Songwriter / Musician New Zealand
"Helen has the gift of taking every day events and
spinning them into absolute gems of songs...
the whole evening was one out of the box."
(Susan Sutherland, Singer)
Last gig: Sat 6 Feb 2021 3-7pm Brunswick Acoustic Live - Concert on the Lawn
Also feat. Andrew & Kirsten London, Russell Wakeling, Richard Littlejohn & Daniel Fearn, and The All Stars Band! Where: Brunswick, Kai Iwi, Whanganui 4571
Past gigs / reviews
Light Time & Sound October 2017 tour
Combining their musical powers for the good of mankind...
Helen Dorothy with:
- PLot, the gloriously groovy combination of Paul Symons and Lott!
- and guest appearances from virtuoso harmonica player Neil Billington
"Helen Dorothy enchanted us with her evocative, clever lyrics and beautiful guitar and mandola playing which together create such vivid images... For me, Helen is a taonga whose songs reflect the beauty and fragility of our natural heritage in a unique and compelling way."
The Balladeer, July 2012
"Ken Nicol (formerly of Steeleye Span and The Albion Band) says he "loves the material, and the honesty she exudes."
Phil Widdows, Presenter,
"One by one, the songs were presented to us as polished jewels"
"Her songs are beautiful windows into things she has noticed about the New Zealand landscape, its wildlife and people... Poignant stories of hardship and plain human suffering captured in some of the most heart-rending songs that will have the toughest amongst us swallowing hard... Dorothy is a master of her craft, and as well as playing her guitar in haunting tunings that few mimic, she draws in a range of musicians in their own right to add to the musical journey."
Acoustic Routes, 2009
"Weaving a delicate web, her compositions, melodies and lyrics are succulent fine food for the senses, worth savouring..."
Mainly Acoustic, 2008
"Helen's song-writing and guitar playing are striking, individual and beautiful. Her material includes environmental themes, strong imagery and really innovative guitar playing."
Acoustic Routes, 2008