews, confirm the record as something special.

Intimate full band shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane followed the release in July. Now, the journey of Smocks! is set to continue around the country, however this September, Stephanie steps out solo. “I adore my band and love what they bring to the sound, but this is about asserting that the songs can stand on their own. Touring solo is about the essence of the songs, being clean and clear and completely honest and direct,” muses Barros Lees.

With a combination of capital city and regional shows, now is the time to see the music of Pear and the Awkward Orchestra in an inherently honest setting.

“When Barros closes the set on her own, she is simply captivating. With her soft, subtle guitar, and deftly acrobatic vocals, she’s in her element” – The AU Review

“Deliciously sweet symphony… If you don’t know this talented bunch, it may well be time to get acquainted. – Indie Release of the Week, Rave Magazine

“It belongs on the ever-expanding list of local releases that are hard to pigeonhole and even harder to ignore” – Time Off, 4/5

Put On Your Smocks!
Pear and the Awkward Orchestra Solo Tour

Thursday, September 1
Camelot, Sydney
Supporting Mal Webb
Tix: $20

Friday, September 9
Yours & Owls, Wollongong
w/ Bodie Jarman (Mother & Son)
Tix: Door: $5

Saturday, September 10
Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
w/ Natalie Tomlins
Tix: Door: $10

Thursday, October 20
Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland
Tix: Free Entry

Friday, October 21
Oxford Art Factory, Gallery Bar, Sydney
Tix: Free Entry

Monday, October 24
The Cavern, Gold Coast
w/ Daisy Kaye and Jordan Lawrence
Tix: Free Entry