The wonderfully charming Thomas Dolby brought his Time Capsule tour to Seattle’s Showbox on April 11th. Dolby performed a wide selection of songs from “One of Our Submarines” to “I Love You Goodbye” to his current pieces “The Toadlickers,” “Evil Twin Brother” and “Spice Train.” And naturally “She Blinded Me With Science.” Dolby told engaging the stories behind the songs, plus he had a troupe of dancers for “Spice Train.” For some of his recent songs Dolby has turned to Americana and some jazz. Though at first this might seem strange, it works. “I Love You Goodbye” from Astronauts & Heretics hinted at this. When you think of Dolby you probably think synth, but listen to his voice. He’s got a perfect voice.
Opening for Dolby was an entertaining Americana duo, Aaron Jonah Lewis and Ben Ben Belcher.
Dancers for “Spice Train”
Aaron Jonah Lewis and Ben Belcher
Check out the full set list here