Dodo Bones

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We play songs. Some are our’s. Some are other people’s.

Hatching in early 2009, DodoBones have since been attracting attention with raw and heartfelt lyrics and seducing vocals that coarse and delicately line the pulsing and gritty sound of acoustic guitar, double bass, cajon and percussion.

Starting as a busking duo, within their first year together, they had played and busked across Ireland, Spain, Gibraltar, France, The Netherlands and Belgium.

Since then they have spent the last six years tirelessly gigging – you name it, they’ve probably done it. And that is where they met the boys…

The band, who’s music has been described as ‘wood rock’ (sparked by their combination of natural acoustic instruments and forceful powerhouse performances) now features Stephen Patmore on guitar (and some sporadically placed lovely man vocals and spoken word) and his lady, Robbyn Snow, on the main mic, joined by their good friends Ian ‘Bass Tart’ Newman on double bassist, Mark ‘Flash’ Gordon on cajon, acoustic drums and percussion, and Paul Eccentric on washboard and… pots’n’pans.

DodoBones have just launched their third studio album (4 February 2015), ‘Distracted’ which you can find on iTunes or buy from the band directly – just drop us a message!

Gig experiences includes:

  • Countless venues, nights, bars, pubs, private functions and restaurants across the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Gibraltar and The Netherlands, as well as being regular faces at local venues such as The Horns in Watford
  • Festivals – Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Rickmansworth Canal Festival, Fete (Villardonnel, France) Strawberry Fair, Rock in the Priory, Maidenhead Festival, Chorleywood Festival, Waterside Festival, World Picnic, Stony Stratford Open Gardens, Hemel Hempstead Bandstand Marathon, Herts Pride, numerous beer, cider and wine festivals, as well as their home town’s own, Music on the Moor, plus more;
  • BBC, regional and local radio stations interviews and live sessions
  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage’s Spring Fair
  • Jimmy’s Farm
  • Cambridge Rock Festival (supporting The Animals!)
  • Finalists in the Indie Label ‘Be Somebody’ Competition 2015
  • Numerous charity events, including a 12 hour Gig-a-Thon, which raised almost £2,000 for Save the Children, and in 2013, released a Christmas single with local band, The Caution Horses, which raised over £200 for Shelter