"My Esprit always seems to get people talking,
It looks, plays, sounds and feels so right for me. For
a touring workhorse instrument, the only thing I would
change is have another for backup".
Formed as the clock ticked over into 2010, JD &
the FDCs are a new band, but old friends. Despite gigging,
touring and performing guest-spots with each others
bands for around six years, these four men had never
all shared the same stage at the same time. All this
was set to change when an innocent conversation planted
the seed in early 2010.
The band are lead by punk rock journeyman Jamie Delerict
(DANGERFIELDS, TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY, PANIC) on lead
vocals and guitar. JD has played well over 1000 gigs
in his twenty year career and as he says himself, has
been lucky enough to play in bands with some of his
musical heroes along the way. "I was Marky Ramones
guitarist for a while in 2003, I played in a band with
Richard Bacchus from D GENERATION in 2008 and I've also
been known to perform lead vocals with the MISFITS from
time to time. Come to think of it, maybe I should have
been born in New York instead of Durham".
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JD is abley backed up by the red hot rhythm section
of Joey Strange and Danny Gunn (both of Nottingham alt-rockers
PATCHWORK GRACE) and by the off-the-wall lead guitar
virtuoso talents of the man known only as Dazmondo.
(of quirky Midlands Odd-Bod Rock band DIP).
The band released their debut record titled the "FDCCDEP"
on August 5th 2010 at their first ever live performance
which was held in Nottingham. The three tracks were
engineered by Jason Sanderson (ROLO TOMASSI, THE PLIGHT,
CHICKENHAWK) and showcase a band unafraid of mixing
up their collective influences.
"From the singalong party rock n' roll of "Never
Gonna Stop" you'd be forgiven if you thought that
you were listening to an all male version of THE DONNAS,
but then "Monsoon Is Now" throws you a curve
ball with it's angsty indie-rock vibe and brutally honest
lyrics. "Tie Me Up (Tie Me Down)" is the perfect
way to end this FDC initiation and also very cleverly
bridges the gap between the hardcore punk of Delericts
last band THE DANGERFIELDS and the future sound of the
FDCs which is reminiscent of the attitude of DANKO JONES
and quite possibly, THE BEASTIE BOYS. This is a band
to keep your eye on".