Photos by Carissa Corlett
One of the most exciting new folk duos to come out of the UK, Good Habits’ award winning, genre-fusing sound has received international critical acclaim in the short 3 years they have been performing.
Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix virtuosic musicianship and vocal harmony with vivid storytelling, drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving them into an action-packed narrative of folky goodness. After a pandemic spent happily stranded in New Zealand, they arrived back in the UK in 2022 to spread their joyous music throughout Europe.
To their delight, it was a jam-packed calendar of performances, tours and musical collaborations including performances at some of the UK’s most established folk festivals and involvement in projects including Global Music Match and more.
"Wonderfully Quirky, and Exceptionally Talented"
Unheard NZ (★★★★★)
“Revved up folkies with great energy and spirit”
13th Floor (★★★★★)
“This duo has an infectious energy and joy that's impossible to resist'' - Folk Radio UK
Winners - Purbeck Rising Competition (Purbeck Valley Folk Festival)
Nomination for Creative New Zealand's 'Arts for All' award for Access.