Polly Bolton

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Polly Bolton is a highly expressive singer whose work with Dando Shaft brought her to some degree of attention. She had originally been attending college with the goal of becoming a zoologist, but was…
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Polly Bolton is a highly expressive singer whose work with Dando Shaft brought her to some degree of attention. She had originally been attending college with the goal of becoming a zoologist, but was sidetracked into the music business. After the breakup of Dando Shaft, she moved on to Blue Aquarius, a big-budget soul-fusion project, only to have that evaporate immediately. She worked periodically as a vocalist, with Kevin Dempsey and About Time, but mainly concentrated on running a plant nursery. In the 1980s, she was contacted by Ashley Hutchings to work on an album project, which resulted in her joining the late-'80s incarnation of the Albion Band. In 1989 she recorded her first solo album, No Going Back, and formed the Polly Bolton Band with John Shepherd and Steve Dunachie. She has developed an interest in ethnic vocal methods and is designing voice workshops.