Leicester based trio The Notorious Dawson Bros. have become a regular attraction on the midlands Americana scene. The NDBs are made up of Dawson Smith on acoustic and resonator guitars and lead vocals, Gareth Jones on Mandolin and vocals and Steve Burton on acoustic bass, banjo and vocals. The band has been together for about three years. .
Based in Leicester, UK for over twenty five years, Dawson Smith is originally from Abertillery, South Wales and has a well earned reputation for fronting great bands and rocking venues all over the UK and beyond.
Dawson first made his name as the frontman / songwriter of blues rockers The Healers (?90s). Following The Healers split, Dawson recorded two successful solo albums. Valley Boy (2002) and The River Road (2005). Loads of gigging followed, playing with a flexible band line up.
In 2005 Dawson put together THE DISSENTERS with the intention of forming his dream ?road band? able to deliver the type of driving swamp blues and rootsy Americana bar room rock & roll that has always been the backdrop to Dawson?s distinctive songs