Photos: Oh Pep! at The Cedar July 12th

Oh Pep! playfully combine folk and pop music for a sound that is equal parts fun and forlorn, the kind of music that has you dancing along even if you don’t know the words. Composed of vocalist and guitarist Olivia ‘Liv’ Hally and Pepita ‘Pep’ Emmerichs on the violin and mandolin, the band formed after meeting in secondary school, having a shared interest in folk music. The band just released their debut album, Stadium Cake after a monumental couple of years, including an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, a performance at SXSW and two nominations for Best Folk Roots Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards.

On their second stint in the United States, the Melbourne duo stopped by The Cedar for a performance 7/12. Partway through their set, Pep exclaimed that they loved The Cedar, and it was evident that The Cedar loved them as well. This small-scale, seated show was perfect for the energy that the band brought as they were able to personally engage with their crowd while filling the space with their poppy folk music.

-Anna Schultz
Cedar Marketing and Content Intern