ghosts of gone birds

The Bird Effect Emsemble


As the lights went down and the first Ghosts images flickered up on screen,Jimi Goodwin’s haunting soundtrack came to life,conducted by Joe Duddell, performed by Jimi and a fantastic group of musicians,all organized by Ali Hudson,creating the perfect accompaniment to Ceri Levy’s film images.A truly spine-tingling Ghosts moment –and a wonderful way to end the show.

Taken from the Ghosts of Gone Birds facebook page, for more pictures and info on the project join the group.


Glad to see the new Doves forum is going down well, probably hasn’t been as busy in years.

If you use a mobile device to surf the web, you may want to try Tapatalk an app that optimises forums for use on mobiles. To learn more, visit Jag’s thread on the forum here.

Anyone heading out to the Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition in Liverpool on Friday? If you are going and would like to send in some photos or a write-up, please get in touch!

From the archive, been asked if Doves have done much acoustic. They have, usually radio sessions. The last gig in Glasgow they did last year was acoustic, sadly no audio has surfaced of that yet! You can listen to their two performances at Seattle’s KEXP..

2002 & 2005

There is also a ton of stuff up the Dutch Radio station 3voor12 here.

Finally,   I recently got to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor live. Supporting them was a Canadian guy called Eric Chenaux. With his latest album, all the song titles come from the names of real English ales! He was fantastic, check out his tunes at myspace.