… something of a late starter, to put it mildly. On the other hand, I have been playing and writing all my life, though it’s only in the last 4 years or so that I’ve been having a proper go at it.
I’m obviously too old to be looking for a glamorous career in music, and nor does one appeal to me. But the pleasure of playing out live is undeniable … it’s just bloody great fun, even if it’s just standing on the street singing your heart out to complete strangers…
” (Urchin) … a fantastic second effort from one of the best artists I’ve heard in a long time” … David Ewing
” … an unfinished seam, a deliberately raggedy edge … few songwriters have such an immediately identifiable technique as Dowling” … Glen Cooksley
“Dowling’s singing displays the timbre of the late Ronnie Drew, and the gravitas and phrasing of Dave Cousins, admirable traits indeed when welded to Dowling’s rootsy earthy material” … Rock n Reel