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Boy & Bear: New management, new Hunter gig

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Next year looks set to be a big one for Australian chart-toppers Boy & Bear.

After signing with UNIFIED Artists Management and its Lonely Lands booking agency this week, the popular group will also perform at the SummerSalt Festival at Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 29 January.

On top of that, one of the nation’s most successful bands of the past decade heads back to the studio to begin production of its much-anticipated fifth album.

The past few months have seen Boy & Bear return to the top of festival line-up announcements, sell out multiple headline shows including the State Theatre in Sydney, and team up with UNIFIED Artist Management’s Aidan McLaren and Joe Miles, and Lonely Lands with agent Harry Moore.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Boy & Bear,” McLaren said.

“They’re just such a compelling band.

“Amazing songwriters, incredible live.

“They’ve achieved so much already and yet there is so much more to come.

“I can’t wait for people to hear the new music the guys are working on and to see what’s in store over the next 18 months and beyond.

“Watch this space.”

Moore whole-heartedly agreed.

“I have always been a massive fan of the band since they formed,” he said.

“It’s an absolute honour and privilege to work alongside this incredible band and team.”

All four of Boy & Bear’s previous albums have reached Top 10 on the ARIA Albums Chart, with two of them hitting No 1.

Their debut offering Moonfire (2011) secured double-Platinum sales, won five ARIA Awards with three songs in the triple j Hottest 100.

Their sophomore album Harlequin Dream (2013) achieved Platinum certification and the No 1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, staying in the Top 10 for five weeks.

They followed it up with Limit Of Love (2015), resulting in their second ARIA #1 debut.

Their last album, Suck On Light (2019), also reached the Top 10 of the ARIA Albums Chart and further consolidated their reputation, connection, creativity and was voted in Richard Kingsmill’s Top 10 LPs that year.

For a band that consistently averages more than one million Spotify monthly listeners, regularly sells out venues globally and has a growing international fan base, Boy & Bear’s future is looking bright.

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