Denny Strickland’s love for West Coast culture uniquely blends with his Arkansas country roots to create music that feels like a throwback and an examination of modern romantic expression.
On the road from the age of five years old showing horses, Strickland taught himself to play the guitar and write songs after studying at Arkansas State University. With the same veracity that made him a champion rider, he soon began to play regional gigs and caught the eye of The Statler Brothers’ longtime manager (and Bass player for Johnny Cash), Marshall Grant.
Grant’s passing in 2011 set the wheels in motion for Strickland’s move to Nashville, reigniting his music career on the MusicRowCountryBreakout Chart with the debut hits 'Swerve On' followed by 'How Far You Wanna Go' and the club anthem 'Get A Grip'.
Angels with dirty faces is one of the most popular country rock bands on the scene today and is the brainchild of former BCMA award winners Stuart Landon (guitar/vocals) and Neil Cook (bass/vocals). The band are influenced by acts such as Lynrd Skynrd, Zac Brown Band, Restless Heart and Little Big Town among others. The band is full of experience and they are no strangers to touring and performing with big names.
Prior to forming Angels With Dirty Faces, Stuart & Neil were signed as part of indie rock band The Establishment, working with acts such as Status Quo, Ocean Colour Scene, Cast, Badly Drawn Boy and also performing at venues such as Wembley Stadium, Reading & Leeds Festival, Latitude Festival and Electric Picnic. But being country boys at heart they were drawn back to their roots, when they came off the road with The Establishment.