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Monday, September 17, 2018


(Rouchelle Hubsch & Darren Peens)

This is one not to miss. (Review by Keith Millar)

The Indie-folk duo, Digby & The Lullaby, who performed in intimate The Art Block venue at The 2018 Hilton Arts Festival this year, are made up of married couple, Rouchelle Hubsch (vocals and keyboard) and Darren Peens (guitar and vocals).

They are quite unique in that they offer something completely different from the norm.

For a start, Hubsch, who does the lion’s share of the singing, has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. Add to that their ethereal, uncomplicated and intimate style of presentation along with their introspective and honest melodies and lyrics and they have a vibe going that is hard to define.

The two complement each other perfectly. They display amazing synergy and gaze lovingly at each other as they perform creating a passionate, intimate and personal space which leaves the audience feeling spell-bound and quite breathless. The love and respect is quite palpable.

The majority of their show comprises of their own music which is soft, gentle, contemplative and meaningful. They also performed covers of songs from artists such as Crowded House and Diana Krall and as the finale to their show an achingly-gentle version of Leonard Cohen’s brilliant Hallelujah.

Digby and the Lullaby are heading for Durban directly after their appearance at The Hilton Arts Festival for two performances at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo tomorrow and Thursday (September 18 and 19, 2018).

Not only lovers of Indie-Folk music will be swept up by the warmth and romance of this duo’s performance. This is one not to miss. - Keith Millar