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Dave Budgen and Tim Hutton met when various social and professional connections they each had led to them both being long term members of the band the Dub Pistols.
Budgen, a native of York, had been living between Yorkshire and London for years, and Hutton, a long-term resident of London, moved northwards to the Leeds area in 2008, because of a woman.
As a result of this geographical dislocation from the rest of the Dub Pistols, who were all residents of London, the pair found themselves on long drives to gigs every weekend together - and it was this that led to the first Doghouse Derelicts recording, “The Devil Needs To Change”.
More songs followed - “Where I’m From” and “WTF” - and soon their cross-country automotive zig-zagging had become Doghouse Derelicts headquarters, sessions where that week’s studio efforts were endlessly played and pored over, and plans for world domination were hatched.
It seemed as if without looking for it or expecting it, the means had been given to them for creative realisation...
Doghouse Derelicts were on a mission!
The Duck & Drake is an historic pub in the centre of Leeds in beautiful West Yorkshire. Expect to find the finest cask ales and some of the tastiest live music anywhere in the city!
A fine example of a two-roomed Victorian corner pub retaining some original features. Wood-floored throughout and some of the floorboards have survived two hundred years of trade.
The central bar with fifteen handpumps sits in between and serves both rooms.
There is live music most nights from a small stage in the corner of the front room, which also features a mural on the back wall depicting many blues and rock legends and is decorated with various music memorabilia.
The pub has existed under several different names including THE HORSE & GROOM & THE BROUGHAM'S ARMS. During the second world war Broughams had a reputation for being a place where women would meet and entertain American GI’s. It wasn't until 1985 - while the pub was under the care of landlord Les Moon - that the name changed to The Duck & Drake. Though the present name is represented in the form of waterfowl it actually refers to the pastime of skimming stones on water called “ducks & drakes”.
Parking is often tricky... There is an NCP car park quite close by but it closes bang on 11pm - so if the bands still rocking - your car may get locked in!
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