T&D Bigger Band - Hillingdon

Three Dunedin women crafting and singing superb acoustic folk music that expresses the whole range of human emotions. Plucked wood geetars, a double bass, with violin often accompanied by three part harmony. An endearing do it yourself smoke fired folk and rootsy release of down home fare. Including the spine tingling OUR LITTLE TOWN recalling the Aramoana tragedy as found on the WRITE SONGS compilation. As well as live favs CAFE IN PARIS (complete with piano accordion), the food festive lyrics of SOUL KITCHEN and the MICHELLE SHOCKED like SHE.

REVIEW
This album is named after street Dunedin where all three members of this all-women trio have lived at various times. T&D Bigger Band play rhythmic folk overlaid with three part harmony and tone of attitude, making 'Hillingdon' a rollicking good listen. The singing is the first thing you notice. The trio's voices weave in and around their melodies, sometimes coming together for a perfect three part harmony, other times splitting apart for wild call and response passages. On Lip Comes The Night guitarist Tracy Huirama Osborne's vocal has shades of early Joni Mitchell or own Mahinaarangi Tocker - a pure, clean yet bluesy voice which is backed up aby by Erin Morton and Deirdre Newall. The band show they are no slouches in the playing department either: Newall's double bass gets a good workout, especially on tracks like the note-bending SOunl Kitchen, and Morton's fiddle brightens up tracks like Travelling Life. The songs are embellished by percussion from Steve Cournane. 'Hillingdon' was recorded at Strawberry Sound with Tim Kitto and is out on Yellow Eye Records. Move to 'Hillingdon' Today. - Rolfe Davis

Price: $20.00



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She

Shortest Day

Up Comes the night

Soul Kitchen

Firetool

Mrs Gallen

Travelling Life

Cafe in Paris

Nitty Gritty

Our Little Town

Hillingdon

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