Meet the Deadbeats Band Members!

...Most of the boys were unemployed at the time and during a visit Billy Hammer's father, local TV and radio personality Frank Cameron, came down to one of the smoke filled sessions and said “You boys need to get a job, you're nothing but a bunch of “'Dead Beats'”.

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Billy Hammer Shake - Rytume Guitar, Vocals Rick Spriggs - Vocals

Scott Hodgson - Bass Roger Darrow - Drums Brian Wesley - Saxophone

Dave G - Guitar Mike Jackson - Keys  

The Deadbeads - Mark Cameron - Lead Guitar

"Billy Hammer"

Mark Cameron

Lead Guitar

 

The Deadbeats - Dave Boymook - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

"Shake"

Dave Boymook

Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Dave “Shake” Boymook would come by to listen to tunes and see the boys jamming. Roger had met Shake back in junior high through a mutual friend

(You can read the rest of the Deadbeats story on our History page.)

The Deadbeats - Rick Spriggs - Lead Vocals

Rick Spriggs

Lead Vocals

 

The Deadbeats - Scott Hodgson - Bass

Scott Hodgson

Bass

they needed a bass player. They called on Scott Hodgson

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The Deadbeats - Roger Darrow - Drums

Roger Darrow

Drums

In Bel Ayr Park, Dartmouth, Roger “Buf” Darrow was still driving his parents crazy, banging the drums and jamming with musical friends he met in high school.

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The Deadbeats - Brian Wesley - Saxophone

Brian Wesley

Saxophone

For the event, friends and local musicians Brian Wesley on saxophone and Scott Hodgson, on sound, were brought in. Both Brian and Scott had played in a high school band “Silverstar” with Rick Spriggs. The boys had used to trade gear together back in the early days when the band was called “November” and was playing at the YMCA in Dartmouth.

(You can read the rest of the Deadbeats story on our History page.)

The Deadbeats - Dave Goyetche - Guitar

Dave Goyetche

Guitar