Dead Crow Road. A four piece Outlaw Country rock/Americana band, hailing from Hampshire, Great Britain, have been treading the boards for a couple of years now, championing original material and co writes with some well known names in Country music with songs from the likes of Ashley Campbell, Chas Sanford, Eddie Heinzelman and David Mindel, mixed with Songs from the Crows own stable, which will culminate with DCR's first album to be released later in 2020.
Steve Hampton Having worked with The Vapors, Joe Jackson and recently, Ashley Campbell, amongst others, left his rock background behind after stumbling upon CMT (Country music television) a few years ago. 'Past the point of rescue' by Hal Ketchum hit Steve like a sledge hammer and very quickly he started searching out other artists within the genre; Steve Earl, Travis Tritt to name but a few and the final part of the jigsaw, Marty Stuart and his fabulous Superlatives, sealed the deal and left Steve with no doubt where his next challenge lay. VOILA! DCR was born. having worked and played for many artists over the years, this is where his heart now lays.
"I never ever thought in a million years I'd be doing and adoring this, or learning to play seriously challenging guitar / B bender licks that leave me in a granny knot!!" says Steve.
Chris Dennison has been with Steve for a few years, playing rock alongside Steve in various guises all over the country and quickly jumped ship to co-found
DCR. After some line up changes culminating in the DCR line up now, Chris aka Pod (The Prince of Darkness) soon discovered a new discipline, drumming wise and very quickly added harmony backing vocal, bolstering his other bandmates.
Coming from a musical family, Chris being introduced to drumming by his grandfather, Chris' family members, one being the drummer in Canada's supergroup 'Blue Rodeo'
and 'Gerry Hogan' from Albert Lee and Hogans heroes, it's no small wonder That Chris
'gravitated' so easily to Country music.
With a solid, driving beat and disciplined style, Chris is definitely the 5 litre engine powering the rhythm section that propels DCR ever forwards. Chris appears along with Steve Hampton and Matt Hughes on the latest Eve Graham album 'A Matter of Time' produced by the one and only David Mackay.
Steve Roux has his roots immersed in blues and was signed to the Virgin records, Point Blank label some years ago, to releasing the album "Steve Roux", recorded in Memphis as well as Working with the likes of Gary Brooker, Damon Hill and the Con rods and many others.
Having known Steve Roux for many years as friends and always threatening each other to be in a band together, Steve H approached Steve R to become a gun slinger with DCR and being frontman in his own right, it was a collaboration destined to bring humour / banter and split vocal duties to the stage as well as differing guitar styles that compliment DCR to the Nth degree! You'll find no slouches here.
Singer/songwriter in his own right, Steve brings a flavour to DCR that's reflected in their up coming album to be released in 2019. and the pair are already writing and recording new material for a second album.
Matt Hughes Hailing from Trowbridge, Matt was invited to join DCR in 2018 after Steve H was depping for a band Matt was playing bass for and as his attitude and bass ability was bang on the money, so it was a no brainer that he became a Crow!
Matt has played and recorded with many artists such as Rick Wakeman, Damian Wilson (Threshold) as well as sessions for the BBC, Channel 4 and most recently, Eve Graham's new album.
The musicality and sound Matt brings to the stage and the upcoming DCR album, sits and slips so well into the rhythm section, forming a tight impenetrable wall of sound conducive of the DCR sonic. Matts' harmony vocal, blends in perfectly to enhance and lift the overall vibe of the band. A powerhouse of a bass player and onstage presence, form an ideal opportunity for the bands relaxed and often humorous antics to take place as they often do!