There is something undeniably captivating about Digby and the Lullaby. Perhaps it’s their introspective honesty and uncomplicated melodies. Or perhaps it’s the fact that their journey as a singer-songwriter duo swept them off their own feet and down the aisle. Most fans and critics, however, think it’s simply that these two complement each other perfectly.
Rouchelle Hubsch (on piano and lead vocals), and Darren Peens (on guitar and backing vocals) have cast their indie-folk spell on mesmerized audiences from Cape Town to New York. Their debut album ‘The Somewhere Wind’ is an independently funded labour of love that took two years to make. Produced in New York by Kieran Kelly, the album features world renowned musicians Rob Calder on bass and Mason Ingram on drums, delicate string arrangements, and South Africa’s own Farryl Purkiss on backing vocals on the track ‘Sweet Starry Night’.
“We wanted to make good art,” says Darren. “We wanted to create something that was beautiful.” Rouchelle adds, “It’s an honest album, both sonically and lyrically. We really opened ourselves up and laid our souls bare in a journey that became us, became this album.”
Digby and the Lullaby have a flair for intimate performances, and single out the theatre as their favourite venue to play. “Theatres are irresistible” says Rouchelle. “It makes our connection with the audience so real and tangible.”
Fans and indie/folk lovers will be happy to hear that Digby and the Lullaby will be on the road to introduce the album in November. The Somewhere Wind Tour will travel to Cape Town, Durban, PE and Jeffreysbay.
Miss something else, don’t miss Digby and the lullaby” – Graham Ward, Drummer – Tom Jones, Paul McCartney.
“Haunting, achingly beautiful – at once melancholic and uplifting – music to grab your ears and your heart…highly recommended!” – Lance du Plessis, Algoa FM presenter.
AlexanderBar and Theatre, Cape Town
Thursday 31 October
Venue Address: 76 Strand Street, 8001 Cape Town
Bookings: 021 300 1088 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhumbelow Theatre, Durban
8, 9 and 10 November.
Bookings Roland Stansell Tel: (031) 205-7602 Cell: 082-499-8636
Address: The Rhumbelow Shellhole, Cunningham Road (off Bartle Road) Umbilo
Potters Place, Jeffreys Bay
Wed 13 November
The Old Cash Store, Port Elizabeth
11 and 12 November
Bookings: 041 366 1211
Studio 7 (Cape Town)
OFFICIAL CAPE TOWN ALBUM LAUNCH
Wed 20 November:
Bookings Patrick 0833993334
31 November, SAT 10:00AM – 11:00AM MARSHALL MUSIC FREESTYLE STAGE
The Mahongany Room, Cape Town.
Wed 6 November
Bookings 076 679 2697
Address: 79 Buitenkant st, 8001 Cape Town
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