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GIG DIARY

Kris Dollimore

Sunday 22nd September 2013

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start

Tickets £12 in advance 
£13.50 on the door
Unreserved seating
 
 


During a career in music, spanning more than four decades, Kris Dollimore has graced some of the world’s greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists including The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri. He can also include Johnny Depp, David Bowie and Chrissie Hynde amongst his many admirers.

Kris took the decision to perform as a solo artist seven years ago and has toured relentlessly, travelling the length and breadth of the UK and Europe, earning a hard core following of loyal fans which is growing by the day. This is backed up by the stunning success of his first two albums, ‘02/01/1978’ and ‘Now Was The Time’, which both received glowing reviews from the music press both at home and abroad. His latest release ‘No Ghosts In This House’ is also attracting great critical acclaim.


His guitar skills have always been admired in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be, he has chosen a field where his playing is at its most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With a largely acoustic blues repertoire, precision playing is expected and delivered. 

Dollimore burns with a passion for his music and wants to bring it to as many people as possible. If you know Kris from his past life, don’t fear change. Follow Kris down new roads and you’ll feel all the richer for it.

On his third solo album, he returns to his first love, fashioning a collection of mostly acoustic blues that perfectly shows off the delicacy and dexterity of his guitar playing. The opening brace of Where I Belong and Worry drip with delta authenticity – Dollimore’s taut slide moves dancing around on the former, a vocal growl owing a debt to John Hiatt, but with the more plaintive voice of Robert Plant on the latter. Elsewhere, he’s in more frivolous mood on the jaunty ragtime of West Coast Blues and explores Latino motifs on Dias De Los Meurtos , with the same sense of space and atmosphere as Ry Cooder. 

‘Slide guitar and a voice full of so much passion’
Maverick Magazine


- Date Added 05/07/2013