The Dungarees BIO
The Dungarees have a definitive musical mandate; Take the undeniable lyrical styling, twangy telecaster and steel guitar that they love from classic country, and inject it with modern intensity and pop sensibility.
One of Canada’s fastest rising country stars, The Dungarees have performed at some of the biggest country festivals in the country, including the Calgary Stampede, Big Valley Jamboree, Dauphin CountryFest and SunFest, and they will be performing at Ontario's Boots and Hearts Music Festival in 2016. The band has opened as direct support for Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert, and will be opening for Dwight Yoakam in October 2016.
In February 2016 The Dungarees travelled to Nashville, where they wrote and demoed material with Grammy award winning producer Ray Kennedy. The band’s first single, “Ain’t Through Being Happy Yet”, was mixed by Nashville genius at the board Mike Purcell, and has received rotation and feature plays on commercial country radio across Canada. Following up, the band headed in to OCL Studios with producer and member of The Road Hammers Clayton Bellamy, to record two new songs, "I'm Down" and "Dizzy", to be released this year.
The Dungarees took home “Country Artist of the Year” at the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards, and were shortlisted for “Roots Artist of the Year” at the 2015 Canadian Country Music Awards. Two band members, Darrek Anderson and Ben Shillabeer, were nominated in the All-Star Band awards at the Canadian Country Music Awards for "Steel Player" and "Drummer of the Year" respectively. Most recently, The Dungarees were nominated for "Group of The Year" at the 2015 Alberta Country Music Awards.
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