Tag Archives: Dexeter

Apr
1

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Stray Plectrums – April 1 [Bumper Edition]

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Since FTCR is taking a backseat going forward, I thought it was time to give you a bumper edition of Stray Plectrums. We went part-time at the beginning of the year, and this is a selection of some of the submissions we wanted to feature, but didn’t get a chance to write about in full. Submissions are now closed, so call this our parting gift to you of undiscovered gems. Enjoy!

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Feb
10

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Under The Apple Tree Sessions Return For C2C 2016

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Bob Harris’ UNDER THE APPLE TREE SESSIONS, which were a huge success at C2C 2015, will return this year to a much larger venue within The O2.  Building Six, located close to the Town Square, will host artists on Saturday and Sunday during the festival.

Bob Harris said: “We are excited to be hosting Under The Apple Tree Sessions at C2C again this year. We are honoured to have been invited back after hosting the stage for the first time last year. Building Six will become our new venue, where we will be putting on 12 of our absolute favourite artists across the Saturday and Sundayof the festival.”

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Aug
15

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Claydon Connor Announces London Show With Dexeter; More Shows To Follow

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For The Country Record are proud to be partnering with Think Country and Live Island to present Claydon Connor’s upcoming UK tour, with special guests Dexeter. Full details of the London date have been revealed, with it taking place at Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden on September 9th. Tickets are £5 advance and doors are at 7:30pm. Continue reading

Jul
6

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Dexeter Album Launch @ Barfly, London, UK | July 3, 2015 – Review

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Dexeter at Barfly, London, UK on July 3rd, 2015. Credit: Amy Westney Photography, taken for FTCR.

Situated in the heart of London’s bustling Camden Town is the Barfly, a pub-cum-music venue that played host to the album launch of Dexeter this past Friday. In high spirits and in high heat, country fans filed into the venue (beers in hand) to witness a night of live music that would be triumphant for all. First up was Liv Austen, who expressed her delight at the sheer volume of folks already gathered to check out the first support act. She was treated to a great deal of respectful silence as she performed each of her tracks, too, with appreciative applause and cheers meeting each lull in music. Joined by her acoustic guitarist, Liv delivered a selection of songs that highlighted both her gritty low range and fluttering, pure high range, in addition to excellent songwriting and beautifully-crafted melodies. Her set included each track from her debut EP ‘Workin’ Man’s Dream’, as well as a track about having two choices in each situation and ‘Don’t Regret A Single One’, a sweet little ditty about every man she’s been in love with.

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Jun
17

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Dexeter ‘4000 Miles To Nashville’ – Album Review

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With ‘Brighter Skies’ being an EP that was added to later on, ‘4000 Miles To Nashville’ is, in effect, Dexeter’s first full-length album. The part-duo, part-quartet (or perhaps even more depending on the show that night and what’s required) have had a fantastic twelve months that has included two successful C2C performances, multiple opening slots for the hottest UK and US acts, endless critical praise and will culminate in an album launch show at The Borderline on July 3rd. For Dee Dexeter and Gareth Thomas, the core of the band, it’s been a whirlwind of unprecedented success. For those outside watching them leap from opportunity to achievement, it’s been far more of a realistic representation, both of their talent and of what the UK country scene needs right now.

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Jun
9

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Dexeter ‘Meet Me There/Older (Wouldn’t Change A Thing)’ – Single Review

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Dexeter is a name becoming increasingly more known on the UK country circuit and for good reason. The band, fronted by Dee Dexeter and Gareth Thomas, finished 2014 with a UK top 15 country album and a number of glowing reviews from various bloggers after not only supporting the Shires and Ward Thomas on the Homegrown Tour but also having their, then, single ‘Slow It Down’ featured on BBC Introducing. The question was… Could they keep this up!?

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Mar
11

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C2C Festival Pop-Up Acts @ O2 Arena, London, UK | March 8th, 2015 – Review

Dexeter and the crowd at the O2 Arena during the C2C Festival in London, March 8th, 2015. Credit: Amy Westney Photography, taken for FTCR.

Dexeter and the crowd at the O2 Arena during the C2C Festival in London, March 8th, 2015. Credit: Amy Westney Photography, taken for FTCR.

It was a busy affair at the O2 Arena in London last weekend as many tens of acts took to the free pop-up stages around the venue, to play to the tens of thousands of waiting fans who were milling about. The Country to Country Festival (otherwise known as C2C) was in its third year and had burst into life with an extremely popular main stage line-up, and the increasing exposure both the event and country music had gained in the intervening twelve months. At 11:30am when we arrived there were a few eager fans wandering around, but it soon got crazy as by 1pm it became difficult to move in many parts of the large multi-venue arena, particularly around such acts as Sam Hunt, Sonia Leigh, David Bradley and Ward Thomas, who were commanding more than a thousand people at their respective stages. We were front and center at this year’s event, covering a multitude of acts in review and in pictures. You can check out our Instagram for impromptu phone shots and updates, or read on for our reviews (collaborative between Vickye, Andy and Nick) of the acts we saw and Amy’s fabulous photos.

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Nov
16

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VIDEO: Dexeter ‘Me & You’

Dexeter duoSometimes, you just gotta throw some good back into the world. That’s what Dexeter are doing with their new single, ‘Me & You’, released to iTunes just Friday (November 14). All profits from the song will go to Fibromyalgia UK as the song is co-written by a sufferer of the condition, and it shows the band strip away the usual 8-piece arrangement they have going and displays a more vulnerable, acoustic side to them. Led by piano and Dee’s magnificent, soulful vocals, a guitar peeks in to provide a delicate instrumental during the bridge, but otherwise there are no other distractions on the track, allowing the lyrics to really shine.

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