A Maryland-based hard rock band that was formed in the 80’s and continues today. Originally starting out as The Shift; personnel and management changes led to a recording contract. Record producer, Kim Fowley suggested the band change it’s name and Dirty Deal was born from the ashes of The Shift.
After the band’s Kim Fowley ( of the GTO’s fame ) produced debut was pulled from shelves when a struggling Erika Records filed bankruptcy, the band experienced lineup changes under the guidance of vocalist Terry Miller. Continuing into the 90’s with the lineup which is now Dirty Deal, the band enjoyed five additional releases and continues today writing and performing between the member’s varying projects.
Dirty Deal is widely known in the Mid-Atlantic region for their brand of rock and energizing live shows.
Current Lineup :
Dirty Deal has seen a few transformations to its lineup over the years.
Former Members :
Bryan Kimes – Bass, Vocals
Michael Stancliff – guitars
Dave Berry – guitars, vocals
Danny O’brien – bass, vocals
Billy Jones – drums, vocals (deceased)
Michael Myers – guitars, bass (deceased)
Wrennie Weir – guitars, vocals
Allan Kave – guitars
Sean Boyer – guitars, bass, vocals
Zak Mabie – Bass
Michael Spinoe – Bass
Ron Szabo – drums
Lee Nigh – drums
The Shift :
John Turner – guitars, vocals
Joe Rothenberg – guitars, vocals
Jason Chalfant – guitars, vocals (deceased)
The road crew goes generally uncredited. Though many bands take care to thank their crew in the album sleeve liner note,. Dirty Deal wants to acknowledge them here as well!
The Road Crew :
James “The Hoppah” Hopkins – current stage tech, merchandise
Bubby Seal – sound tech
Scott Murray – sound tech
Mike Halgash – light tech
Timmy Hayes – light tech
Jim Greenawalt – stage tech
Frank Royce – light tech
Roger Alexander – light tech
“Diamond Dave” Marker – sound tech
Brian “Crow” Palmer – light tech
Toad Grams – stage tech
“Filthy Phil” Bielarski – stage tech
Dave Adams – sound tech
Keith “Krow” Reed – light tech
Brian Miller – stage tech
Bobby “Da Bomb” Kreitz – stage tech