Monday, July 17, 2006


The “Grove” in Leeds, was at its foot-tapping best, as The Durbervilles appeared in Leeds for the first time in many months. As ever with this band, expectations are always high and the band never disappoints its loyal following. The enjoyment displayed by each band member, gives their gigs a party atmosphere while also providing evidence of how highly accomplished they each are as musicians. With two highly acclaimed CDs behind them, “Striving to be reasonable” and “The ballpark of expectation”, work is now at an advanced stage for a third album. New tracks off the forthcoming CD included “The Queens Train” and “No Not Tonight” which worked well between such Durbervilles classics as, “Cracking Edge”, “Door to Door Man” and “Back Street Hollywood”. The band consisting of lead singer Lee Walsh, Drummer Mark Boyce, Bass Guitarist Jayne Belcher, Accordian player Gus Taylor and the multi-talented David Crickmore, have a very special feel and quality woven into their music, which sends the appreciative audience home with a spring in their step, and many a good song running through their heads.