With a sound located somewhere between the deep south and South Wales, Dai & The Dusty Keys play the rootsiest honky-tonk, zydeco, jazz, folk and R&B in London. They like nothing better than to play foot-stompin' tunes that you can dance the Texas polka to.
Regularly delighting audiences of all ages with their barnstorming acoustic sound, the full quartet line-up includes guitar and vocals, double bass, fiddle and accordion, though the band also sound great as a duo or trio. Their regular musicians are all experienced pros who have worked alongside stars such as Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Bob Geldof, Nick Lowe, Loudon Wainright III, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Richard Thompson.
Dai & The Dusty Keys' large repertoire means that the band can turn their hand to many types of event. The band often play amplified but can also perform unplugged if needs be. If you're looking for a quartet to play rollicking 50s R&B and rock 'n' roll to get the room up and dancing then you've come to the right place. Equally, if you're looking for a duo or trio to provide a completely instrumental set of vintage jazz then Dai & The Dusty Keys fit the bill perfectly.
By Dai & The Dusty Keys
Zydeco & Honky-Tonk
R&B, Blues & Gospel
Dai & The Dusty Keys can perform as:
Exactly what we wanted - Thank you!
Very good band. Ideal for the occasion. Played at the right volume and caught the right mood. Perhaps could have played for a bit longer - I thought 2 hours was almost too short!
Ed and Rosanna
Dai and the Dusty Keys were fantastic at our wedding yesterday. It was great to get so many friends and family dancing. They were up for playing their first set acoustically (which sounded awesome) outside so we could enjoy the great weather at the same time as their tunes. When they amped up inside they really helped to set the party mood for our big day. They were friendly, professional and played excellent music. Thank you Dai and the Dusty Keys.
Tim Gibb - Crown Lodge Hotel
Great guys, lovely to work with and fantastic quality sounds. Our customer feedback was excellent.
Highly recommended - everyone at our wedding commented on how great the band was and how much they enjoyed it. Very easy to work with as well so thank you!
Great guys, amazing voices, talented musicians and something for everyone! We love all genres and eras of music and wanted a band to reflect this - these guys smashed it and helped make the day as magical as it was! Big love to all invloved x
We couldn't have chosen a better band for our wedding day. The guys were punctual, extremely polite and very friendly. They're also brilliant musicians. The music was fabulous and boy, did we all have a good dance. Thank you so much guys, you really helped make our day such a very special one. Several of our guests said ours was the best wedding they'd been to (it was an emotional day!) and you played your part in that. Toby Smedley
David and the band were brilliant. The booking process was fine and communications beforehand were simple and effective with the minimum of fuss. The band turned up exactly as planned on the day and although we kept them waiting because we were running behind, they accepted it all in good humour and waited patiently to start. Our guests were full of praise for them and loved their originality and musicianship. I just wish that it hadn't been quite so warm in the venue that evening and a few more people had danced along.
Dai and the Dusty Keys were fantastic! We danced all night and had the best time. All our guests really enjoyed the atmosphere they helped to create. The booking process was very simple. The band phoned me three weeks before the wedding to discuss requirements and this lead to a more relaxed event on the night. Superb!
We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.
What styles of music do you play?
We play a wide repertoire, including vintage jazz, 50s R&B, folk, rockabilly, zydeco and jump blues.
Can you play purely instrumental music?
Yes, you can decide whether you want the music to have vocals, or whether you'd prefer it to be purely instrumental.
Can you play without amplification?
Yes, we can and often do!
What amplification do you use?
As well as our own amplifiers, We can provide a 680 watt PA system - that's suitable for most types of event where fewer than 200 people are attending.
Can you dress smartly for a formal event?
We can dress more formally if that's what you require.
Can you play in more than one location in my venue?
It's possible, though it might take around 45 minutes to move all our equipment and set it up elsewhere.
Can you play outside?
As long as there is a marquee, gazebo or something similar to shelter the equipment from the weather we can play outside.
How much space do you need to set up?
We fit into some very tight spaces! Generally, a minimum of 2.5 square metres is enough.
Can you supply music between your sets?
Yes, we can supply appropriate interval music using an iPod through our amplification system, or if you prefer you can provide your own iPod or playlist which we can connect to our system.
Do you have your own lighting rig?