Dixie Fried

Low down, dirty, sleazy Blues Rock

Official page of Scottish duo Dixie Fried

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Hello folks

Just realised it has been a wee while since we have last had a wee chat, and thought better get putting out some info for you all.

First of all, welcome and thank you to all you new friends we have met over the summer and joining us on our musical journey.

We are sitting half way through the our summer festival season having played 3 entirely different festivals at Dundee, Beat Herder and Maryport it is hard to pick any one that we have loved more than any of the others.

Dundee is a city that is full of musical energy and we are always welcomed with open arms and a huge smile. Played 2 venues on the Saturday and again blown away with generosity of every person who comes to see us. Special thanks to the girl who came to see us 4 years after her first time, and had to take a day off work to come see us  play, wish we had caught your name, but hey please don't be shy.

Beat Herder, wow, what a place. Celebrating their 10th year of a festival that grew from an illegal rave in a forest to a fully functional 15,000 capacity organic audio haven. There were stages for every type of dance music. The forest is still utilised and looked amazing both during the day & night. Great vibes throughout and more importantly could still get an ice cold can of Red Stripe at 10pm on the Saturday night. Would highly recommend getting Herded Up.

Maryport again was absolutely rammed, unfortunately only playing one packed out venue but not before being overwhelmed by the ethos of the small seaside town, from people organising to the punters themselves. Nothing but great things to say of this normal sleepy town, but it was transformed into a thriving crowd in a gloriously hot Saturday.

Looking at our events page, you might think what are they talking about, they only have one more festival on there....well stay tuned as another two will be announced over the next couple of days. Also one more trip to Inverness and a charity gig during October to announce.

We have started a bit of a transformation and upgrading our instruments, with Craig purchasing a cracking new Fender amp (BTW he will be selling on one of his others, so if anyone looking for some authentic, fully working complete with flight case, Dixie Fried memorabilia then stay tuned as advert coming soon) and John getting a new Ludwig drum set. New sounds to go with even more new tunes will be coming for your audio pleasure real soon.

When it comes to new material for the next album, we are well on the way. We have 3 completed tunes, 2 almost done, with another 2  as work in progress. There is also a planned tune that goes to the very roots of blues music, straight from the cotton fields. We know exactly what we are going to do with it (and bringing in some friends to play with us), but this will be recorded entirely live to achieve the 'feel' we want, so this is much further down the line before we even start on it. There are many many jams we have recorded that could go somewhere, who knows may just release some raw audio a bit down the line.

Sorry it has been so long since last update, I will try not to make it so long before the next one

Beat Herder 2015

What a great festival...4 simple words that mean the world, but simply do not do enough justice to such a well run place.

15,000 coming together to have a great weekend. From every walk of life but once inside you would never know these weren't one big happy clan enjoying all the Lancashire countryside.

As it should be at a festival the emphasis is on fun and entertainment and it was here in abundance. The fancy dress challenge this year was set as anything to do with the letter 'E' and some truly inspirational choices were spotted and caused many a chuckle throughout the weekend. From Easy E, to a male Elsa (from Frozen), to a fully built Eddie Stobart lorry, to Elmo, Elf's, Egg Heads, Eye's, Egg's, E numbers, Elasta girl from the Incredibles, to Edward Scissorhands and Ebeneezer Good...and so on...fantastic  effort, and great fun.

There were stages for every taste, mostly catering for the dance generation (as I was informed the festival sprung from an illegal rave in a forrest and grew from there) but with several stages of live music acts, including a main stage in a natural ampitheatre that had Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Basement Jaxx and Leftfield work their magic. There was even ice cold Red Stripe still available at 10pm on the Saturday night, fantastic.

Couple of highlights for me would be the Welsh band Telegraph, the ice cold beer, the friendly vibes throughout, the general sound, the walk through the forest that completely changed during the day to the night, the variety of festival food was tremendous, and the jazz funk hip hop tent in the field with the stone circle / campfire.

Would highly recommend this festival to all, in fact even saw a few buggies being pushed by two generations of the same family so when we say all we really mean all.

Special thanks to Carol, Joe & Rachel for looking after us behind the scenes.

Onwards and upwards...

Happy 10th birthday celebrations Beat Herder, honoured to be a part of it and look forward to many more happy returns

Herd 'em up

Dundee, King Tuts and special price album

Wow thank you Dundee, and thank you the Almost Blue festival for having us play twice on Saturday. It never ceases to amaze us the reception we always seem to get in the City of Discovery, and yet again we had a great day on Saturday. Thank you from us both.

Dixie Fried are supporting touring band My Baby at one of our favourite venues in Scotland. This will be our last show of 2015 in Glasgow and yet again it will be at the legendary King Tuts.

The show is due to happen on Friday 30th October.

Normal price (ticketmaster) is £8 plus booking fee, but we are offering our Glasgow friends the price of just FIVE BRITISH POUNDS

Tickets will not be posted out, but a receipt emailed for collection of ticket in the bar at King Tuts on the night.


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Next up, as way of a thank you we have reduced the price of our second cd A Ways To Go, to only five pounds. What we are now doing is if you wish to have a digital download you can do so at our original bandcamp page, but now the physical copies are only available at a gig our on our new Big Cartel page. This is also where tickets for the King Tuts gig will be available from right now.

As always all our links are available on our connect page

Next live show for Dixie Fried is at Beat-Herder on Saturday 18th July

Beat-Herder stage

Just announced, the line up of the stage we are playing at this years 10th Anniversary celebrations for Beat-Herder Festival in Lancashire.

What a cracking line up on just our stage (as you can see below), but the main stage also has Leftfield, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Basement Jaxx & The Levellers.

The past 5 years has seen the festival sell out prior to the festival happening, so if you are thinking about going do not leave it too long you will miss out. Jungle drums are saying it is heading very close to that stage now.

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A Ways To Go
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