Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Can't Believe It's Been So Long. Dido Steps Back Up to the Stage

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

I Can't Believe It's Been So Long. Dido Steps Back Up to the Stage

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IT was an audience of just 100 at the private members' bar in Mayfair.

But Dido's first live show in four and a half years was a huge step on her journey back to the charts. The 41-year-old took time off after her third album Safe Trip Home in 2008 before starting work on her fourth, but was delayed further by the birth of her first son, Stanley, in July 2011. She made a triumphant return at the Arts Club in Mayfair, playing tracks from her forthcoming record, Girl Who Got Away. Dido told the Standard: "I can't believe it's been so long. I suppose it is a comeback but it didn't really feel like I'd been away once I got up there. You don't realise you miss it until you get up there and it's like, 'Oh, I love doing this'." Her baby is the first with husband, writer Rohan Gavin. The family live in north London. Dido added: "I was doing all the vocals while I was pregnant. …

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