Captivating duo on musical high

ACOUSTIC BLISS: Digby and the Lullaby will appear at the Athenaeum tomorrow. Picture: BRADELY LUKE PEENS
ACOUSTIC BLISS: Digby and the Lullaby will appear at the Athenaeum tomorrow. Picture: BRADELY LUKE PEENS

MUSICAL duo Digby and the Lullaby, joined by Bay musician Kevin Abraham, will deliver an evening of soulful sounds, friendship and story-telling at the Athenaeum in Belmont Terrace tomorrow.

Digby and the Lullaby is made up of married couple Darren Peens and Rouchelle Hubsch, both originally from the Eastern Cape but now based in Cape Town.

Their shows, which feature the haunting vocals of Hubsch with Peens on guitar and backing vocals, are always well-received and recently included a sell-out performance at the Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Festival at the prestigious Baxter Theatre.

They have played in New York and at festivals and on stages around South Africa.

Having shared the stage with the likes of David Kramer and Albert Frost, they have previously also scooped a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Their sound is not always easy to define. “We know it sometimes falls under the folk and acoustic title and sometimes indie, or singer/songwriter,” Peens said.

Abraham will join the duo for a half-hour set before they play.

“We’ve been friends with Kevin and his wife, Michal, for years, sharing life, music and dinners at every opportunity as we crossed paths around South Africa,” Peens said. “Kevin is a superb songwriter and musician who’s helped us in many ways with our careers.”

A researcher by day, Abraham is well-known on the local folk club and live music scene, and spent a stint overseas as a singer-songwriter.

His acoustic style has been honed through collaborations with a wide range of musicians.

The show starts at 7pm; tickets at R120 are at the door or contact Peens on 072-352-4591.

-Herald Reporter 

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