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You Dirty Who?

You Dirty Blue started out in 2015 and took no time at all to establish themselves amongst the Birmingham and Midland music scene, earning a reputation for sonically impressive and high energetic live performances, the Tamworth two were soon rubbing shoulders with international touring bands, opening shows and playing on the same bill as Mercury prize winners Wolf Alice, Rough Trade Records shock rockers Starcrawler and Alive Records blues maestros, Radio Moscow to name just a few.

After a performance that by chance had Glastonbury head honcho Michael Eavis in attendance, You Dirty Blue were invited to play Glastonbury by the big man himself.

Relishing a festival stage and atmosphere the band have gone on to perform at some of the best festivals in the U.K, Farmer Phil's, Maui Waui and Bearded theory to name just a few. YDB had the honour of playing a celebration festival in honour of one of their absolute hero's, John Bonham. Playing at the Palace theatre in Redditch one reviewer said "they seemed to embody what John Bonham was all about – playing rock and roll at the max".

Proud purveyors of the DIY approach, You Dirty Blue have released three e.p's and an album, winning Express & Stars record of the year for their third release, 'Make Way for the Montage'.

2023 has seen the band play more than 50 gigs and festivals, their album The Blue Rhythm Club, now re-mastered by Tom Woodhead at Hippocratic mastering has been committed to vinyl and is set for release November 2023.

The winter months bring on recording sessions for a new ep due early in 2024 and working hard to fill the diary with festival and gig dates.




Notable bands played with

Wolf Alice

Radio Moscow


The Groundhogs

Bob Log III

Golden Void

White Lung




Corky Laing (Mountain)

Soft Machine

Edgar Broughton

Guadalupe Plata

Festivals played


Bearded Theory

Farmer Phil's


Maui Waui

Off the Tracks

Scoop Fest

John Bonham 'a Celebration'

Leon James
Guitar, Vocals, Floorgun

Martin Reynolds
Drums, Vocals

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