Will and Pip have been playing music together since first meeting each other at school in their home town of Ipswich. They both have vast musical experience gained in previous bands, sessions, teaching, writing and playing live – together and solo. This, coupled with a great friendship, resulted in a formidable musical partnership and thus the "Dukes of New York" were born. With the addition of band friend, Drew, the Dukes have recently re-modelled themselves from acoustic duo into a full band.
Fri 30th January
We're pleased to announce that DoNY guitarist Will officially endorses Rio Grande Pickups
. Custom wound and seasoned to taste in a lo tech/high tone environment, Rio Grande make some of the finest pickups you can find!
Fri 23rd January
uploaded! Taken at this week's rehearsal. See Will with his new WH-1
wah-wah pedal from AMT Electronics.
Sat 17th January Unfortunately, we have had no choice but to withdraw from the acoustic gig we had planned for Thu 29th January. This is not a decision we've taken lightly, but the circumstances are beyond our control. Fear not, you'll be able to catch us at another venue very soon!
Wed 14th January
We're pleased to announce that Dukes of New York officially endorse AMT Electronics
, quality manufacturers of; effects pedals, pre-amps and amplifier heads.
Tue 14th October Electric Six
release their tenth studio album today titled Human Zoo
. Why is that important? Because DoNY vocal talents can be heard on track 1; Karate Lips
Thu 18th September
Gig alert! On Thu 2nd October 2014 we'll be playing at Attica
, Peterborough. Doors open at 20:00 and entry is FREE. Send us a message and we'll make sure you're on the guest list. Also playing are The Lartey Sisters and Love Street. Click to view the Facebook event
Mon 4th August
Listen, like, share and review our track José on Richer Unsigned
. Each vote pushes us further up the chart! The Richer Unsigned site is a great place to find new music, who knows what you'll discover...
Sun 3rd August
We've been nominated for an NMG Award
! The music awards night that celebrates and recognises the talent of the local music scene in Cambridge and surrounding towns and villages. The judges will whittle down the nominations long list ready for the awards evening on October 17th.
Thu 17th July Say "howdy" to our drummer Drew. We're turning the duo into a trio to give live gigs an extra dimension. Slide over to the photo page to check him out.
Sat 12th July
We've just finished playing the acoustic stage at The Willow Festival
. It's such a great event, we can't wait to be back again next year. A three-day festival attracting over 80,000 people is something that has to be seen to be believed!
Fri 11th July
Our EP release Wake Up
is now available on the music
page where you can play and download all of our tunes either directly, or via our bandcamp
site. This time, in contrast to our recent acoustic releases, we opted to plug-in the guitars and get behind the drum kit. The EP features two new songs; Wake Up The Make Up
, together with a reworked version of Ventura