Where: London, ON
Driven by outstanding three-part harmonies, London folk quartet The Pairs are one of Ontario’s up-and-coming musical forces to be reckoned with. Anchored by drummer Steve Plimmer, the spotlight deservedly shines brightest on the group’s three female vocalists, Hillary Watson, Noelle Coughlin, and Renée Coughlin. Their impeccably tight harmonies and the musical interplay displayed on tracks like “Night Creatures” and “Part Time” – both of which are taken from the group’s self-titled EP, released earlier this year – refreshingly defy listener expectations of exactly what a folk group is or can be. It’s the group’s willingness to think outside of the box that should propel them to even greater heights in the future.