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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.

Album Launch

oi! oi! oi!

Well it’s been 2 years but the new D.I.L.E album is here it’s called


and it’s released on july 12th and you can order it here.

There are 11 all new dile songs on there and it’s a belter(trust me) and as a celebration to the album being released we putting on an album launch at the Witchwood on saturday 10th july!

Tickets are £6 and you can get yer tickets here.

Everyone attending the gig will recieve a free copy of the album,so for £6 you get a live performance and a copy of the new album (bargain or wot?).

As regular DILE fans will know, the band is now a 7 piece band with the following members:

dennis matthews-vocals
simon bennett-guitar
dave pickett-bass
april pickett-hammond and keys
adam belcher-drums
mike riley-trombone
michael wood-percusion

Go get yerself a copy of the new album or even some of the older albums and we will talk soon.

Keep on keepin’ on


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Manchester-based ska / punk / alternative band, consisting of: Dennis Matthews (Vocals), Simon Bennett (Guitar), Dave Pickett (Bass), April Pickett (Hammond and Keys), Adam Belcher (Drums), Mike Riley (Trombone), Michael Wood (Percussion).