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About the event
Dodgy started life 27 years ago. In that time they released 6 albums, countless singles, toured the World, criss-crossed the UK, as well as managing to take a well earned break for 10 years. Now, back in action, Dodgy continue to release critically acclaimed music and perform live to thousands of people every year.
This September, Dodgy shake out, away from the festival season, with Dodgy Acoustic at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth. In this intimate show, Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Stu Thoy will perform stripped back versions of Dodgy classics, delving into the Dodgy vaults and unearthing forgotten gems and the most requested songs from recent critically acclaimed albums Stand Upright In A Cool Place and the current album What Are We Fighting For. Delivering songs with stories of life on the road – stories from one of the UK’s most active touring bands.
“Dodgy have always loved acoustic shows, the songs are written and rehearsed in acoustic format but they rock and we are loud – this is a chance to hear the songs in their Melodic, Harmonious Glory!” – Nigel Clark
The first time round, Dodgy sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including ‘Staying Out For The Summer’, ‘In A Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking Of Me’ and the Top 5 hit ‘Good Enough’ – still a staple of the radio playlists. They sold out the Brixton Academy for three nights in a row and were awarded an unprecedented 90-minute Saturday evening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1997 just before Radiohead.
‘What Are We Fighting For’, the fifth album from the original Dodgy line-up was released on Cherry Red Records to amazing reviews and was the first collection of new material since their critically acclaimed reunion album, ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’ in 2012. It was also the first album to feature new member Stu Thoy on bass and vibes who joined the band to help them tour the last album and has managed to hang on in there ever since.
On release of the album in September, the band secured a session on the Chris Evans Radio 2 Breakfast show; the Simon Mayo Radio 2 Drivetime show, playing the exclusive of the title track from the album + a session with the legendary Bob Harris.
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