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The British folk and mid-century song-writing duo, The Browns, specialise in acoustic music that spans more than half a century. Known for their harmonies, they perform an eclectic mix of songs from a range of genres. When performing their own songs, The Browns engage listeners with tunes that are soulful, dynamic, with haunting lyrics, and performed with energy and enthusiasm.

Their set lists are strongly influenced by the music they listened to with their friends and families as they grew up, and include popular songs from the 1960s and 1970s spanning all the way through to the 21st century.

Annie Brown (vocals and harmonies) and Vernon Brown (vocals and guitar) have been writing, singing and performing together for 5 years.   They first met at a school dance in Bedford in 1977, but lost touch after the dance and didn't connect again for 38 years until 2015.   Things went well between them and they married in 2017! 

 

As well as being contributors at open mic events throughout North Norfolk, The Browns have been part of the annual Folk on the Pier fringe festival in Cromer for the last few years, performing at local indoor and outdoor venues.  They have also been part of the Holt Folk Festival and the Sheringham Vintage events.  In 2019 they won the Hunstanton Showcase and an opening slot on the Folk in the Town stage at Kings Lynn’s Folk Festival for 2019 and 2020 and opened the festival in 2021.  They also performed at Strumpshaw Tree Fair and Deepdale Festival this summer. 
The Browns are regular performers at local pubs, festivals, fetes and events around Norfolk, including 60s events and music festivals.  During the summer of 2021 they had their own outdoor show at North Lodge Park in Cromer over looking the sea!  During the pandemic Annie and Vernon have had some original work featured on the West Norfolk Radio, King's Lynn's KL1 and Readifolk Radio.   The Browns have enjoyed being part of several online music gatherings and showcases during 2020, and are due to appear on stage at the Bedford River Festival in the summer of 2022.