Or, I Love You, But Everything's Under Water


Two towns, one rich and one poor, stand separated by a narrow strip of ocean. When the borders close and ships stop sailing between them, two lovers are left stranded on either side. Unphased, Leander takes to swimming across the channel to meet Hero, guided by the light of the lighthouse where she lives. But the jealous and vengeful Hephaestus, carrying an ancient grudge, plots to separate them with a flood like neither town has ever seen.

We all know this will probably end badly. But just maybe, this time, it will turn out different…

Hero & Leander features six multi-instrumentalist performing a variety of folk, indie, sea shanties and choral music in this new cross between concept album and gig-theatre. Touring with its own bandstand Hero & Leander creates a unique atmosphere wherever it goes from music venues to festivals and village greens to theatre gardens.

“It is huge fun, accessible, varied, energetic and touching, telling an oft-told, ancient story with passion and honesty”

The Fine Times Recorder