Film critic brings his rock'n'rollers to Penzance
MARK KERMODE - BBC and Observer film critic - has been very vocal in his love for Cornwall; he makes regular appearances at The Plaza cinema in Truro, presenting his favourite films.
But now The Culture Show presenter is visiting the county in a different guise. The Dodge Brothers, the skiffle’n’blues band in which he plays double bass and harmonica, perform at The Acorn, Penzance, on Saturday, November 9.
Formed at the turn of the century, The Dodge Brothers divide their time between playing raucous gigs (from pubs to festivals) and providing live accompaniment to silent cinema.
The band will be playing tunes from their third album, The Sun Set, recorded over two nights at legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, the birth-place of rock'n'roll.
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Kermode alongside Mike Hammond (vocals, guitar), Aly Hirji (guitar, mandolin) and Al Hammond (drums, washboard) worked with engineer Matt Ross-Spance, who learned his trade from Sun founder Sam Phillips.
The Sun Set was recorded using old-school techniques which date back to the original recordings of Elvis, Little Junior Parker, and Jerry Lee Lewis; open mikes, no headphones, no separation, with instruments, percussion and vocals all recorded live in single takes.
The album presents original compositions - according to the Dodge maxim that "we don’t write new songs, we write old songs". Ranging from slap-back rockabilly of Singled Out to the melancholic ballad of Wildflower, the tunes combine the Dodge Brothers’ long-standing interest in death, booze, transport and silent cinema. Cover artwork is once again provided by the Dodge’s fifth member Jules Balme, whose credits include working with The Clash, Madness, Pete Townshend and Imelda May.
For tickets see www.crbo.co.uk