Pepper and Shepherd are James D Pepper and Anthony J Shepherd. They play intense, soulful lo-fi folk-pop.
Anthony sings and plays guitar, James plays mandolin, ukulele, guitar and sings backing vocals.
They have performed all over the UK including this years FolkEast Festival and Great Escape in Brighton, Blackheath Halls, Norwich Arts Centre, Camden Lockstock Festival, The Slaughtered Lamb and The Troubadour Club.
Pepper & Shepherd can be heard regularly on Recharged Radio, Icarus Radio, The Justin Wayne Radio Show and Balcony TV.
2009 Justin Wayne Radio Show Audience Choice Award winners
2010 Recharged Radio Annual Awards – Nominations for Best song (Orla), Best EP and Best Folk Artist
“An oustanding folk-pop duo with energy, conviction and a whole bunch of memorable tunes! The chemistry between them is electric”
- Icarus Radio (2011)
“unbearably catchy while simultaneously tugging on your heartstrings.” – The 405
“Two guys, their guitars, and lead singer Anthony’s stunning, soulful voice. I don’t think anyone would dispute that their music comes from the heart. Both skilled guitarists, their parts are intricate and intertwined, with lyrics that soar over the top and bring the whole thing together.” – efestivals.co.uk
“Very very impressive” – Jordan Thomas, Recharged Radio
“Wow…absolutely brilliant” – Justin Wayne, The Justin Wayne Radio Show