Andy Ditchfield – guitars, keyboards and Vocals
Tony Wright – Voice
Steve Wright – Guitars and Vocals
Henry Rogers – Drums
Bass Guitar and Keyboards – announcement pending
DeeExpus hail from the North East of England and were formed after Songwriter and Producer Andy Ditchfield decided to expand his long time solo project into a working band. A chance meeting in April 2007 with singer
Tony Wright, who had been in a band with Andy when they were both at school, led to DeeExpus becoming two for the first time. The initial intention was to form a full band at this point; however the two found they worked together so well they set about writing and recording their first album, with a few guest performances here and there. “Halfway Home” was the fruits of their labour and was released to worldwide critical acclaim in May 2008, drawing comparisons to Porcupine Tree, Marillion, Dream Theater and Riverside amongst others.
Following the album release the two set about forming a live band and, after a few personnel changes, DeeExpus performed Halfway Home live for the first time in January 2009. Only one month and one gig later DeeExpus found them in Poland recording a live DVD and “Far From Home” was released through Metalmind in June 2009. DeeExpus continued to perform throughout the UK and were delighted to receive the accolade of “Best New Band of 2009” from the UK based Classic Rock Society.
DeeExpus were invited to perform at RoSfest 2010 in the prestigious “Church of Prog” Sunday morning slot and, despite Tony being blighted with a bout of tonsillitis; the entire band agreed that the entire experience was one of the highlights of their collective musical careers.
Andy and Tony have been busy since their return from RoSfest working on album two, entitled “The King of Number 33”. The title track of which is an epic tale based on the true story of a local figure of folklore from Tony’s formative years; a tale to which Andy has applied his musical nous to paint the perfect backdrop on which Tony can recount this saga. The album is scheduled for a late summer/early fall release.
The band are absolutely ecstatic to be invited back to perform at RoSfest 2012 and can’t wait to reacquaint themselves with the people they met last time that they now consider friends, and hopefully pick up a few more friends this time round. They also promise one helluva show! It should be noted that it is Tony’s birthday during the week following RoSfest so he is putting in an early request for Reese’s Mini Eggs.
Half Way Home – 2008
Far From Home – 2009 DVD