Interview: Ferris & Sylvester

‘Last year we were busking just down there and now we’re in an actual venue, so it’s going to be better than last year, whatever happens,’ beams Archie Sylvester of folk, blues duo Ferris & Sylvester.

A lot has gone down for the duo since The Great Escape Festival last year from playing stages at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas to being bumped up the bill for this year’s Brighton event.

Their Simon and Garfunkel melodies and rootsy charm has seen them supporting legendary acts like Eric Clapton and Robert Plant main stage slots at Wilderness Festival and BBC Music Introducing LIVE 18.

We caught up with the rising stars at The Great Escape to chat about their roots, how PRS Foundation funding helped them keep their independence and their top tips for emerging artists…