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Worry Dolls in Concert

Show Details

Presented by Worry Dolls

Performance date and time
Sunday, 6th October 2019
7:30 PM

Worry Dolls are a fabulous folk duo who have been making waves since their debut LP release ‘Go Get Gone’ in 2017. Whether playing festivals across the UK or supporting legends like Joan Armatrading on tour, they are consistently recognised as ones to watch with songs played on Radio 2 and BBC6 Music. Initially brought together at the tender age of 18 at an open mic night, their shared love of the Coen Brothers - as well as an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Sir Paul Macartney - led them to leave university together as the newly formed Worry Dolls. Theirs is a perfect marriage of skills: Zoe Nicol’s Irish-influenced voice contrasts perfectly with the fiery integrity of Rosie Jones’ vocals; Jones’ rhythmic guitar joins Nicol’s Earl Scruggs-style banjo and ukulele, while the two have honed their co-writing to an almost telepathically linked level. These days they add drums and sometimes piano to their live performances, all in all creating a rich and varied sound which is also known as ‘perfect harmony’ (The Sun). They take inspiration from classic Americana acts like the Dixie Chicks and yet the work is always underpinned by their tongue-in-cheek lyrics, never better displayed than in their ode to West End drag star, Jamie. It’s this combination of British cynicism blended with the starry-eyed American country tradition that has led to the many accolades thrown their way, including a nomination for ‘UK Song of the Year’ at the Americana Music Association UK awards. Their star is most certainly on the ascent so this would be a wonderful opportunity to hear Americana-influenced folk done right, right on your doorstep. ‘Zoe Nicol’s fleet banjo picking and warm, country tones weave into Rosie Jones’ grittier, pastoral-punk overtures on nostalgic songs of longing hearts and leaving trains.’ MOJO ‘Brilliantly quirky.’ The Huffington Post ‘Worry Dolls are going places.’ The Bluegrass Situation ‘It’s no secret that we think Worry Dolls are pretty special.’ For Folk’s Sake

'Worry Dolls combine a great sensibility of American Country music with their own English folk influences to create a warm and infectious sound.' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'Brilliantly quirky.' Huffington Post ★★★★ 'Terrific rootsy music.' BBC Radio 2 ★★★★★ Country Music Magazine ★★★★ The Sun

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Running time
90 min + interval

Audience Type

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£11.00 Standard / £5.50 Under 16

Other Ticket Information
Doors open 7pm. Bar and light refreshments.

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01526 322786

Available From
Sarah: 01526 322 786; Jean: 01526 320 810; Linda: 01526 323 833;

Additional Information
Licensed bar open from 7pm. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available. Car park.

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Reservable/general parking on site Designated parking Steps at entrance Ramped approach up to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England