Cadbury girls take a twirl

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It’s no big secret, but whispa it anyway. The lead act at next Thursday’s Doghouse gig are three sisters whose great great grandfather was William Cadbury - the chocolate magnate.

And concerts goers are in for a real (ahum) treat from The Cadbury Sisters an alternative-pop trio who release their brilliant second EP ‘Sarah’ in their home town Bristol the night before heading north to appear at the latest Doghouse gig at Arden Road Social Club, Halifax.

Recorded at the legendary RAK Studios in London and coming exactly one year after their debut EP ‘Close’, the new release is an exciting departure from the melancholic vocal harmonies that defined that record.

Expect to hear a broad spectrum of sonic influences, ranging from Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush to Bat For Lashes and First Aid Kit, boldly displayed alongside lyrics that disclose the siblings closely shared personal experiences..

The sisters headed out on a 17 date UK headline tour at the end of May including a special show at London St Pancras Old Church and there follows a busy summer of festivals, including a debut at Glastonbury.

Also on the bill are traditional and contemporary acoustic folk trio Greaves Taylor Gillon who hail from the Calder Valley. The band brings together three of our region’s most individual talents in a new project rooted in folk traditions.The band combines songs from various genres and traditional folk tunes in a live set.

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist, poet and noted eccentric Andy Greaves made his breakthrough in the 80s with John Peel favourites Chinese Gangster Element. Becky Taylor is one of the most respected Uilleann pipers of her generation, while Les Gillon’s alternative rock band Fez has just celebrated its 30th anniversary.