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Award-winning British indie-folk duo 'False Colours' bring a refreshing blend of honesty, professionalism and playful self-deprecation to the stage as they perform their unique and intricate style of 'happy/sad, rhythmic, jangle indie folk music.


Their inventive and ear worm-inducing songwriting combines traditional open and fresh sounding folk style tunes, with a tenor guitar sound which is reminiscent of 1960’s jangle pop -which David plays both rhythmically and melodically, at the same time as providing a percussive drive via a foot pedal cajon. When combined with Polly’s warm and characterful basslines and the never ending vocal harmonies in their interesting but well blended singing styles, the thoughtful lyrics come to life with an original, unexpected sound that is sure to captivate, welcome, divert and uplift the listener.

“I think this is my top song for 2018 [Make Yourself a Sandwich] ... I spent a good two hours yesterday just watching everything  [False Colours content] online and listening to the EP and I’m a fan! I love folk music and feel like this is great. These are great artists and I’m all in!”

Angelle Joseph, Presenter, BBC Introducing in Suffolk (speaking live on air on the Boxing Day Special 2018)

The duo began performing together in 2018 and in their first couple of months were booked to perform at the coveted FolkEast Festival. Being determined not to pass up the opportunity to make a good impression, they recorded, mixed and mastered their first EP ‘Here’s Something’ live in one day and released it that summer. This EP came to the attention of BBC Introducing and has received regular airplay since -as well as becoming a popular hit for listeners of Cambridge 105 Radio, where the title track ‘Here’s Something’ held a position in the Unsigned Chart for twenty weeks.


2019 saw False Colours support Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) as well as being rebooked for FolkEast in another full summer programme of festivals.


“Unique and captivating.”

Amy Wragg, Get on the Soapbox

In 2020 David and Polly began working on expanding their sound by changing and adding instruments, building a home studio and working on their production skills, working on artwork designs and a CD manufacturing process and generally making the whole False Colours operation more slick! This was part of a three year plan to have full control over all art and music that they will produce and release from their own home, a plan that was tested when they re-released their first EP 'Here's Something' with bonus tracks and updated artwork, before culminating in the release of their very well received EP 'On The Verge' in July 2023.

In this time they continued to perform around East Anglia and beyond, highlights including returning to FolkEast and supporting Urban Folk Quartet at Broadstairs Folk Week.

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What our audiences say:

"It's rare that I recommend any band but what I find so wonderful about Polly and Dave is that they are truly unique in what they do. This is real original music played and sung from the heart and mind and delivered with a huge amount of charm and warmth. I would book them any day."
Dan Fraser

"Superb! I highly recommend checking this talented pair out. They were my favourite part of LeeStock. I loved the humour, great songs and the overall sound was superb."
Becky Louise

"Quality duo. Such a full sound. Lovely harmonies and refreshingly unique."
Jonny Day

"Individually talented but put them together - wow, what a fantastic sound. Wonderful harmonies."
Arthur Dalgleish

"One of the best bands on the folk scene today."
David's Mum

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