Line up

Jon Stevens

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Jon Stevens’ remarkable career as a singer, songwriter and performer has spanned over 20 years and reaped many achievements, including ARIA (Australia Record Industry Charts) chart-topping success as the front man of legendary Australian bands Noiseworks and INXS. Read more

Following the many successes and demise of Noiseworks in 1992, Stevens decided to pursue opportunities on a different kind of stage – starring as Judas in the highly acclaimed and successful Australian Musical Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. A studio collaboration in 2000, saw Stevens become part of rock band INXS as a guest vocalist and embark on a global tour, including a 55-day engagement with the legendary Night of the Proms throughout Europe. Shortly after he was officially announced as the “seventh member” of INXS. Returning to his solo career, Stevens then forged ahead with new material in the studio, unleashing a further two solo albums – “Changing Times” and then “Testify” in 2011 as well as touring again with a reformed Noiseworks. Stevens returned to a new Jesus Christ Superstar Production in July 2013 for a sold-out Arena Tour where his role of Pontius Pilot was met with critical acclaim. Most recently, Jon contributed the title track “Fly”, to the animated Disney movie “Planes”, a number one film at the box office. With The Dead Daisies he has realised the opportunity of forming a group that is steeped in the kind of music he grew up on like Free and Bad Company. Working with music legends like Slash on the first single ‘Lock ‘N’ Load’ released in 2013 was a great debut for both Jon and the band. After an incredible start to the Dead Daisies, Jon Stevens is looking to capitalise on their achievements to date and cement their place as one of the worlds leading rock acts. Less

Richard Fortus

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Richard Fortus, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, is probably best know for his ‘other’ position, guitarist with legendary American rock band Guns N’ Roses where he handles both rhythm and lead duties since first joining the band 2001. Read more

Having had an active role with The Dead Daisies since joining them on their first set of shows in Australia, Richard now has an active creative input to the new material including the latest ‘Face I Love’ ep. With a background that seen him start in his youth playing in both bands and orchestras then moving in to a professional arena playing with various bands throughout his career including the English group The Psychedelic Furs, Thin Lizzy and solo artists like Rihanna, Fiona Apple and Nena, he brings a wealth of experience to The Daisies. Richard can also be found in the credits of movies where he writes and collaborates on musical scores along with being in constant demand as a session player. Less

MARCO MENDOZA

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Marco Mendoza is a well-known face around the rock music circuit. His bass playing skills have seen him hold down the rhythm section for many legendary bands like Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Dolores O'Riordan, Lynch Mob and Ted Nugent among others. Read more

His first big break came working with original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward on his original solo album ‘Ward One: Along The Way’ in 1990. From there he went on to work with John Sykes and his band Blue Murder which then led him to his long standing association with Thin Lizzy. Hailing from a very musical family, Marco started guitar at an early age. With strong Mexican heritage through family, this is reflected in some of his musical projects including Casa Mendoza. He is also a prolific jazz player. Marco has been playing with The Dead Daisies since 2013 on various tours and brought his distinctive style and influence with his contribution to the latest recordings including ‘Face I Love’. Less

DIZZY REED

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Dizzy Reed is a multi-talented keyboard/vocalist who has been part of The Dead Daisies line-up since 2013. Read more

Hailing originally from Illinois, he is known for being the longest standing member of the Guns N’ Roses line-up apart from Axl Rose. He still writes, performs and records with Guns N’ Roses. He is well respected in the Los Angeles music community as a guest player with many well-known artists as well as playing with his own band ‘Hookers and Blow’. Dizzy brings the blues rock energy to the stage! Less

BRIAN TICHY

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Brian started drumming from age 8. He attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music from 1986-1990. Read more

