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Update: My Interview with “Doves” at Bestival 2009 (+Vids & Pics)
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(This page now includes links to a review & performance of Doves’ Electric Proms on Oct. 22, 09)

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This is up there as one of my fav interviews – it’s FIF (fun & informative & flows naturally). Ok I just made that term up but that’s what it was!!

While ‘officially’ the interview in their dressing room is with guitarist Jez Williams (half of the Williams brothers in the band), at times Andy Williams pops in to the room and answers questions (and changing his clothes!), while lead Jimi Goodwin does special appearances – chatting & eventually opening a beer bottle cause Jez cant find the opener after trying the trick (albeit unsuccessfully) to open the bottle using top of another one. Check the pics for all the antics.. 🙂 . It was quite the busy place, that dressing room…

I should have known it instinctively — but it really was Elbow’s Pete Turner during our recent Elbow interview who confirmed Doves like to have a good time, and actually end up having an even *better time when their Manc buddies Elbow are also around – as was the case at Bestival.

While the interview was going on, Elbow were still down at the stage, prepping to go on soon, but already Doves were back on the Artists compound, maxin out relaxin’. With the fun they were having in front of me already, I could only imagine how it was going to be once Elbow finished their set a couple of hrs later…. ohh to have seen them all in action!!

It was a pretty long interview (thank you Jez,Andy,Jimi). Some of what we discussed is:
– how one Glasto almost ended Doves, and their fav Glasto
– what it’s like to be back out on the festival circuit after 3yrs
– what John Peel thought of Doves
– how Doves can be viewed by North Americans
– Andy’s wedding vows
– what he thinks of their music & how “Some Cities” differs from the other CDs
– their Canadian visits and his fav Canadian city
– Electric Proms in October live gig with Bulgarian Choir for BBC (Performance (not viewable in Canada). BBC Review)
– Jimi, Andy and Jez each going off and doing their own thing before CD 5
– And their views of the changing landscape of music
Note: there’s swearing (in case that’s a problem!).

More on “Bestival 2009”: Tara O’s Review/Pics/Vids/Interviews

More Artist Interviews with Tara O.

Doves Vids & Pics:

From Doves (Bestival 2009 Show & Tara O. Interview Pics, Video)

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Lead Jimi Goodwin

Lead Jimi Goodwin

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Jez Wiliams

Jez Wiliams

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brother Andy Williams

brother Andy Williams

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CHECK MY BESTIVAL DOVES INTERVIEW at: TARAOWEB.COM/BLOG/INTERVIEWS    At the interview, Andy pops his head in to their trailor during the interview & answers some questions

CHECK MY BESTIVAL DOVES INTERVIEW at: TARAOWEB.COM/BLOG/INTERVIEWS At the interview, Andy pops his head in to their trailor during the interview & answers some questions

Andy starts changing (right there!) while asking Jez some Qs

Andy starts changing (right there!) while asking Jez some Qs

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Jez deep in thought over one of my Qs!

Jez deep in thought over one of my Qs!

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Jez offers a beer but there's no opener! So to no avail he tries the trick of popping it off using another bottle top!

Jez offers a beer but there’s no opener! So to no avail he tries the trick of popping it off using another bottle top!

Jimi approaches to get a laugh in on his GB and uses an opener...

Jimi approaches to get a laugh in on his GB and uses an opener…

and here we see the bottle top go flying....

and here we see the bottle top go flying….

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