The Booking Hall presents:
DODGY with support from SKIES
Dodgy + SKIES
Entry Requirements: 16+ (ID Required)
Dodgy are an English pop rock band who first formed in 1990, they were only together for seven years the first time around but in that time they managed to sell over a million records worldwide, release three albums and enjoy 12 Top 40 singles, including 'Staying Out For The Summer', 'In A Room', 'If You’re Thinking Of Me' and the Top 5 hit 'Good Enough' - still a staple of radio playlists around the world.
They came back from hiatus in 2012 with a real bang with the critically acclaimed Stand Upright In A Cool Place, so good that it prompted The Word magazine to declare that “ they’ve just made the album of their career”.
Four years later they came back even stronger with a new album, What Are We Fighting For on Cherry Red Records. It was such a success that Chris Evans had the much loved brit pop act on his Radio 2 Breakfast show and the Simon Mayo Radio 2 Drivetime show had them in for a key session. Also radio legend Rob Da Bank asked the band to headline the MainStage at Bestival, which echoed the sort of acclaim the band got when they played a 90 minute set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1997.
Gigs and festival appearances have always been a crucial part of the Dodgy experience, for many they are the perfect festival band. The band have performed at most festivals worth their salt, such as Bestival, Isle of Wight, Camp Bestival, V Festival, Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Wychwood, Kendal Calling and many more across the UK and Europe.
Dodgy are rare in that all the original members Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller are still in the band, now supplemented by new boy, Stu Thoy on bass.
"OUT OF THIS WORLD" - Clash
"HUGE CHORUSES" - Punktastic
"UNDOUBTABLE EUPHORIC ANTHEMS" - TMRW
Folkestone, Kent, isn’t necessarily the first place that would come to mind as the hometown of one of the UK’s most exciting new acts.
Handpicking elements of rock, pop & emo in equal measure, SKIES first made their mark on the scene in late 2015. Produced by Oz Craggs (Mallory Knox/Neck Deep/Feed The Rhino), the release of their debut EP 'If You Feel Like It' saw the band pick up support across the board, from the likes of Punktastic, Already Heard & Clash, to Q, TMRW & Maximum Pop.
The turning point for the band arguably was ‘Drone’; a track released in 2016 that became an instant favourite at radio, with fans and bloggers alike. The single went on to garner significant BBC Radio 1 support from Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, whilst becoming firm favourites with BBC Introducing in Kent.
The band brought 2016 to a close with their debut London headline show at a packed out Camden Assembly and kicked off 2017 with a sold out hometown show at Folkestone Quarterhouse on the opening night of their debut UK headline tour.
'Afterwards' is the first track to be released from their upcoming second EP.
SKIES are Alie Cotter (vocals/guitar) & Jericho Tozer (drums/vocals/synths).