Headline Act: Dirty Mitts

Lessons in crowd-surfing come from today’s nation-spanning Headline Act. Take it away, Dirty Mitts…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We hail from different parts of the world: the UK, Poland, and Egypt. Our diversity truly shapes our sound!

How did you meet?

Our paths converged in 2022. Our shared passion for classic rock’n’roll, combined with a bit of fate, led us to unite and create Dirty Mitts.

How long have you been playing as a band?

We’ve been playing together since 2022, making it a little over a year now.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

Haha! We knew we wanted a memorable group name. The concept emerged from our belief that in order to achieve greatness and make things happen, you often have to get your hands dirty. Thus, ‘Dirty Mitts’ was born.

What are your influences?

Our influences are vast and varied, from The Rolling Stones to Royal Blood. It’s that mix of classic 70s style with a contemporary hard edge that we resonate with.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Our music is an infusion of bluesy, vintage, and high-energy rhythms, a blend of classic rock with a modern twist. Our geographical diversity and the union of our individual sounds make us truly unique.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Our lyrics often touch upon everyday emotions, experiences, and relationships. We also believe in using our music to voice significant messages, like advocating for women’s rights in our track “Women”.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Our live shows are energetic, raw, and intimate. During our performances, we like to invite the audience up on stage during a cover and get them to sing along to parts. It’s an interactive experience that fans have grown to love. We’ve played numerous gigs since our inception, each one with its own flair and memory.

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What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

There was this one time where Tommy decided to crowd-surf, but the crowd wasn’t as prepared as he thought. Let’s just say he got to know the floor quite well that night!

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

Mo usually swings with his prized Les Paul 1959 reissue – he’s more protective over it than his daughter! Matt prefers his trusty Rickenbacker bass. Mateusz beats down on a Ludwig drum kit, and Tommy? Well, he’s pretty laid back. He usually just goes with the microphone the venue uses nightly, which kind of encapsulates how diverse we are in our approaches.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

We just released our latest track, “Women”. It’s a mix of old-school rock with a hint of modern themes, and we’re really excited about it!

What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?

We’ve got some live dates lined up: On Sunday, 15th October, we’ll be at King Billy Rock Bar in Northampton. Following that, we’re performing at the Dublin Castle in London on Sunday, 22nd October, and The Macbeth in London on Saturday, 11th November. In addition to these performances, we plan to release more tracks and possibly an album by early next year.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you?

Oh, supporting The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses would be the absolute dream! As for our opener, we’ve had the pleasure of playing with some great bands like Parasite and We Are One. Another band we’ve been following on Instagram, Quiver, would be an excellent addition. It’s all about the energy and connection, and these bands surely bring it!

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