The Dowling Poole

Thursday 7 September 2017
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

£9 in advance £12 on the door

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British group The Dowling Poole have announced their only three UK live dates this year. The band will be playing full electric shows at The Marr’s Bar in Worcester on Thursday the 7th of September, Holy Moly’s at Esquires in Bedford on Friday the 8th of September and The Borderline in London on Saturday the 9th of September.

“It is with immense joy and optimism that we set out to create a celebratory colourful alternative to the dark and sinister chain of events that we find ourselves confronting and dealing with on a daily basis”, says Jon Poole.

“Last year’s Dowling Poole gigs made us feel that there was a closer sense of unity of opposition to the status quo than I’d previously guessed at”, says Willie Dowling. “Both Jon and I are both really looking forward to the September gigs, and since they will be the only shows we’ll be playing this year, we’re hoping to see a good turn out of old and new friends of The Dowling Poole”.

The Dowling Poole are currently touring outside of the UK and working on their third studio album.


The Dowling Poole is formed by singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Willie Dowling and Jon Poole.
Their first album ‘Bleak Strategies’, released in 2014, was a Top 20 Indie album and with Mojo describing it as “A classic British rock album heavy on powerpop smarts 4/5”. Classic Rock magazine hailed the album as “one of the most gorgeously idiosyncratic records to emerge in years 9/10”.

Influenced by pop masters such as XTC, ELO, Blur, 10cc, The Kinks, The Beatles and more, The Dowling Poole – described by The Sun as “an awesome pairing 4.5/5”, have once more created an eclectic and contemporary sounding mix of semi-psychedelic pop, somehow quintessentially British-sounding, laced with harmonies and a multitude of influences from the best of 50 years of rock and popular music.

Top reviews for ‘One Hyde Park’
The Dowling Poole’s second album, ‘One Hyde Park’, was released in 2016: “It’s a great pop rock record – don’t miss out” 4 1/2 out of 5 – The Sun. “A uniquely brilliant creation from a breezily talented pair” – 9 out of 10 – Classic Rock. “Full of buoyant, melodic swot-rock smarts” – Mojo. “Quirky, clever and incredibly catchy” – Vive Le Rock. “Dowling and Poole continue to hit every button that matters; there has to be a place for beautiful music like this. One of the albums of this or any other year” 10 out for 10 – Powerplay Magazine. “One of the best pop albums you’ll hear all year” 4 1/2 out of 5 – Get Ready To Rock. “You’ll appreciate every ‘ba-ba’ and pop culture witticism. Highly recommended” 8 out of 10 – Powerpopaholic.

3 new EP’s
At the end of 2016 The Dowling Poole released three EP’s: ‘Deep Breath’, ‘Miles Checks Out’ and ‘Bright Spark’. Each EP features two live acoustic bonus tracks, which were originally recorded in their ‘full band’ versions, for the group’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Bleak Strategies’.

The Dowling Poole are currently working on their third studio album.

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