by Adam Aiken
A singer-songwriter duo from Cromer have released their first single and are gearing up for the release of their first album – more than 45 years after they first got together.
Annie and Vernon Brown’s acoustic debut release comes by popular request after they built up a following playing festivals around the country.
And there’s the chance to catch The Browns live this week when they support Sally Barker on Friday, March 3, at the Belfry Centre, Overstrand, as part of Folk On The Strand.
“I never thought I’d be releasing a single,” Annie told Just Cromer.
“We’re both in our sixties – we came late to all this even though music has been an important part of our lives.”
The couple met in 1977 at a school dance, got together again in 2015 and married in 2017. The Browns started singing together a year later, and now following what Annie calls “a steep learning curve” they are releasing their music.
Forgive And Forget was released on February 24 and their first album, Still The Same, will be out in March.
The pair have been performing at festivals for some time, including locally at Deepdale Festival and Folk On The Pier.
But it was while they were at the Boar’s Bridge Festival, in Hampshire, that someone suggested they released their music.
“A couple of people had asked if we had a CD they could buy and we had to say ‘No’,” said Annie.
“Then we met a woman who offered to make it. We are bringing out a single first to get our names out and then the album will be out in March.”
Forgive And Forget is available on Spotify and through Bandcamp while the album will be released on CD.