DeeExpus

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DeeExpus
DeeExpus RoSfest2010.jpg
Background information
Origin Northeast England
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 2007-present
Labels DXP Productions
Website deeexpus.com
Members Andy Ditchfield
Henry Rogers
Michael McCrystal
Mike Varty
David Anderson
Past members Tony Wright
John Dawson
Mark Kelly

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 5 December 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, Dream Theater, It Bites, Porcupine Tree, Tinyfish, Spock's Beard, Edison's Children and Frost*.[4][5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Live albums
  • Far from Home (2009)

Personnel[edit]

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Andy Ditchfield - guitars, keyboards, vocals (2007-present)
  • Henry Rogers - drums (2010-present)
  • Michael McCrystal - guitar (2012-present)
  • Mike Varty - keyboards (2012-present)
  • David Anderson - bass (2012-present)
Former members
  • Tony Wright - vocals (2007-2012)
  • John Dawson - bass (2010-2012)
  • Mark Kelly - keyboards (2010-2012)

Lineups[edit]

2007-2010 2010-2012 2012 2012-present
  • Andy Ditchfield - guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Tony Wright - vocals
  • Andy Ditchfield - guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Tony Wright - vocals
  • John Dawson - bass
  • Mark Kelly - keyboards
  • Henry Rogers - drums
  • Andy Ditchfield - guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Tony Wright - vocals
  • John Dawson - bass
  • Henry Rogers - drums
  • Michael McCrystal - guitar
  • Mike Varty - keyboards
  • Andy Ditchfield - guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Henry Rogers - drums
  • Michael McCrystal - guitar
  • Mike Varty - keyboards
  • David Anderson - bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DeeExpus Press Room". Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "DeeExpus Latest News". Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "DeeExpus Website". Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Andy Ditchfield from Ytsejam.com, September 2009". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Review of Far From Home in Background Magazine, 2009". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

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