PEI’s Ariel Sharratt and Mathias Kom are the lead duo behind the band The Burning Hell, and have released two albums of folk songs under their own names. Their most recent release Never Work (2020) was a collection of contemporary labour songs about the gig economy, automation, and rebellious digital assistants. With The Burning Hell, Sharratt & Kom have toured extensively internationally and appeared frequently in session on BBC Radio; at festivals such as Glastonbury and Mariposa, and have claimed an unofficial world record for performing ten concerts in ten countries in 24 hours. Their joyful, witty story-songs celebrating underdogs and imagined worlds have earned them a loyal fanbase throughout the world and have been critically praised in The Globe and Mail, Rolling Stone Germany and Uncut. This is their first performance in Eastern PEI.
“He’s our Randy Newman and Cole Porter rolled into one, with one eye on the coming apocalypse and another on the neck of his ukulele.” – The Globe and Mail
“Canada’s The Burning Hell write the kind of literate, funny, catchy songs that make you want to learn all the words and shout them passionately back in their faces.” – Drowned in Sound