Meet the Band

  • Blast from the past
    Here are a couple of snaps that have come to light over the last week or so! Peter Parker getting carried away on one of the DCB New Years Eve shows in Coventry. Here is a snap of the Band at the Edale Festival. L to R. Ian Worthington, Mandolin. Kevin Tonks, Bass. Jim Hirons, … Continue reading “Blast from the past”
  • Our first remote recording project.
    Hello! Because of the Covid-19 virus, we, like many other UK bands, have been unable to meet up and play together for the last eight months or so. So we thought it might be fun to try and produce a track recorded remotely, with each band member playing and singing their parts over a click … Continue reading “Our first remote recording project.”
  • Our New PA System
    We have long been huge fans of Bose sound equipment and for the last twenty five years have enjoyed trouble free, high quality sound from the legendary “Bose 802” speakers. When the decision was made to go “digital” the truth was, we all wondered if we were making  the right choice. Our existing system produced … Continue reading “Our New PA System”
  • Hooson Guitars
    Just a little note of thanks to Leigh over at Hooson Guitars. The work carried out on my D18V was nothing short of superb! Lots of work done on the bridge, a new bone nut, frets replaced (although looking at it you would never know) and a perfect set up. Many thanks Leigh, It’s so … Continue reading “Hooson Guitars”
  • Oundle Fringe Festival
    So pleased to be asked back to the Oundle Fringe Festival. Fringe week sees Oundle thronged with entertainers of all genres’ in the town’s pubs, hotels, cafes and streets. You will find anything from tribute bands to poetry readings, the blues to thumping rock, the gentle sounds of classical French Parisian café music, swirling, kicking, … Continue reading “Oundle Fringe Festival”
  • Bluegrass at Mama Liz’s
    Looking forward to our second visit to Mama Liz’s over at Stamford. This is a real fun place to play, great food and lovely people. Hope to see there. It is a free event (no tickets required) When: Sunday March 10th. 2019. Start: 16.00 Finish: 18.00 Where.  “Mama Liz’s”  Bar and Restaurant, 9a North Street,Stamford,  … Continue reading “Bluegrass at Mama Liz’s”
  • South Essex Bluegrass Festival
    Really looking forward to our return visit to SEBF.  Thanks so much for the invite Richard. When:   11th – 14th July.             2019 Where:   Bulphan Village Hall, Church Road, Bulphan, Essex, Sat Nav      RM14 3RU. More Info:    South Essex Bluegrass Festival  
  • Live Acoustic Special
    Time once again for a visit to the “Live Acoustic Special” in Loughborough, this time at a brand new venue.  This is always a fun night and a chance for us to meet up with other musicians, singers and songwriters.  All proceeds to Oxfam. Thanks for the invite Howard, looking forward to it ! Where:  … Continue reading “Live Acoustic Special”
  • Gear4Music
    At last we have found a UK music store that caters for not only  our “Live Sound” requirements, but also everything we need in the studio.  We have found the staff to be very helpful and knowledgeable. The service is second to none and if you do have
  • Peterson Strobe Tuner.
    Over the years we have used many different types of electronic tuners, starting out with the old “Korg” guitar tuner with the big six position selector on the front. This was only any good for an instrument with an electronic output, or an acoustic instrument fitted with a pick-up. Then came the “clip on transducer … Continue reading “Peterson Strobe Tuner.”
  • Bluegrass at the Bulls Head
    DCB’s back at the Bulls Head at Brinklow. We think it must be some 30 years since we last played the Bulls Head. Looking forward to being guests at the Wurzel Bush folk club once again. When:     Tuesday 31st October, 8.30 start. Where:   The Bulls Head, Coventry Road, Brinklow, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 0NE Contact:    … Continue reading “Bluegrass at the Bulls Head”
  • Live Acoustic Special
    We will be playing at the  “Live Acoustic Special”  on Tuesday 23rd May.  Always a good night, & all proceeds to Oxfam. Where:
  • Cherokee Shuffle
    Cherokee Shuffle.    This track was recorded at the home of the late Mr. Ken Harris, founder member of the DCB’s.  With Mr. Dan Norton playing Mandolin.
  • Orange Blossom Special.
    Peter Parker finishes the set at the NWBF with the “Orange Blossom Special” This photograph was taken in the 1990’s at the Kissimee Bluegrass festival, USA. It shows Pete with the great Chubby Wise who claimed authorship of the tune Orange Blossom Special.  
  • Cedar Hill at Tamworth.
    Wednesday evening is usually our rehearsal night. However this coming Wednesday we are all going over to Tamworth to see the amazing Cedar Hill who have traveled from the USA to entertain us. Please visit to purchase your tickets. Cedar Hill are as good as it gets when it comes to authentic Bluegrass music.
  • 10th Orwell Bluegrass Festival
    What a great weekend at the 10th Orwell Bluegrass festival.  Great Music, good company and fabulous weather! Hats off to Chris, Ben, and all the gang at Orwell……. you did it again!   🙂
  • New UK Festival
    This year we have a new UK Festival “Battlefield Bluegrass” at Naseby. Looking forward to it 🙂
  • Ashoken Farewell
    Joined by our good friend Mr. Dan Norton on Mandolin, this is our version of “Ashoken Farewell”.   North Wales Bluegrass Festival.
  • Acoustic Special, Loughborough.
    We will be paying a visit to the “Live Acoustic Special” on Tuesday 1st March.  Always a good night, & all proceeds to Oxfam. Where:    Bar Nineteen, Golf Centre, Derby Road, Loughborough LE11 5AD   Hope to see you there. 🙂 This snap was taken on a “Live Acoustic Special” night a few years … Continue reading “Acoustic Special, Loughborough.”
  • First Festival gig for 2016
    Our first Festival of the season will be the Orwell Bluegrass Festival 5th – 8th May 2016  

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