Outlaw Country Rock/Americana band hailing from Hampshire, Great Britain, DCR has 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 our own original songs, DCR’s first album is scheduled to be released late in 2020.
Steve Hampton - Guitars/Mandolin/Vocals
Having worked with The Vapors and Joe Jackson amongst others, Steve 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 him like a sledge hammer and very quickly he started searching out other artists within the genre. Steve Earl, Travis Tritt and 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, and more recently with Ashley Campbell, this is where his heart now lays.
“I never thought in a million years that 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 - aka POD (Prince of Darkness) - Drums/Vocals
Having been with Steve for a number of years playing rock all over the country, Chris quickly jumped onboard to co-found DCR. He discovered a new discipline drumming wise and very quickly added harmony backing vocal, bolstering his other bandmates.
Chris was introduced to drumming by his grandfather and comes from a musical family. With family members including the drummer in Canada’s supergroup Blue Rodeo and Gerry Hogan from Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes, it’s no wonder that Chris adapted 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 forward. 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.
Matt Hughes - Bass/Vocals
Matt and Steve met when Steve was depping for a band Matt was playing in. Matt’s attitude and bass ability was bang on the money, so when Steve invited him to join DCR, it was a no brainer that he became a Crow!
Matt has played and recorded with many artists such as Rick Wakeman and Damian Wilson (Threshold), as well as sessions for the BBC and Channel 4. Most recently, he played on Eve Graham’s new album along with Steve and Chris.
Matt’s powerhouse bass playing sits and slips well into the rhythm section, forming a tight impenetrable wall of sound. Matt’s harmony vocal blends in perfectly to enhance and lift the overall vibe of the band and his on stage presence fits in well with the band’s relaxed and often humorous on stage antics!
Robin Vick - Bass
Rob has known the DCR boys for many years. He played in the White Knuckle Blues Band, together with Josh Phillips of Procol Harum and drummer Bernie Fox. The band toured the UK playing the Blues Festival circuit and their CD “Never Too Late” was featured on The Paul Jones Radio 2 blues program in 2012. Rob has also played support slots with artists such as Richard Thompson, Graham Parker and the Rumour and the Ian Gillan Band.
Rob has recorded bass lines on some tunes for the upcoming Dead Crow Road album and occasionally even finds himself on stage with them if Matt can’t make it!