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Call Me Jolene at The Green Door Store

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Call Me Jolene Green Door Store

Call Me Jolene at The Green Door Store, Brighton.

Last Sunday my friends and I enjoyed a set by one of my favourite Brighton bands, Call Me Jolene, part of an eclectic line-up of acts playing at The Green Door Store.

Following an afternoon watching The Dark Crystal, it was an appropriately magical evening. We arrived just in time to catch the preceding band, Das Fenster, an edgy little collective fronted by German singer Eva Katharina and recommended to us by Call Me Jolene’s Martin Rossiter. Well worth a listen and if I could recommend just one of their songs it would be Devil Song.

Call Me Jolene began with their emotion-filled Last Song, a sad and beautiful little number that singer Sophie Pointer delivers in haunting fashion, ably backed up by music that moves your heart. The audience was instantly captivated, and remained so for the rest of the Call Me Jolene set.

Call Me Jolene Sophie

Sophie delivers haunting vocals.

The musical heritage of these tracks is clear. They are expertly put together and delivered in a style that captures you and pulls you in. Among other highlights were Red, Blonde and Blue – the first Call Me Jolene song I ever heard, and was taken by straight away – and their famous/infamous 007 song, written for a James Bond film. If it were ever to become the theme tune to a 007 adventure, I might even manage to sit through a whole Bond movie.

I named Call Me Jolene as ‘one to watch’ in my musical review of 2011 and I stand by that. Songs that make you sway, and sing, and most importantly think – be sure to catch them live yourself at the nearest opportunity, and in the meantime get to know and love some of their songs yourself on their Soundcloud page.

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Written by Brighton Bad Bunny

February 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

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  1. Excellent article, thanks!

    Tech Blog

    March 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm


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