Dirt City is songwriters Ben Locket and Brent Debernardi. Growing up in Melbourne they began honing their playing and writing skills whilst exploring early blues and traditional artists. In 2001 Ben based himself in the UK composing for TV and documentary. Brent went on to perform and record with Melbourne band Burke and has recently recorded a solo project. Reunited in London, it was inevitable that these two would work together once again. The outcome of this collaboration is their self titled debut album "Dirt City". After a few months working on new material, what began in early 2008 culminated in two days recording at Fortress Studios with drummer, Steve Brookes (Ange and the Wagon Band), bass player, Paul Sandy (The Coal Porters) and Hammond/piano player Julian Wilson (Grand Drive). Further sessions were organised to include Simon Taylor on trumpet along with Ange Boxall (The Wagon Band) performing backing vocals, plus legendary session player BJ Cole (The Verve, REM etc) on pedal steel.
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