POPULAR blues and rockabilly band The Dodge Brothers, are looking forward to their homecoming Christmas show at the Shelley Theatre tomorrow.

This year has seen the release of the band’s new album, Drive Train (recorded in Bournemouth) and also Mark Kermode, who plays double bass and is a well known film critic, released his new book, How Does It Feel? A Life Of Musical Misadventures. The last three chapters focus on The Dodge Brothers.

Guitarist and manager Aly Hirji sums up The Dodge Brother sound: “We don’t write new songs, we write old songs. Anyone who comes to see us, could think the songs originated during the 40s or 50s. Looking forward to sharing some of our festive songs Christmas Eve Will Kill You and Trim Your Tree.

“We have always picked and selected our gigs very carefully. The band members have different jobs, so the time together is precious. One is a lecturer, one is an editor, one is within the media. The time together and playing live is what we all treasure.”

Aly explains: “We have played at least once a year at Shelley Theatre and this sense of history in Dorset is something that we always enjoy being a part of.

“On a personal level, my wife went to the art college before it became the theatre that is here today. There is a connection in so many ways. The band all live nearby, we enjoy playing at Shelley Theatre and adds a bit more of an occasion as a Christmas show.”

To book your tickets, visit shelleytheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01202 413600