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About Dextra...

Formed around Ballymun identical twins Deco (Lead Vox) and Peader Grange (Drums), Dextra are a 6-piece in-yer-face Pop-Rock band whose live antics knows no bounds. The Troublesome Twins, aided by fellow Ballymun trio Gary Baitson (Guitar), Frog (Bass) and Crazy Horse (Keys) have been working tirelessly since their 2001 inception, shaking off the negative portrayal of their North Dublin suburb by taking balls-to-the-wall rock n’ roll live shows above and beyond any comparable act on the island of Ireland.

Dextra’s hook-driven songs are the brainchild of stage-diving front-man Deco Grange, whose killer choruses and sing-a-long melodies offer a throwback to the trippy, poppy, psychedelic 1980’s “Madchester” and the Hacienda era. In a routine sound-off of influences, the band will always name-check 80’s greats such as Electric Light Orchestra, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Depeche Mode, and The Cars. Alongside their 90’s heroes Oasis, the band also gives a notable nod in the direction of pop-song masters The Beatles.

Dextra’s wall of sound can be attributed to Mulhuddart man Jimmy Kearney, who, when released from the shackles of Rhythm Guitar, can turn many a head with blistering Hendrix-esque guitar solos. The band’s fiery core is fuelled by the wacky, speaker-climbing, bar-jumping antics of Lead Madman Deco, together with the spiralling drum grooves of his straight talkin' sibling Peader. Live circus aside, Dextra’s hard working ethic does not deter the rivalling pair from wearing their hearts on their sleeves and despite advice to the contrary, the group make no attempt to disguise its working class origins. Being almost impossible to reproduce on recordings, Dublin’s Crazy Gang and their live shows must be seen to be believed no audience leaves disappointed and no skeptic leaves unconverted. Scallywag rock never sounded so good…