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Thu 22 November

ZZ The Dodge Brothers

Drive Train Tour + Mark Kermode book signing

”These guys play with dust in their Levis and the road their hearts”.

We are delighted to announce that The Dodge Brothers are performing songs from their long-awaited new album and bringing their exuberant hybrid of country blues, rockabilly, jugband and skiffle to The Electric Palace.

This special Bridport gig comes hot on the heels of their London album launch in late September.

WATCH the special message for Bridport from Mark Kermode and the band:

For their third studio album, The Dodge Brothers returned to Active Music on the South Coast where they recorded fifteen tracks in May and June of 2018. After the stripped-down ethos of The Sun Set, Drive Train presents a more ambitious cinematic landscape, with songs ranging from tender ballads to ragged rockabilly via piratical folk-tunes and drunken lullabies.


  • Introduction from Mark Kermode talking about his new book, How Does It Feel?
  • Interval
  • Dodge Brothers Gig
  • Book signing with Mark Kermode


WH Smith will be here to sell copies of the book

The Dodge Brothers are renowned for playing the hell out of classic Americana.

Described as “wonderful stuff” by Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris, they play an exuberant hybrid of country blues, rockabilly, jugband and skiffle.

Firmly rooted in these traditions The Dodge Brothers bring to them a freshness that has feet stomping and hands clapping from California to Cropredy, from the Mississippi to the New Forest. Their songs feature vocal virtuosity and heartfelt harmonies underpinned by joyous guitars, thumping double bass and rattlin’ snare and washboard.

The Dodge Brothers features Mike Hammond (guitars, lead vocals, banjo), Mark Kermode (bass, harmonica, vocals), Aly Hirji (guitars, mandolin, vocals) and Alex Hammond (washboard, snare drum, percussion).

”Churchhouse Blues”

”Memphis Tenesee”

The Dodge Brothers’ music has an authentically American tang – lead guitarist/vocalist Mike Hammond was raised in Alabama and his youthful musical travels took him all over the southern and western USA – but with a strong British perspective.

READ MORE about The Dodge Brothers


A Life Of Musical Misadventures

The hilarious, self-deprecating, blissfully nostalgic memoir of adored film critic Mark Kermode’s riotous attempts to become a popstar.

Before the Dodge Brothers gig kicks off, Mark (The Observer chief film critic and band member) will be talking about his new book with a book signing post gig.

READ MORE about the book


Oh boy! A rocking whirlwind of a tale. People get into bands originally for the sheer love of the life and the music. Few manage to retain that dizzying adolescent crush like Mark Kermode

Danny Baker


Thu 22 November




£18.50 adv / £20 door