The Dewardians are kicking it old school, holding the microphone like a modern day Gene Vincent, belting out some kick ass rock n roll. Fast, pounding, energetic and above all else FUN! , The Dewardians leave you wanting more and once that Album gets released , we will bring it to all of you. So get up and get ready to move as you give a listen to The Dedwardians……
Hi our name is….
People say we sound like…..
We get a lot of things, but The Cramps mostly.
Dan (Drums), Paul (Vocals), Ben (Bass), and Gaff (Guitar)
We are originally from…..
Ben and I grew up in London, Paul’s from Leeds, and Gaff’s from Liverpool, but we are all now living in London.
Who are some that have an influence on your sound??
Personally, Dave Grohl is a big influence on the way I play. As a band, I’d probably say The Cramps, The Hives, and Generation X with a bit of Little Richard, Gene Vincent and Nirvana thrown in for good measure. The others would probably say differently, but that’s what I think.
The first time we all decided to get together and make some music…
Paul and Gaff started the band just over a year ago, then they found Ben and I joined about 3 months ago. I must’ve done something right because after the first rehearsal we booked another and took it from there.
Books we recommend …
‘Goosebumps’ all the way. Best book of my childhood; full on gore, love it.
Can you tell us about the process you use, from writing the songs all the way through getting the album ready?
Ben and Gaff usually send Paul and I an instrumental demo and then we go from there really. I write the drum part, and Paul pens down some lyrics. Everything works easiest that way, it keeps everyone happy.
Once we’ve rehearsed it to death we go into the studio and smash it out. We’re hoping to record our debut album at the end of this year once we’ve got all the songs down.
If you could pick any time to travel back to for music, where would you go and what year would it be….
I’m a big fan of the 50’s/60’s so either of those. Probably 1967 to see Jimi Hendrix at Monterey. I’m a big Hendrix fan. Plus, Wheels of Fire (Cream) came out the year after that, so around that time would be cool.
Growing up ,at home we listened to…..
Anything from The Stranglers. The Damned, The Ruts through to Frankie Valli, old folk bands like The Yetties, and a lot of Nirvana. I can’t speak for the others on that one though.
What tunes are on heavy rotation for you…
At the moment I’m listening to quite a bit of Jack White, but also Funnel of Love (the later version with The Cramps on the instrumental) by Wanda Jackson gets played quite a lot. The Replacements are always on my playlist as well.
If you could open for any Band right now who would that be and why?
I’m gonna say Sabbath, because who doesn’t want to open for Sabbath?!
If you could give any advise to the kids who are just picking up their 1st guitars or drum sets and want to be in a rock n roll band , what’s your advise?
Dedicate yourself to it and work hard. A lot of people are impatient but give it time and all the hard work pays off.
When you are touring and have some time off , where could we find you..,.,
We spend a lot of time on Denmark Street so probably there.
The one thing we want you to remember while you’re listening to us
That rock is NOT dead. (F*** you Gene Simmons).
listen to some tunes….
( Band Press Release)
Warped garage outfit Dedwardians return with their brand new single, Love Sick, out Nov 24th. The quartet have returned once more to the studio to bring us more of their twisted rockabilly-goes-glam, surf rock stompers.
Love Sick, backed with AAside Like An Animal, explore the darker side of the band’s sound as they’ve entered into richer, more organic production with harder beats and heavier fuzz guitar.
Forming in London off the back of their combined interested in both 50s rock n roll and low-fi garage punk, Dedwardians have been taking the city’s live music circuit by storm with their powerful, over-driven sound and energetic live shows. Not afraid of the anthemic chorus, they’re breathing life into a genre long in need of some new blood.
Their previous single, ‘Bang Bang Die/Stop Destroy’, won them a solid fanbase and ‘Best New Band/New Breed’ at the Pure Rawk Awards, and after stepping back into the studio with mastermind Andy Brook at the infamous Arsis Studio, it’s clear they’ve upped their game. This is a band passionate about their recordings, keen to find the perfect balance between the hard-hitting punk aesthetic and crooning purr of their swing rock idols.
With upcoming shows and festivals with bands such as Blood Red Shoes, King Charles and The Ligaments, Dedwardians are a band with something to prove – with a reputation for blistering live shows and raucous crowds, they’re all too willing to uphold.
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