Went to see Thomas Dolby at the Cutting Room a month ago with Frank Burrows. As Frank described it, “it wasn’t a a straight out concert, but a solo show with Dolby deconstructing some of his best-known songs. He told the story behind their creation while breaking down the structure- beats, chords, keyboard parts, and synth sounds, looping and layering them until he recreated the entire song which he then performed. He was very engaging, recounting a lot of personal and show-biz anecdotes in a very funny and self deprecating way.”
The show was opened by Dolby’s father in law, Jess Beller, 93-years young on piano, playing jazz standards with panache. Turns out he grew up in the Bronx, one block from where Frank did in Highbridge!
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