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Good Habits

Wed 22 May 2024

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. They spent the pandemic years ‘happily stranded’ in Aotearoa where they non stop, including performances at the country’s biggest festivals: Cuba Dupa, NZ Festival of Lights, and Lunasa. Their “captivating” (Songlines) debut album, “Going For Broke”, received glowing international coverage with FRUK describing their breath-taking live shows as “impossible to resist”, and was endorsed and supported by the NZ Police and Amanda Palmer.


Since returning home in 2021 as winners of the Purbeck Rising Competition, they have toured relentlessly around the UK and Europe performing at festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Werne Strasen whilst developing a loyal fanbase and appearing on BBC Radio 6 and more.


'A captivating set of highly original songs… there’s rare emotional warmth and fullness to Good Habits' sound'


'Revved up folkies with great energy and spirit'

13th Floor

'Wonderfully quirky and exceptionally talented'

Unheard NZ