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Music, Fri 20 Dec 2019

Mister Dodo Bones & the One Eyed Jacks

Mister Dodo Bones & the One Eyed Jacks


Mister Dodo Bones and the One Eyed Jacks are back at Heart with a new album:

Taking Names review

Sometimes there’s that rare occurrence – an album which not only gets to the very DNA of its genre but radically mutates it into a new byways of innovation. Such is the case with Taking Names. With a mixture of new material and radical re-interpretations of lost classics this album taps into the deepest Mississippi Delta traditions of the blues but also offers a fresh new evolutionary stream of this perennial musical form.

This is a master-class in musical economy. Using sparse, stripped back arrangements purged of all extraneous frivolity, it paradoxically offers a wholesome fullness and completeness. All-encompassing, you might say.

But the unique magic alchemical ingredient which knits it altogether is that searing and soulful voice of Mr Dodo Bones, a voice so penetrating and delinquent you feel it’s only a stage away from being weaponised. Here we have a barbed-wire voice dipped in nitric acid which makes many modern voices sound like those of a warbling pre-pubescent choir boy. The timbre isn’t just gravelly but could probably be also used to grind rocks into aggregate.

This album is a rare gem in a world of conformity where the word integrity can rarely be applied. Here it most certainly can.

Tim Wyatt (author and broadcaster, October 2019)

Support from Lymon Willis and Friends, Gip Dammone Vinyl shake down !

Tickets £7/£5 available from HEART reception and online

On-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Fri 20 Dec 2019 20:00 to 00:00


Tickets £7/£5


Bennett Road,



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Map reference: SE 278360  Lat: 53.82032 Long: -1.57852

By car – access is only from North Lane, end of Bennett Road and NOT Otley Road. Limited on-street parking. Two disabled parking spaces are available on site.

By bus – regular buses run from Leeds city centre to Headingley, Otley Road. Brown Line 1 and Skyline 6 both stop opposite the Original Oak public house and also at the Arndale Centre. Both are only a minutes walk from HEART.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley station


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