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The Dowling Poole - live dates in May

Press Release   •   May 02, 2016 21:19 BST

The Dowling Poole, the British pop group formed by singer-songwriting duo Willie Dowling and Jon Poole, are playing three full electric live shows in May. 12 May - Evesham, Iron Road. 13 May - Bedford, Esquires, Holy Moly's - downstairs. 14 May - London, Borderline

"This will be the first time ever we play as a full electric band, outside of doing a live session a couple of years ago for the Marc Riley radio show on BBC6 Music", says Willie Dowling. "For the three May shows we are joined by Andy Lewis on bass, Givvi Flynn on vocals and acoustic guitar, and Elliot Vaughan on drums, who has stepped in at the last moment to save the day, following a minor crisis trying to find someone to fill the drum chair".

"We are very excited to play live again", says Jon Poole. "The set will contain songs from our debut album 'Bleak Strategies' and our brand new album 'One Hyde Park'. We feel that it's a strong set of songs and we're very much looking forward to meeting old and new friends of The Dowling Poole".

Tickets available here.

Exclusive competition

Everyone who comes to the May gigs in Evesham, Bedford and London will get the chance to win one of the two signed masks that Jon and Willie wore during the videos and photographs for 'Bleak Strategies'. Sign up at the merchandise desk at each gig to have a chance of winning. 

Top reviews for 'One Hyde Park'

The Dowling Poole's new album 'One Hyde Park' went straight to number 13 in the UK Indie Breakers chart, and is being played on a number of radio stations worldwide, while receiving glorious reviews in the press, including:

Classic Rock: "A uniquely brilliant creation from a breezily talented pair" 9 out of 10

Powerplay Magazine: “Dowling and Poole continue to hit every button that matters; there has to be a place for beautiful music like this. One of the albums of this or any other year.” 10 out of 10

Mojo: “Full of buoyant, melodic swot-rock smarts.” 

Vive Le Rock: "Quirky, clever and incredibly catchy".

The Sun: "It’s a great pop rock record – don’t miss out." 4 1/2 out of 5.

About The Dowling Poole

The Dowling Poole is formed by singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Willie Dowling and Jon Poole. Their first album 'Bleak Strategies' was a Top 20 Indie album and with Mojo describing it as “A classic British rock album heavy on powerpop smarts 4/5”. Classic Rock magazine hailed the album as “one of the most gorgeously idiosyncratic records to emerge in years 9/10”; and the new release ‘One Hyde Park’ is just as beguiling.

Influenced by pop masters such as XTC, ELO, Blur, 10CC, The Kinks, The Beatles and more, The Dowling Poole – described by The Sun as “an awesome pairing 4.5/5”, have once more created an eclectic and contemporary sounding mix of semi-psychedelic pop, somehow quintessentially British-sounding, laced with harmonies and a multitude of influences from the best of 50 years of rock and popular music.

The Dowling Poole links

Interview with Jon Poole in Get Ready To Rock

Band website:





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