Something ‘brilliantly different’ is coming to town

A ‘genius’ band who have supported the likes of Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Stornoway are coming to Hemel on Friday.

‘Something brilliantly different’ is how Polly and the Billet Doux have been described and this is your chance to find out why at The Old Town Hall.

The band bring their harmony of country, blues, folk and gospel and Polly Perry’s exquisite voice to town.

Known for their flawless, energy filled performances, the band blend a ‘genius mix of folk, pop, rock n’ roll, soul, country blues and gospel’.

Their debut album in 2010 created a buzz that hasn’t stopped; reaching No. 21 in the indie charts, providing music sessions for Cerys Matthews and BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends.

They have also toured extensively on the festival scene as well as headline tours of the UK. Their visit to Hemel is quite a coup for the town and comes ahead of the release of their eagerly awaited second album “Money Tree”.

A spokesman said: “It’s going to be a big year for this vibrant, exciting and hugely promising band.”

The Independent reviewed the band, saying: “Polly And The Billets Doux deliver a twee sort of nostalgia (all upright bass and brushed snares)...it falls inside the right end of the Imelda May/Fairground Attraction spectrum.”

The Daily Mirror said: “From hot rocking thrills, to jazzy splendour to country darkness, the musical brief of Polly and the Billets Doux seems to be, if it sounds and feels good, go for it!”

The gig starts at 8pm and tickets cost £12, (£10 concession). To book call the box office on 01442 228091 or visit oldtownhall.co.uk