Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Choir Wails over as Doves Soar on; Electric Proms

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Choir Wails over as Doves Soar on; Electric Proms

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Byline: JOHN AIZLEWOOD

doves Roundhouse, NW1 HHH..

All things considered, last night was a good for one multiculturalism and dear old Doves did their bit by inviting the 30-strong london Bulgarian Choir to join them for a BBC Electric Prom that came frustratingly close to being one of 2009's great concert events.

the two camps were a delightful contrast: one being badly dressed post-punks with instruments to hand and two no 1 albums under their belts; the other neatly turned out traditionalists with only their voices to share and a CD available only on their web site or at concerts.

Once they started collaborating, the combination brought out the best of both, most staggeringly on the former instrumental Firesuite where band played and choir wailed over them, turning what had merely been a half-remembered album opener into an unforgettable tour de force. "they're giving me the tingles," cooed lead Dove Jimi goodwin afterwards. there were no dissenters. …

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