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Background information
Origin Northeast England
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 2007-present
Labels DXP Productions
Members Andy Ditchfield
Henry Rogers
Mike Varty
Michael McCrystal
David Anderson

DeeExpus is a melodic progressive rock group from Northeast England whose debut album, Half Way Home was released by DXP Productions in 2008, garnering fan buzz and enthusiastic reviews from around the world.[1] In 2009, DeeExpus received the Classic Rock Society's award for "Best New Band" and released their first live CD and DVD Far From Home from their performance at the Progrock 2009 Festival in Katowice, Poland.[2] The band released their follow-up album on December 5, 2011, The King of Number 33, featuring Mark Kelly from Marillion on keyboards with Andy Ditchfield and Nik Kershaw on lead vocal on the track "Memo".[3] Their music is difficult to categorize, but they have been likened to other contemporary melodic progressive and heavy rock bands Marillion, It Bites, Porcupine Tree, Tinyfish, Spock's Beard, Edison's Children and Frost*.[4][5]


Current members[edit]

  • Andy Ditchfield - music, lyrics, guitars, keyboards, and vocals
  • Henry Rogers - drums
  • Mike Varty - keyboards
  • Michael McCrystal - guitar
  • David Anderson - bass

Former members[edit]

  • Tony Wright - vocals
  • John Dawson - bass
  • Mark Kelly - keyboards


  1. ^ "DeeExpus Press Room". Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "DeeExpus Latest News". Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "DeeExpus Website". Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Andy Ditchfield from, September 2009". Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Review of Far From Home in Background Magazine, 2009". Retrieved August 14, 2011. 

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