The Arbor Doves

Live Act Rock ’n’ Roll Americana Alt-Country Country
The Arbor Doves - Rock ’n’ Roll Americana Alt-Country Country Live Act in Kettering

The Arbor Doves Short Info

With the Arbor Doves it’s not about an image. Not self-mythology. Not the latest scene or the most convenient label. But rather it all boils down to the unique power of a great song to restore souls and spirits and lift them up.
The Arbor Doves are: singer/guitarist Rory O’Neill and guitarist Andy Odom; Lee Spence brings colour and texture to them on guitar and lap-steel; bassist Dave Tatnell and drummer Tobi Ripley add propulsion.
Listening to the full sweep of it might make one think of the windswept harmonies of the Eagles or the Byrds; the loose-limbed chugga-chugga of the Stones in their early-‘70s vintage; such heart-on-sleeve troubadours as Steve Earle and Garth Brooks. Its depths and nooks and crannies are revealed more with each listen.
But the rub of it is this: The Arbor Doves' music is ageless and boundless. It is a sound that articulates heartbreak and loss and soars to redemption. It is the sound of wide-open vistas and of bruised prairie skies; of a ribbon highway running to a distant horizon where the sun kisses the land orange and gold.
Both O’Neill – who grew up being weaned on country music by his parents’ Irish show-band and wanting to be Elvis – and Odom – a teenage Stones and Zeppelin freak who took the name of the band from the opening line of a poem written by his late father – have been working at their craft for years. It shows in every heart-tugging melody and iridescent chorus. It is sewn into the fabric of O’Neill’s hard-won lyrics and Odom's loose but immaculately crafted riffs. 
The songs are all for the Arbor Doves. And they speak volumes.

With the Arbor Doves it’s not about an image. Not self-mythology. Not the latest scene or the most convenient label. But rather it all boils down to the unique power of a great song to restore souls and spirits and lift them up.
The Arbor Doves are: singer/guitarist Rory O’Neill and guitarist Andy Odom; Lee Spence brings colour and texture to them on guitar and lap-steel; bassist Dave Tatnell and drummer Tobi Ripley add propulsion.
Listening to the full sweep of it might make one think of the windswept harmonies of the Eagles or the Byrds; the loose-limbed chugga-chugga of the Stones in their early-‘70s vintage; such heart-on-sleeve trouba...

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1,212 Plays
103 Follower

Origin

  • Kettering GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Rory O'Neill Lead Vox / Guitar
  • Andy Odom Guitar / BV's
  • Lee Spence Guitar, Lap steel, pedal steel, Mandolin
  • David Tatnell Bass
  • Tobi Ripley Drums

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