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Together with Drummer Finn, of half Dutch descend, Zoe Nichol and Rosie Jones played a very sweet, nice but most of all totally convincing show in Q-Bus, Leiden. From the get go, ''Train's Leaving' the two young woman stood there singing with a smile on their faces and the intention to have a good time while providing the audience one as well. In this Worry Dolls succeeded totally.
I had been drawn to the show by the album 'Go Get Gone' (read my review here: http://wonomagazine.blogspot.nl/2018/01/go-get-gone-worry-dolls-2.html). The harmonies and the way of playing sound so utterly nice that I could not resist going to Leiden once more. Of course on the album Worry Dolls is accompanied by Nashville musicians who ride from studio to studio to do their thing for scores of artists. The question was how does the duo translate this interpretation of its music into a live show?
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As an aside. Again I was taken by how haunted a banjo can sound. Just a few, slow played notes, some reverb and it's like walking around in a ghost house, with no idea what's up in store just behind the door.Worry Dolls use the effect sparingly but to great effect in its songs.
I thought that the album was good. Live Worry Dolls is a revelation. I can't tell you what more these two women need to play far bigger venues in this country and elsewhere soon. They have the songs, the music, the voices and the enthusiasm to capture audiences. Go, Worry Dolls!
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