“[Their] full and eclectic mix of sounds results in a modern string quartet capable of incredible delicacy—folk, jazz manouche, Latin and other genres subtly shine through their quiet dynamic, which calls for the listener’s church-like reverence, preferably under candlelight.”
— Spokane Coeur d'Alene Magazine
Heat Speak is an orchestral folk ensemble from Spokane, Washington. They use eclectic instrumentation and impassioned poetics to create a unique blend of indie folk and gipsy fusion.
Led by singer-songwriter, Dario Ré on guitar, piano, ukulele and vocals, core members include: Phil Pintor on violin, mandolin and piano; Michael Starry on upright bass; Andie Daisley on backing vocals; Caroline Bickford on cello and Zack Zuniga on percussion.
Live shows often feature a floating cast of local musicians. Regulars include Tim Gales on mandocello, cello and vocals; and Patrick Culbertson on guitars, violin, mandolin and vocals.