Taking the honest and open style of raw acoustic music and mixing it with the power of rock music, Phil and Bert (AKA The Haiku) offer up a musical dish which is often unexpected, but which always leaves the listener feeling well nourished.
With an eye-catching line-up of vocals, acoustic guitar and drums, audiences are often taken by surprise at the intensity of the sound created by such a minimal arrangement. Certainly, time spent with The Haiku leaves you in no doubt that the acoustic guitar does not have to be a quiet instrument. What you will take away is a memory of incredibly personal songs, which somehow manage to speak to each individual member of the audience. Anyone who’s ever loved and lost; or been frustrated with the state of the world; or been annoyed with the unfairness of life; or enjoyed the feeling of hope for the future, will understand and appreciate what The Haiku have to offer.
The Haiku’s live show is lively, rousing and fun, and leaves you tapping your feet and often singing along, even if you’ve never heard the songs before.
"...A thoroughly enjoyable effort from start to finish...
"...A must see...."
"...Their brand of 'Anti-Folk' shows that you don't need to be plugged in to rock...."
"...carefully crafted works of art..."
"...Listening to them I feel heartened that there are at least two more thoroughly pleasant chaps out there than I previously knew about..."