Dream Team Double Header – Darlingside and Robert Plant

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Well, this is Songkick’s suggestion for a great night out with two artists vying for the top spot on the billing. It might look like an odd pairing – Darlingside being the complete masters of vocal harmonies and gentle melodies and Robert Plant perhaps more associated with the loud end of the spectrum.  But he has his quieter moments as well – the Allison Kraus albums of course, but also portions of his solo work.  And Robert Plant is hardly a stranger to the folkier end of the spectrum – he’ll be taking part in the Bert Jansch 80th birthday gig at the Southbank Centre where he’ll be rubbing shoulders with… well just about everyone.  Except for Darlingside.

So let’s imagine how it’d go down – realistically Darlingside have to go on first but they are such on-stage charmers that they are going to be a hard act to follow.  Doubtless they’ll include ‘Lindisfarne‘ in their set as a little nod to Plant’s interest in British mysticism and Robert Plant… well, he’s surely going to go with being a complete contrast to the beautifully mannered Darlingside.  No doubt he’ll be borrowing  Nigel Tufnel’s speakers…

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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David D Harper

Both the Robert Plant and the Darlingside albums are spectacular musical adventures in nieumuzic and progressive crossover music styles. Rock on!