This Is Us
E T H O S
How do we thrive today without compromising tomorrow?
– the critical issue of our time –
begs a unified
approach to a future
where humans concede
their place within
the natural world.
O U R S T O R Y
Two very different worlds collided to make The Bearing.
Alfie, born-and-bred Londoner, grew up in a suburban town listening to death metal, electronic music and The Beatles. Alfie is a producer, he writes and plays bass.
Alise, a nerdy hiker from the countryside, spent her early years composing classical pieces and listening to Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Verdi. Alise is a writer, plays piano and sings.
It started with a kiss… Well no, it didn’t, it was an email. In autumn ’17 Alfie reached out to Alise’s request for a bass player, and it was quickly clear that they had some fundamental values in common.
Music is our compass. We’re both introspective and reflective, with a passion for doing our teeny bit to tackle global challenges such as climate change and consumer culture. The ultimate desire is to create something that demands attention and earns curiosity, and then to have words of encouragement and a connection with a fellow music-lover.
In 2018, together with a drummer and a guitarist, we began burrowing through London’s highly competitive live music scene to perform The Bearing’s debut EP ‘Big Bang’.
After a year on the circuit, work circumstances unearthed the path that lead us away to the coast in Kent. Folkestone is in many ways the antithesis of London: nature on one’s doorstep, an active local community, and plenty of appreciation for up-and-coming artists. We’d found a real ‘sense of place’ that quickly felt synonymous with ‘home’.
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