Tina Dickow at Shepherd's Bush

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Last night Ann and I went to see Tina Dickow (or Tina Dico as she goes by outside Denmark). I’ve been a fan of her for a couple of years and in February when I saw she would be playing in London shortly after I moved here I was quick to buy tickets for it. So we got great seats at Shepard’s Bush Empire just a few rows from the stage.

The warm up act was Norwegian Thomas Dybdahl who has had some airtime on radio in Denmark and has made a couple of great songs. It was just him and his guitar on stage for the most part and I thought he played very well.

Thomas Dybdahl on stage in Shepherd's Bush

Dico’s concert followed and it was great. She has been living in London for the past 8 years and are leaving now so as she was explaining it playing at Shepherd’s Bush was both her biggest dream and a way to say goodbye to London. She played songs from all her albums with two guys backing her.

Tina Dico/Dickow on stage in Shepherd's Bush

I’ve seen her perform a number of times before but this time the latest being at Roskilde Festival last year and in a bookshop in Ann Arbor three years ago.

I think it was my first sit-down concert for this kind of music and I was both good and bad. Good because we had an excellent view and room but bad in the sense that part of the intensity of being at a concert is lost when you sit down. However I thought the concert was really intimate and enjoyed Tina’s personality matching the songs. But the best part was to see the concert with Ann, it was really great to experience it with her and to show her some of the music I love.

I’m writing this as I’m looking out over The North Sea. This morning I jumped on a bus and headed out of London for the first time since I moved here. This weekend I’m geeking out with 52 other Rails developers in a hostel in Margate where we are having a “conference” called RailsCamp.

Tina Dickow i Ann Arbor

Helt tilfældigt sad jeg mandag og kiggede på Arborweb.com for at se hvad der skete i byen. Og så opdagede jeg at Tina Dickow skulle spille i den lokale boghandel dagen efter! Til dem der ikke kender Tina Dickow har hun lagt nummer et på den danske hitliste da hendes seneste album udkom, hun er nomineret til tre Danish Music Awards og så er der udsolgt til alle hendes koncerter i Danmark.

Jeg har set hende et par gange i Danmark før, men hendes senest album udkom mens jeg var herover, så jeg havde ikke hørt andre numre end Nobodys man.

Hun spillede alene med hendes guitar (som var det eneste der ikke var blevet væk i lufthavnen på turen fra Montreal).

Tina Dico in Borders, Ann Arbor

Hun spillede en række numre fr adet nye album

Head Shop
Warm Sand
The City
Break of Day
Room with a View
Use Me
Back Where we Started

Og så fik jeg lokket et par venner med til noget dansk musik :) Indtil videre har jeg fået folk til at synge med på L.O.C. selv om de ikke forstår et ord – Kashmir og Raveonettes er også faldet i god jord hos et par stykker her i huset.

Tina Dico and us

Tina optræder til DMA lørdag kl. 20 på DR.