DOLLYman

I’m in the punk-jazz group DOLLYman,  along with Kerry Andrew, Lucy Mulgan, James Lindsay and Pat Moore. We sometimes write pieces together or group improvise. Usually we each bring a piece for us all to play. I have written ‘Poke’, ‘Jam’, ‘Toast’, ‘After Dark’, ‘No Reason’, ‘Scherzo’, and the ‘234567’ Suite. For the Have Yourself A DOLLY DOLLY Christmas EP, I arranged/composed ‘There’s A Good King’, and ‘Through The Snow’.

We describe ourselves as a joyfully anarchic jazz/classical/pop collective, taking in jazz leanings, free improvisation, adventurous classical and delicately weird rock.

Time Out says: ‘Fractious Mingus-informed punky jazz quartet offers broken themes full of menace and mischief. Possibly what Tom Waits’ band might sound like after he’s popped out for a smoke. (A) compellingly odd stew of sounds…’

Tom Robinson, who picked our piece ‘SilentBleakManger’ to be played on his Afterhour live BBC 6Music show, and Mixtape show on BBC Introducing in December 2013, said ‘It’s an astonishing piece of music – the most harmonically complex and subtle mashup it’s ever been my pleasure to encounter.’

And The Guardian says ‘eclectic punk-jazz… DOLLYman splice jazz, pop and classical music in ways that have been likened to a fractious Portico Quartet

We have played many gigs including a residency at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton, the Spice of Life in Soho, London, and the Vortex in Dalston, plus radio play on BBC 6Music on The Tom Robinson Show and BBC Introducing.

We have released an album and 2 Eps:

Ponderous Skiffle Rubbish (2015)

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Have Yourself A DOLLY DOLLY Christmas (2012)

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DOLLYman – EP (2011)

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