Folk duo so excited to release their first single

Just Regional
Feb 8, 2023 2 mins read

Cromer’s acoustic singer-songwriting duo The Browns are releasing their debut single this month and they couldn’t be more excited.

Annie and Vernon first met in 1977 at a school dance, got together again in 2015 and married in 2017.

They started singing together a year later and after what Annie calls “a steep learning curve” they are about to release a single and an album.

“I never thought I’d be releasing a single,” she said. “We’re both in our sixties – we came late to all this even though music has been an important part of our lives.

“We’ve got bowled along with other people’s enthusiasm and it’s a great opportunity!”

The pair have been performing at festivals for some time – including locally at Deepdale Festival and Folk on the Pier in Cromer as well as at Cambridge Folk Club, the Bedford River Festival and the Boar’s Bridge Festival. 

It was while they were at the Boar’s Bridge Festival, in Hampshire, when someone suggested they released their music.

“A couple of people had asked if we had a CD they could buy and we had to say ‘no’. Then we met a woman who offered to make it. We are bringing out a single first to get our names out and then the album will be out in March.”

All their songs are written from a personal perspective – either their own experiences or those of friends – and the single, Forgive and Forget, is a beautiful song telling the poignant tale of suspicion and betrayal in a fragile relationship that is seemingly doomed.

The single, which will be available only as an online download, is released on February 24, with the album, Still The Same, coming out on CD next month.

Meanwhile, they will be playing at Folk on the Strand at the Belfry in Overstrand, supporting Sally Barker on March 3.

Forgive and Forget will be available on Spotify and through Bandcamp.

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