The Dove and Boweevil Band are Norwich based band with Derbyshire roots and resonances from Alabama. Orchestrastrated by compelling duo Lauren Dove and Mark Howes who have built a first-rate reputation on the British Blues scene in the UK, widely recognised as an act to watch. Constantly carving their own style whether acoustic or eclectically electric. Dove and Boweevil draw influences from soul, funk, gospel, blues and americana and jazz.
Vocalist Lauren Dove and guitarist Mark ‘Boweevil’ Howes released their debut album ‘Getting Somewhere’ in March 2011 following an inspiring trip in pursuit of their passion of Blues and Soul from New Orleans to Chicago performing in Nashville, becoming a finalist in a songwriters competition at reputable Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta as well performances at Buddy Guy’s Blues Club in Chicago. There they revelled in witnessing the likes of Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cockerand Mavis Staples.
Introducing the band; Paul “Wizard’ Weston was founder of Norwich Samba Band, Paul ‘Wilfred’ Williams on bass and sax came to Norfolk as a jazz cat from Leeds College of Music. The tallest and youngest member carving a sound on the keys is Glen Butcher. New addition to the group is Joe McGlohon on sax who recently moved to Norfolk having lived in Nashville, Woodstock, California and London and performed across the globe. Lauren studied Gospel and Soul and Jazz at Goldsmith's University and teaches a variety of choirs and workshops. She met Mark Howes in funk band Mondatta Funk in 2005. Mark Howes is a staple member of the Norwich community having played with The Vagaband, Sam Coe and the Long Shadows and the Mojo Preachers.
In 2014 they were both nominated for best vocalist and guitarist in the British Blues Awards. Their song Listen Up has also been used in film soundtrack Scar Tissue with a visit to BAFTA for the premiere and they have recently been featured on the Krossboarder Record label compilation.
Since forming, the Dove and Boweevil Band have performed in the UK Blues Challenge 2016, their album This Life has been nominated for best album AND best song in the BBA's, pick of the week on BBC Radio London's Robert Elms show, playlist of the month Future Radio, BBC INtroducing song of the week.
Reaching audiences far and wide from Birmingham to Billericay, The Blues Kitchen, Camden, Folk East, The Devil’s Kitchen, Upton Blues Festival, Red Rooster Festival, Maryport Festival, Cumbria as well as several festivals including Newark, Doncaster, Chelmsford and Jaks Joint at the Great British Rn’B Festival. As a duo they have had a residency at Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues Bar in Soho, BluestrainFM at The Shack in Amsterdam as well as local Latitude Festival.