Band NameDirty Deeds DDC
It all started when Bon Johnson decided that lugging drum hardware around was cumbersome and he could just lug around a mike stand, microphone and cable and became the Lead Singer of a local band (Nelson, B.C.) called “Stained Glass”. The band moved to Edmonton A.B. in 1985 and changed their name to “Red Alert”, where he met Angus & Malcolm Deeds.
Dirty Deeds DDC is Western Canada’s premiere AC/DC experience. Formed originally in 1986, Dirty Deeds established themselves as an act to be seen to be believed. Performing a high energy AC/DC tribute all over Canada, the band solidified their place in the late 80’s/early 90’s as a top notch act to behold. Flash forward to today, the band has regrouped, and using today’s tech at their disposal and performing a full 2 hour set, Dirty Deeds DDC has reinvigorated the scene with an amazing stage show and an even higher energy spectacle!
“Dirty Deeds DDC exploded onto the stage for our special event with a tight show full of energy and great rock ‘n’ roll! Pro guys in a pro show all the way!”
-Tushfest Musical Society Of Edmonton
“We were fortunate enough to have Dirty Deeds DDC play our New Years Gala this year at Kildares Ale House. The energy and passion this band brought to the show was incredible. Customers in attendance continue to rave about the amazing performance they witnessed that night and I will be hearing that sentiment for years to come. Not only did I feel like I was front row listening to Bon Scott, but the good time flashbacks were coming fast and furious, just like the guitar riffs we know so well. Do yourself a favor and go see this band“
-Everett Goulet – General Manager, Kildares Ale House, Calgary AB
“Well, I was going to see the AC/DC tribute band Dirty Deeds DDC. Being a long time AC/DC fan and seeing AC/DC several times I was quite curious to check this band out. So I ventured off to Shakers Roadhouse. The room was full up. I was getting pretty pumped up. The band started their set. The singer looked like Bon Scott. I thought this could be very interesting. They played some of my favorite Bon era songs…Riff Raff, Let There be Rock, Down Payment Blues etc. Wow, they did a great job. The band was tight. The lead guitar player did a great job doing Angus Young. The rest of the band pounded out the booming rhythm that AC/DC is noted for.
Then I thought, no Brian era AC/DC. Then, after a great Bon Scott era set, Dirty Deeds DDC took a break, and out came the singer dressed up as Brian Johnson. They had some great AC/DC video that was showed. Dirty Deeds DDC picked up where they left off, ripping out Back In Black, Shoot To Thrill and For Those About To Rock, among many other Brian songs. The crowd was loving it, the dance floor was continuously full. I left very satisfied. I would have to say, if you get a chance to see Dirty Deeds DDC, definitely check them out.”
– Fred Zeppelin – Host of Dino Rock, CJSR 88.5 FM, Edmonton AB
“The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton had the pleasure of contracting Dirty Deeds to headline our annual springtime fundraiser this past April. The show they developed and their performance chops, in short, blew my mind, and completely exceeded any expectations I had. For 2 hours, they brought the hits and deep cuts from the AC/DC catalogue that perfectly fit with my audience and the style of the gig.
I’ve rarely seen such energy from a tribute band. The stage presence this group had was only equaled by the exceptional stage production – lighting effects and video pieces that were far beyond the size of the room.
400 of our Society faithful were in attendance, and it seemed that the bulk of them never left the dance floor. For the price, their professionalism, their musical skill, and their dedication to performance and to the fans, Dirty Deeds is the REAL DEAL”
– Todd Crawshaw – Executive Director, The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton