The Dex are a young band based in Burnham on Sea, Somerset with a passion for music. They play at music festivals, charity events and competitions, and are working hard on writing their own material. Their first ever track ‘Just a Phase’ secured us a Gold medal at the recent Highbridge Festival of the Arts, and that is just the start of their journey!
Here’s what they have to say in their own words
During the Autumn of 2014, we thought it would be a good idea to combine our talents in a band, and the rest as they say, is history!
Here we are:
Hi, I am Tom Llywarch – I am the vocalist. I have been singing since I was 10 years old, and have been a regular participant in various Somerset music festivals securing quite a collection of medals. I have performed solo at Weston Super Mare Playhouse, the Taunton Brewhouse Theatre and various other venues. When not soloing, I sing with Burnham on Song, a local choir and I am a member of Stage 2 Drama Group in Berrow with recent parts including a role playing Sherlock Holmes – how about that for variety. Looking to the future, I am learning the acoustic guitar and look forward to by debut on guitar with The Dex. I have recently joined the Ritz Acoustic Club in Burnham on Sea and am looking forward to my first guitar solo!
Hi I am Fred, the bass player of The Dex. We set up the band as friends to develop our musical experiences. I am also a drummer and I do a bit of guitar and keyboard too. Music kicked off for me at 8 when I got my trumpet, now I’m in quite a few music groups including concert band, brass band, jazz band and orchestras as well as The Dex. There’s not much else to know, as music is my life. I love music and I love playing with my mates in The Dex. We put a lot of work in and have a rockin’ time!
Hey, I’m Rob, currently the lead guitarist of The Dex. I have only been playing guitar since mid 2014, but so far have really enjoyed it. I also play trumpet and piano, and have lots of musical commitments outside The Dex that also keep me busy. I really love playing in the band, we have a good connection and share lots of energy when playing. I particularly enjoy playing music from Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Kaiser Chiefs.
My name is Samuel Clarke and I am the drummer (and the youngest member) in The Dex. I am a newbie to the world of music and performance. I started drumming in 2014 when Fred our bass guitarist introduced me to his dad’s drum kit. I was hooked! I bought myself a set of drums and got myself some lessons from a guy who plays in a band in Bristol. The rest as they say is ‘history’. My other interests are card magic and illusions. I never go anywhere without a deck of cards, ready to perform a trick on anyone, in case I have a sudden urge to do so!
Individually we are all good……but together, we are THE DEX!!