1981 – present (36 years)
Dumpy's Rusty Nuts first appeared on the London, UK Rock scene in 1981. After a short time DRN released their first single "Just for Kicks" which went into the Heavy Metal charts. This was soon followed by their second single, the now legendary Bikers Anthem "Boxhill or Bust". The success of the singles along with a UK tour with the Blues Band fronted by ex Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones saw that the bands future was secure.
DRN then started to tour around the UK including the now defunct London Marquee Club, which saw them hold the all time record for appearances at this legendary venue. Since 1981 DRN have played the Reading Rock Festival (twice), appeared on national television + radio and supported and toured with many major rock bands such as Motorhead, Hawkwind and Status Quo. DRN have also played at the Isle of Man TT several times and many biker rallies including the Derbyshire Rock'n'Blues.
After many personnel changes over the bands 25yr history the present lineup of DUMPY, ANDY and MARTIN has been stable since 1995. In the last couple of years Dumpy has been developing a solo project, SpaceNutz with which he has supported Hawkwind, and performing solo acoustic sets.
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