Sweet juicy and unique, pear and the awkward orchestra are a quirky, memorable musical offering; whimsical folk-pop from a mini-orchestra of diverse instrumentation and sparse arrangements supporting an emotive and powerful voice and gritty, personal songs. Pear and the awkward orchestra are based in Brisbane, Australia. EP Russian Doll (2007) and EP something will come (2009) have enjoyed critical acclaim and regular airplay and orchestrated the grassroots rise of this unique band. Keep you ears out for their upcoming debut album smocks (2011). press: "Roots Artist we LOVE" -Sarah Howells, Triple J "poetic, original songs.....extraordinarily brave vocal style" - Lonnie Martin, Folk Rag "Pear and the Awkward Orchestra had the crowd enthralled by her lovely voice and whimsical songs encompassing folk, pop, roots and jazz." - Cody Alexander, Live Review : Island Vibe Festival 2009 "Brisbane's own Pear & the Awkward Orchestra are quirky sweetness" - 2SER Radio (SYD) "Layering gorgeous pop melodies throughout a composition of light jazz and acoustic folk, pear exhibits her amazing talent against a stripped-back swell of sound into which you will be well and truly entranced." - Scott Mehaffey, four thousand.