Dumpy's Rusty Nuts
Dumpy's Rusty Nuts first appeared
on the London Rock scene in 1981.
After a short time DRN released
their first single "Just for Kicks" which went into the Heavy Metal
This was soon followed by their
second single, the now legendary Bikers Anthem "Boxhill or Bust".
The success of the singles along
with a UK tour with the Blues Band fronted by ex Manfred Mann singer Paul
Jones saw that the bands future was secure.
DRN then started to tour around
the UK playing all the rock clubs including the now defunct London Marquee
Club, which saw them hold the all time record for appearances at this legendary
Since 1981 DRN have played the
Reading Rock Festival (twice), appeared on national television + radio and
supported and toured with many major rock bands such as MOTORHEAD, HAWKWIND
and STATUS QUO.
DRN have also played at the Isle
of Man TT several times and many biker rallies including the Derbyshire Rock'n'Blues.
DRN's roots lie mainly in the
Heavy Rock/ Blues music of the late sixties and seventies, taking influences
from ERIC CLAPTON and JIMI HENDRIX through to PINK FLOYD, DR FEELGOOD and
MOTORHEAD. This coupled with MARTIN CONNELY'S very strong bass guitar and
the flamboyant drumming of ANDY SMITH along with DUMPY'S soloing skills, use
of guitar effects and synth pedals make a very entertaining combination.
AT this moment in time when the
UK seems to be overrun with unoriginal tribute bands, talentless boy bands
and tuneless bimbos, DRN are still very much a force to be reckoned with ,
a band for the future mixing an endless experience of touring with an in-depth
passion for hard edged blues/boogie.
After many personnel changes over
the bands 20yr history the present lineup of DUMPY, ANDY and MARTIN has been
stable since 1995 and has proved to be one of the most powerful rock /blues
outfits in the UK.
In the last couple of years Dumpy has been developing a solo project, SpaceNutz with which he has supported Hawkwind, and performing solo Acoustic sets to much critical acclaim.
More recently he has been guesting with Hawkwind on their recent tours
This year (2007) sees DRN's 25th Anniversary Tour taking them to all parts of the United Kingdom.
to be continued: