Stanley Dee came
together in 2010 as the result of a few friends having the mad ambition
of playing some of the most technically demanding yet musically
rewarding material in the world of music.
There are many ways to approach the music of Steely Dan. Music which
means so much to those of us who appreciate a tightly crafted groove, a
memorable tune, an intriguing chord progression and often a twisted
story line. Bearing in mind the sheer quality of the musicians who
played on the original recordings, the scope of the task can seem
daunting. For that reason, you might reasonably expect a Steely Dan
tribute band to have a somewhat serious manner…..
But not Stanley Dee! We love the music of Becker and Fagen, and it makes
us happy. Audiences can tell from the way some of us bounce around on
stage, and the way we all have large smiles plastered on our faces most
of the time. This music is FUN!
Which is not to say that we treat the music lightly. This stuff is hard
to do well, and we pride ourselves on recreating the authentic sounds,
down to the details of the amazing solos and the intricate vocal
harmonies. We’re all huge fans of the music itself, and we know what our
audiences want to hear. We’ve been at this since 2009, and have racked
up loads of gigs, starting in our home area of South Herts, but also
(increasingly) going much further afield. If you’ve seen us, you’ll know
what we’re about, and if you haven’t… it’s about time you checked us
Authentic sounds played with skill and enthusiasm. If you like Steely
Dan, you will love Stanley Dee!