DIGBY and the Lullaby are on a national tour promoting their debut album with Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay forming part of their busy itinerary.
The South African team of Rouchelle Hubsch – on piano and lead vocals – and Darren Peens – on guitar and backing vocals – have been entertaining audiences from Cape Town to New York with their haunting indie/folk genre and are quickly recruiting fans.
Their debut album, The Somewhere Wind, is an independently funded labour of love that took two years to make.
Produced in New York by Kieran Kelly, the album features acclaimed musicians Rob Calder on bass and Mason Ingram on drums, as well as delicate string arrangements, and South Africa's own Farryl Purkiss on backing vocals on the track Sweet Starry Night.
"We wanted to make good art," Peens said.
"We wanted to create something that was beautiful."
Hubsch said: "It's an honest album – both sonically and lyrically.
"We really opened ourselves up and laid our souls bare in a journey that became us, became this album."
Digby and the Lullaby have a flair for intimate performances, and single out the theatre as their favourite venue to play.
"Theatres are irresistible," Hubsch said.
"It makes our connection with the audience so real and tangible."
The twosome will appear at the Old Cash Store in Port Elizabeth on November 11 and 12 at 9pm. For bookings contact (041)366-1211.
They will then perform on November 13 at Potter's Place in Jeffreys Bay, starting at 8pm. For bookings contact (042)293-2500.