OBT (Oakes, Bews, Thorpe) came together in early 2016 to explore Scottish traditional music alongside contemporary arrangement ideas from world and popular music. Lush strings, driving rhythm and intricate melody playing on fiddle, 5-string fiddle, Nylon String Guitar and Wooden Flute. OBT bring with them a huge range of experience. Dan (Thorpe) and Jon (Bews) both experts in Scottish traditional dance music with impressive classical pedigree. Jon is also frequently in demand in the contemporary music scene playing with James Yorkston and the Last Battle. Tom (Oakes) (a virtuoso flautist as well as guitarist) comes from the Irish music world but also composes everything from electronic soundscapes to string quintets and theatre scores.