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Sat, 29 Apr


The Blue Lamp

Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham Unplugged Aberdeen

DOZ and LEE are coming to Scotland! Aberdeen is the 4th of 5 dates live and unplugged. Good music, good chat, good people! With very special support from Liz Jones

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Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham Unplugged Aberdeen
Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham Unplugged Aberdeen

Time & Location

29 Apr 2023, 19:00

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU, UK


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''Quirky esoteric singer-songwriter with a bluesy twist''  ''Highly Entertaining''

You may do a double-take if you see Doris Brendel and her producer and guitarist Lee Dunham in a folk club with a couple of acoustic guitars. The pair have been gracing O2 venues across the country with their full electric band and have embarked on several European tours with both Wishbone Ash and former Marillion frontman Fish over the last few years...

Unwilling to go quietly when COVID stamped a huge boot on their tour plans, Doris and Lee have decided that some ‘unplugged’ shows will be their chosen direction of travel until the next big tour in 2024. It may not be the theatrical pomp and melodic prog rock of the full band shows, but their acoustic set has been described as “esoteric singer-songwriter with bluesy twist meets charismatic chat and humour” - indeed some of the songs like ‘Today I Sold Myself on Ebay’ and ‘Passport to Peckham’ have an ear-worm quality that makes them very hard to forget.

Doris and Lee are currently recording their 5th studio album together, but the singer has an incredible 17 albums to her name, not to mention a vast catalogue of session work. The daughter of famed classical pianist Alfred Brendel, her distinctive vocals were the driving force behind 1990s alt-rockers The Violet Hour, who were signed to Sony when they released their now revered, classic album ‘The Fire Sermon’ in 1991.

Doris has worked with some notable artists over the years, including Alvin Lee, Gary Moore, Sam Brown, Joe Brown and Herbie Flowers, and has toured extensively with Marillion as well as Nils Lofgren, John Farnham and Steve Marriott. She was also invited to sing with Pink Floyd on the Great Gig in the Sky tour, but had to decline due to already-contracted tour commitments. She recently sang backing vocals on Fish’s acclaimed album ‘Weltschmerz’.

Earmarked to join Doris and Lee in Scotland is song-writer Liz Jones, originally from South London & Cumbria, who has landed a creative base in Edinburgh working beside celebrated & internationally toured musicians on her original music. A singer also in the roots rock & blues worlds, most known for a hybrid soothing and raucous “voice that could wake the dead”.

Wry, idiosyncratic, often challenging and personal lyrics fuelled by sexuality, atheism and a ‘peace & love’ hippy spirit, performed in a, ‘whichever way the wind blows’ style. Jones has been bizarrely compared vocally to both Dusty Springfield and Janis Joplin! Several new releases are expected in 2022, after the first single ‘Mother Earth’, debuted on BBC Radio Scotland.

Liz holds her own with a simple ‘pluck’n’roll’ rhythm guitar style and a voice with a power and tone you really don’t expect. But the biggest strength is the natural spirit of her performance. Determined delivery combined with a real, un-polished voice.

Come and see both artists this April to be amazed and entertained in a series of intimate venues across Scotland.

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