Supporting Sam Bailey
Eventim Apollo Hammersmith 16th Feb 2015
A support act for a show always have a difficult task; They have to warm up the audience in preparation for the main show; They are usually unknown so have a short time in which to engage with the audience, showcase their material and hopefully gain some new followers. On both counts DoD definitely rose to
the challenge and succeeded. With their vibrant retro country image and folk soul music they owned the stage and were fantastic to see live, the only disapointment with their set is that it was too short! (The curse of the support act!).
Soul Sisters Adrienne and Fern work damn hard and the audience at Hammersmith appears responsive to their music. They are refreshingly different, with only a guitar, occasional ukulele and a cajon to create their musical world, but it's their blood harmonies that really embellish the music. Their songs are pretty good too with plenty of depth and inspiration to be drawn from their music. Footsteps, Down By The River, British Soul are all great tracks and lyrically advanced, but it's their cover of Michael Jacksons Billie Jean that really wins the crowd over. The girls have already had a fair amount of exposure on BBC Radio 2 and are gathering a sizeable fan base. It's only a matter of time before they are headlining shows of their own.