Band


D. C. 'The Hat' Wilson: Lead Vocals 

Probably the best-dressed man in Norfolk East Anglia The World, D. C. found stardom after singing karaoke. An appearance at a jam night at the Dereham Blues Festival in 2013 led to him forming the band that bears his name. From a musical family (his parents were big noises on the local folk scene) his influences include Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Listen to this recent interview on Radio Wymondham to hear D. C. talk about his life, influences, music and hats. Is believed to own more than 14 20 24 suits. 

Paul 'Timeless' Borley: Drums 
Paul has been interested in banging stuff together since his earliest youth when he played along to the Beatles and the Stones, and, later, Cream. Today he hits Ludwig drums, and lots of them. That is, when he isn't walloping even more drums, by Sonor. He also whacks a few cymbals. He owns more snare drums than most people have had hot dinners, and is the only member of the band who really understands which wires go where in our P. A. system, and why.

Doctor G: Keyboards

The Doctor had been learning the piano since infancy, but saw the light when his parents' piano tuner showed him the secrets of sevenths and blue notes, and when someone else played him 'Deep Purple In Rock'. His musical heroes include Jon Lord, Freddie Mercury and J. S. Bach, all of whom are dead. He currently plays a Crumar Mojo 61/B with Yamaha amplification. Was recently found guilty of playing a piano accordion in a built-up area. You can find his blog here, and listen to his solo album Songs In The Key of L here.

Nick 'Big Arnie' Stevenson: percussion 
A stunt double for 'The Terminator', Nick is universally regarded as the best-looking member of the band (which is why DC keeps him at the back). Outside the band he's trod the boards, holds an Equity card, and runs his own 'Time Sreet'  discoIn DCWB he sports three enormous congas, two big bongos and more percussion than you can shake a stick at, including shakers. And sticks. A musical obsessive, he's strongly influenced by the Stones, the Brothers (Allman and Doobie), Little Feat, Dave Brubeck, Joni Mitchell and many others. 

Simon 'Baby Face' Sales: lead guitar 
Devilishly young and handsome (though this isn't difficult next to the rest of the band) Simon  came to the DCWB from local band All Blue. An old head on young shoulders, he is strongly influenced by the late, great B. B. King. On stage he is mainly seen with an Epiphone semi, but also totes one or two custom semis, a Fender Strat and a PRS, though not all at once. Mr Sales' amps - Fender. Mr Sales' hats - City Hats of Norwich.

Matt Turner-Hook: bass guitar
Matt has played bass for longer than he cares to remember, learning the basslines to any and every song he came across. Then one fateful day, he bought an album by John Lee Hooker ... and another by Muddy Waters ... and that was that. He hoovered up every blues album he could find. The same thing happened with Jazz, Southern Soul, Bluegrass, Hill Blues, Tamla Motown: his appetite for American Roots Music is voracious. He has played in bands in Norfolk for around 30 years. His favourite bass players include James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, Nick Lowe, Ron Carter, Willie Dixon and Jack Bruce. He mostly plays Fender Precision and Jazz basses, but also has a small collection of exotica including a Burns Marquee, an Epiphone Rivoli and a Danelectro Longhorn. He makes these much louder with Trace Elliot amplification.

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