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Hitler finds out he missed the recent D.I.L.E. gigs


18th May @ 53 Degrees, Preston (supporting Stiff Little Fingers)

25th May @ Nice ‘n’ Sleazy Festival, Morecambe

15th June @ Cadence Festical, Main stage (in the market) Tyldesley

20th July @ Holmfirth Summer Ska Splash (supporting The Beat)

27th July @ Witchwood (help the heroes charity gig)

….and a couple of big gigs to be confirmed also, stay tuned!!


DILE gig Saturday 30th April The Verge

DILE’s first gig back since Christmas. Featuring our new keyboard player Liz. Tickets are £5 on the door, doors at 2030.

The verge, above cheshire ring, Hyde

D.I.L.E will be back!

We are back rehearsing with a new keyboard player. Gigs and new tunes to come soon.

Thanks for coming

A big thank you to all those of you who dug their way out of the snow last night to come watch us at the Witchwood. There are no gigs planned yet for 2011, we plan to return with new tunes so watch this space.


D.I.L.E update

ok ok calm down
i know it’s been a while but i’m back on the game with regular updates on the band’s activities
well first things first a massive thanks to everyone who came down to the album launch and our gigs supporting stiff little fingers in preston and holmfirth
and next up it’s our annual christmas party at the witchwood on saturday 18th december,we will be supported by the uzual suspectz and jack tickets are £5 each and are available from the band,the witchwood front bar or online 
there will be some old songs and maybe some brand new stuff in the xmas set list
anyway that’s all for now but i will post an update in the next week or two
dennis xx

Upcoming gigs

Tuesday 12th October – 53 degrees, Preston supporting Stiff Little Fingers

Friday 15th October – The Verge, Hyde. A small gig just with ourselves playing.

Wednesday 20th October – Picturedrome, Holmfirth supporting Stiff Little Fingers

D.I.L.E at Bolton Soundhouse Saturday 4th September

Ladies and gents, its been over a month since our last gig and rehearsal. We’ve had a little break, Dave bass has been busy getting married but we’re coming back.

We are supporting Pauline Black at Bolton Soundhouse on Saturday 4th September. Doors around 8pm, i’ll get back to you about tickets.


Album launch gig now at Oliver’s bar

This Saturday’s gig is now at Oliver’s Bar, Bow Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne due to circumstances out of our control. Original tickets still valid.

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Manchester-based ska / punk / alternative band, consisting of: Dennis Matthews (Vocals), Simon Bennett (Guitar), Dave Pickett (Bass), Liz (Keyboard), Adam Belcher (Drums), Mike Riley (Trombone), Sam Rosbottom (Trumpet), Michael Wood (Percussion).