Biography

So, who are we? 

The Denotones 60’s Experience is a fully live, five piece band, playing, as our name suggests, all that is best from the golden era of the 1960’s. 

That said, if required, we will roll out classics out from the 50’s, 70’s and 80’s. 

With regular rehearsals, we are constantly adding to our repertoire and always honing the show, as our ultimate goal is to ensure you will leave a performance feeling that you have been thoroughly entertained 

 

The Band; 

Tubbs - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals, and Ale taster extraordinaire  

Over forty years’ experience gained, playing cabaret and tribute shows all over the UK and Europe. Also summer seasons at holiday camps playing very varied styles of music, on both a pro and semi pro basis. 

Some TV work, namely three series of the prime time ITV drama, William and Mary, as part of the featured band; The Emerald Dogs.  

Also, plays drums and guitar, and has a keen interest in sound engineering.  

 

Dom - Drums and backing vocals. Always the first one to know when it is raining! 
Because of his freakish height, we make him sit at the back and hit stuff.  

At the age of eighteen, Dom and his mates got hold of the book ‘101 Beatles songs for buskers’ and their first gigging band; Eleanor Rigby and the Day Trippers, was formed. Has also played with Tubbs for fifteen years in a Punk band.

 

Dave - Lead Guitar and backing vocals.  

Began playing in bands at fifteen and cut his teeth playing for the The Wellington Bootles and the hard working 60’s band, Taylor Made. 

Since then Dave has lent his silky guitar skills to many bands, before being poached by Tubbs for the Denotones. 

 

Al - Keyboard, backing vocals and a steadying influence. I never said boring! 

A keys player with over twenty-five years playing experience. His trusted Yamaha S90ES helps us define those classic 60’s sounds. 

Al’s musicality is often the inspiration for the tweaks in arrangements, which allow us to put on a flowing performance. 

 

Me, Deano - Lead vocals and rhythm Guitar. Smart, Sophisticated, and Smooth, and I also wrote these bio's. 

I’ve been singing in bands since the age of fourteen and have been steadily honing my voice ever since. 

My love of 50’s and 60’s have been the key influences to my musical career, especially the work of Elvis, Buddy Holly and the classic vocal groups of those great eras. 

 

Our Deps; 

Tim - Keyboard,  Freelance musical director and composer and the most well spoken of us all. 

Written original orchestral scores in London's West End, the most recent being Emma Thompson’s Nanny McPhee 

Tim has also composed music for many TV shows including; Big Blue Live, Wheelers Dealers, Location, Location, Location, Science of Stupid, Dickinson’s Real Deal, The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds, Robson Green Extreme Fisherman and most recently Disabled Daredevils.  

 

Road Crew; 

Jack Taylor, Dave’s son. Budding sound engineer, photographer, guitar tech and roadie for his old man.