OBT or ‘Oakes, Bews, Thorpe’ is a Scottish trio consisting of Tom Oakes (Ross Couper + Tom Oakes, Auvo Quartet) on guitars and wooden flute. Jon Bews (Malinky, Cantrip) on 5 string fiddle and Daniel Thorpe (young traditional musician of the year, Malinky, Tyde) on fiddle.
Though traditional in essence the music is full of contemporary arrangements and surprises. Drawing on the music of Scotland but combining it with world music influences and new composition. OBT’s evolving and dynamic performances work as well in an intimate acoustic setting or on a packed festival dance floor.