A huge fan of bands likes Kiss and AC/DC as a teenager, he turned his dreams into reality by playing with some of the biggest rock artists on the planet. A highlight was playing with Ozzy Osbourne and performing Black Sabbath classics. Tichy has toured and recorded with a multitude of artists including Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Seether, Velvet Revolver, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Pride & Glory, Glenn Hughes, Sass Jordan and Slash's Snakepit. He sat in briefly for The Dead Daisies on part of the Uproar Tour in 2013 and now returns to underpin a great rhythm section with Marco Mendoza. Less

DAVID LOWY

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Throughout his career, rhythm guitarist David Lowy has extensively played with various Australian rock bands, including Red Phoenix, Mink and Doc Neeson’s Angels.Read more

After performing and co-writing songs with Doc Neeson, Lowy was asked to be a member of The Angels. Neeson said of David, “He had an obvious passion, which I think you need if you’re going to make it in the music industry. He just had something special.” After connecting with Jon Stevens the two found very quickly they had an undeniable chemistry writing songs together. From their first few sessions the album and more were written. Along with Jon, David has realised a long-term ambition to form a band with a modern twist on rock music from his youth and tour the world.Less

Past Members

The Dead Daisies have comprised of a number of amazing musicians over the past couple years. Click to read about past members

John Tempesta

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In a career spanning two decades, drummer John Tempesta has built a body of work that's deservedly earned him a place among metal's most popular and well-respected players. Perhaps best known for his tenure with Rob Zombie - both in White Zombie and with Rob's solo project - John worked his way up through the drumming ranks, always looking for his next challenge and never resting on past achievements. John's extensive professional resume includes gigs with Exodus, Testament, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, Tony Iommi, Helmet and Scum of The Earth (which features John's brother, guitarist Mike Tempesta). Presently, John can be found touring the world behind the drum throne of The Cult.

Darryl Jones

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Darryl Jones is an American bass guitarist who began his notable career as a session musician, where he gained the experience and confidence to play with some of the most highly regarded recording artists, in jazz, blues, and rock music. Most recently, he has been best known in his role as bassist for The Rolling Stones since Bill Wyman's departure in 1993.

Charley Drayton

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Charley Drayton is a multi-instrumental musician and producer who has played as a drummer and bassist with various artists including Australian rock bands Divinyls and Cold Chisel.

Alex Carapetis

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Australian born drummer and songwriter, Alex Carapetis, has been living in Los Angeles and New York since the end of 2005 after much success in Australia. He has since recorded/toured with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Robbie Williams, Phoenix, Perry Farrell, and many more. He is also the drummer for Julian Casablancas’ (The Strokes) solo project.

Frank Ferrer

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Frank Ferrer is an American rock drummer and session musician. In October 2006, Ferrer became an official member of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses after serving as the band's emergency substitute drummer for Bryan Mantia on several occasions during the band's summer 2006 European tour. Ferrer is also a member of The Psychedelic Fursas well as a former member of Love Spit Love. He has recorded and worked with several high profile musicians including The Beautiful, Robi "Draco" Rosa, and Sarah Clifford.

Clayton Doley

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Clayton Doley is Australia's finest Hammond organist and is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the top new players on the world stage. He is constantly in demand for touring projects, even with his own busy touring commitments he manages to tour with artists such as Harry Manx (Canada) and Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges (USA), and has in the past toured with Steve Cropper and Donald 'Duck' Dunn (USA), David Garibaldi (USA), Nigel Kennedy (UK), A Camp (Sweden), Silverchair (Australia), The Divinyls (Australia), and Jimmy Barnes (Australia).

Alan Mansfield

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Alan Mansfield is an American keyboard player who previously worked for Robert Palmer (including guitar for the “Johnny and Mary” single from Palmer’s album “Clues”) and Bette Midler in the late 1970s. By 1982 Mansfield was living in Sydney and producing tracks for Marc Hunter. Marc Hunter convinced Mansfield to also produce Dragon’s single “Rain”. He has since been a regular member of Dragon and has also been involved with various musical projects with some of Australia’s finest musicians.

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