The Dempseys
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The Dempseys

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"newspaper review"

"With ball-of-fire live shows and records to match, (The Dempseys) put more fun and inventiveness into three chords than any band since, arguably, the Stray Cats (yes, the musicianship is that stunning)." -- Bill Ellis - The Commercial Appeal


"from Sam Phillips"

"I swear to God, The Dempseys are the greatest I've ever heard!" -- Sam Phillips - testimonial


"from Wynonna"

"God gifted you boys with amazing talent." -- Wynonna Judd - testimonial


"from W.S. Holland"

"They make me tired just watching them." -- W.S. Holland (Johnny Cash's drummer) - testimonial


Discography

Drinking Songs for Your Grandparents (2001)
Radio Friendly Hits for Your DJ to Play (2004)

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"I swear to God, The Dempseys are the greatest I've ever heard!" -- Sam Phillips

Technically, they are a "high-energy rockabilly trio" -- great Sun hits, jump blues, Texas swing, all that fun rockabilly stuff.

But oh man, that doesn't begin to describe The Dempseys! How do you do justice to three guys who burn more calories in one hour on stage than most 10-piece acts do in a month? How do you define a band that has set a new standard of showmanship in Memphis, the most musical city on earth?

With The Dempseys, words can't suffice. It's truly a "must-see" band, because mere words can't explain their enormous entertainment value. They swap instruments. They clamber all over the big upright bass. They mess with the audience. They'll dive into the nearest swimming pool. They will surprise, delight, confound, and entertain you like nothing you've ever seen. Oh, yeah -- they'll also make you get up and dance!

Originally from Tacoma, WA, The Dempseys moved to Memphis to be the house band at Elvis Presley's Memphis. Their fan base quickly spread throughout the region, and they remain based in Memphis and play coast-to-coast. Thanks to their role as Elvis' band in the hit movie "Walk the Line," The Dempseys and their music are more popular than ever.

They're a unique treat for clubs, festivals, galas, casinos, and corporate functions -- and they're a wedding band you'll never forget!

Bottom line: you've just gotta see 'em!