90’s Chart Toppers, Dodgy, Play Gig On St Mary’s



Chart-topping band Dodgy performed last night at the Scillonian Club.

The band, who had a global hit in 1996 with Good Enough, were brought over to St Mary’s as part of a tour of the UK, celebrating 20 years of music making.

St Martin’s musician Warren Neil arranged the event as a fundraiser for the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Warren’s organisation, Torn and Frayed, is aiming to arrange more islands’ events with mainland bands and artists. He’s currently planning a music festival for St Martin’s on Saturday 10th of August, which will feature the Rough Island Band.

Dodgy has recently played gigs across the country to promote their new album, Stand Upright In A Cool Place.

Their tour has taken them to other remote islands, including Shetland. Drummer Math Priest says gig audiences in island communities tend to prefer songs they know rather than new material.

The band believes the Isles of Scilly offer something unique to musicians and there’s potential for a festival here.

But that would need funding, possibly like other countries they’ve played in, where the government offers grants for arts events.