Genre: Funk / Ska / Swing
Location Leeds, Un
Profile Views: 21664
Last Login: 1/4/2013
Member Since 1/13/2009
Type of Label Unsigned
BioSo you want to know more eh? Fair enough. Dexter Dextrous and the Fingersmiths started off as a four-piece two years ago, playing funky covers and a selection of songs written by our very own Jim Halloran, or Dexter Dextrous as he now likes to be called. Since then we've added two new members, creating a brass trio that can blow the socks off the most seasoned listener and even be heard from space! We also changed drummer, saying goodbye to original Fingersmith John Bryan, and bringing in the funky and dynamic Aled Jones in his place. Over the last few years we've played all over Leeds and beyond: most notably at The Elbow Rooms, Carpe Diem, The Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Santiago's and a trio of gigs at the wonderful Brudenell Social Club. We also regularly play at festivals over the summer season, often touring with The Ladybird Project - a community based skill-sharing workshop and entertainment group. Our band mantra these days revolves around writing and playing songs that are unique, upbeat, theatrical and entertaining. Basically, it's all about the funk – music that makes you get up off your booty and throw yourself around on the dance floor. For us, it's just as important that we have fun playing the music as it is for the audience to enjoy listening because, ultimately, one thing translates into the other. In a review of our 2010 E.P. '5 Fingers', J. Attenborough finished by saying that "if there's one thing confirmed after listening… it would be a slightly bashful craving to go and watch this show on the stage". Amen to that. For bookings please contact us via our facebook page.
MembersJim - Lead vocals / Rhythm guitar, Alex - Bass, Aled - Percussion, Joe - Trombone, Phi - Trumpet, Orde - Saxophone
InfluencesSublime, Bedouin Soundclash, The Blues Brothers, Cat Empire, The Eels, Flight of the Conchords, Frank Zappa, James Brown, Jamiroquai, Johnny Cash, Kool & The Gang, Paul Simon, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Toots and The Maytals, To name just a few...
Sounds LikeFrank Zappa on mescaline, touring with the Blues Brothers...