The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including 'Staying Out For The Summer', ‘So Let Me Go Far’, ‘Melodies Haunt You’, and the massive hit 'Good Enough' - officially one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 25 years.
2023 sees the 27th Anniversary of Dodgy’s best selling album, Free Peace Sweet - a fan favourite and deemed a classic album of the era, spawning hits such as ‘In A Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking Of Me’, ‘Found You’ and of course, ‘Good Enough –the band intend to celebrate it’s 27th Birthday next year with a series of celebratory shows. This follows the hugely successful Homegrown Anniversary shows in 2019 that culminated in an unforgettable night at Shepherds Bush Empire
Dodgy’s 2012 comeback album 'Stand Upright In A Cool Place', was a long time coming, 15 years to be precise since the double platinum selling ‘Free Peace Sweet’. From the rave reviews and many media plaudits that were heaped upon 'Stand Upright….' it seemed that the original line up of the band had done the impossible - to reform and make a contemporary and relevant album that surpassed their previous work. Creating a sound with “golden harmonies and echoes of CSN&Y and Fleet Foxes”, and prompting The Word magazine to say "They’ve just made the record of their career by a country mile", The Guardian described the album as a "revelation" whilst it went on to get 4**** reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Q, The Times, The Mirror and The Express.
In 2017 Dodgy released ‘What Are We Fighting For’ on Cherry Red Records, the fifth album from the original line-up of Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller to amazing reviews and was the first collection of new material since their critically acclaimed reunion album, ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’ in 2012. It was also the first album to feature new member Stu Thoy on bass and also featured the incredible Vanessa Wilson-Best from Ultrasound.
Gigs and festival appearances have always been a crucial part of the Dodgy experience, for many they are the perfect festival band. The band have performed at most festivals worth their salt, such as Bestival, Isle of Wight, Camp Bestival, V Festival, Glastonbury, Reading, Beautiful Days, Hyde Park, Kendal Calling and many more across the UK and Europe.