DEAN AND CARRUTHERS
The name is synonymous with entertainment in Melbourne, having over 15 years experience and having played at every major venue. They specialise in Top 40 to classic covers, with 2 acoustic guitars complimented by 2 fantastic voices. Over the years their passion for entertaining has seen them perform everywhere from kitchens to concert halls & even for the prime minister at the Sydney opera house.
They never use song lists. They play what feels right at the time. Their one priority is to entertain & they don't stop until they get a reaction.
Terry Dean and Gary Carruthers are major players in Melbourne's live music scene. These boys are reputed to have single-handedly transformed duo-based live music to previously unheard of levels of popularity and earning power. Blessed with a brother-like blend of vocals and guitars and sounding uncannily like a full band, the pair has been pumping out an inspired mix of country-rock, rhythm & blues music along with the best party pop songs to packed houses over many years. Much imitated they are widely considered to be the best in the game.
Dean and Carruthers set the standard for what a rock duo can achieve by consistently putting on a first rate show in whatever situation they find themselves - pubs, clubs, kitchens, concert halls, special events, major sporting and corporate functions, television appearances, and so on. Preferring spontaneity to a set list, and their own hands and voices to any kind of electronic
backing, D&C are able to produce shows that always look and sound fresh.
Audiences are also treated to the boys' skills on a variety of instruments including acoustic, electric and lap steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro and harmonica, so there is always plenty on offer for music lovers and party goers alike. These skills also keep the pair in demand for recording sessions and live instrumental/vocal backing with other artists such as Kasey Chambers.
General – Brown eyed girl; With or without you; Cecelia; Like a Rolling Stone; Crunchy Granola; California Dreamin; Flame Trees; Holy Grail; I’m a believer; Hurts so good; Summer 69; Suspicious Minds; Sweet Caroline; Sweet home Alabama; Go your own way; When Love comes to town; Polk Salad Annie; The Joker; Love the one you’re with; Throw your arms; Dancin in the dark; Take it easy; Eagle Rock; Most people I know; Monkees Medley; Route 66; Jack n Diane; Under the Boardwalk; Grapevine; For what it’s worth; BeeGees medley; Mrs Robinson; Is she really goin out with him?; After midnight; Buffalo Soldier; Cherry Cherry; Rockin all over the world; Pride; If you gotta go; Cracklin Rosie; Late in the evening; Streets have no name; Me and Julio; Daughter; Mean to me; Better Man; The Gambler; Jet Airliner; Walk a mile in my shoes; No Angels; Shilo; Mustang Sally; Fire; I’m on fire; Red Headed Woman; What is life; Desire; I can see clearly; Joy to the world; Ramblin Man; Woodstock; To her door;
Rocknroll – Great balls of fire; Oh Boy; Long Tall Sally;Not fade away; Mona; Promised Land; The Wanderer; Whatever you want; Runaround Sue; All shook up; Wake up lil Suzie; Summertime Blues; La Bamba; C’mon everybody; Peggy Sue; Shout; Mystery Train;
Beatles – A day in the life; Hard Day’s Night; All you need is love; Bad Boy; Can’t buy me love; Come together; Get Back; Got to get you into my life; Hey Jude; I’m Down; I’ve got a feelin; Long Tall Sally; Norwegian Wood; Nowhere Man; Revolution; She’s a woman; Strawberry Fields; Twist & Shout; We can work it out; You can’t do that; Hide your love away
Songs featuring Banjo – Duellin Banjos; Smoke on the water; Old Man; She’s my baby; Wild horses; I’ve just seen a face/Foggy mountain breakdown; Swamp Thing/Cotton-eyed Joe; I don’t wanna talk about it; Fox on the run; Morning Sky; Teach your children; Ride me high; The Rush;
Lap Steel slide guitar – Stuck in the middle; Pride & Joy; Before you accuse me; Sleepwalkin; Vigilante man; Rocky Mountain Way; Long Black Veil; Out on the Weekend; California Stars; Stillhouse; Poison Girl; Silvio; Under a stormy sky; Angel from Montgomery; Country Comfort;
Mandolin – Maggie May; Losing my religion; Copperhead Road; Gypsy Queen; Mr Jones; Long time gone; I still miss someone; No myth; Tomorrow Wendy; Born to run; Mr Jones; Tom Ames; Paperback Writer
Creedence – Bad moon; Proud Mary; the rain ones; Bayou; Corner; Midnight Special; Fortunate; Travellin; Suzie Q; Lodi; Back Door;
Stones - Jumpin Jack; Satisfaction; Let it bleed; You can’t always get what you want; Honky Tonk Woman; It’s all over now; Last time; Ruby Tuesday; Out of time;
Slightly more relaxed ones – Willin; Drift Away; Father & son; The Boxer; Heart of Gold; Turn the page; Whiter shade of pale; Lean on me; Mr Tambourine Man; Hard Rain; Tougher than the rest; Never tear us apart; Dock of the bay; Fall at your feet; Sister Golden Hair; All I want is you; Stand by me; Hotel Calif.; And It Stoned Me; Homeward Bound; Lovin Feelin; Hide your love away; Like a Hurricane; Don’t think twice; Dead Flowers; Tuesday’s Dead; Peace Train; Feel like makin love; Cripple Creek; Shooting Star; Wish you were here; Every Breath; Reason to believe; Wings of an eagle; I’ll be gone; After Midnight; Wonderful tonight; Belfast Mill; Listen to her heart; Margaritaville; Lovin Arms; Arms of Mary; Danny’s Song; These Days; Where do the children play?; Red Red Wine; Love of the common people; Solitary Man; Hallelujah here she comes; Tower of song; Rosie; Couldn’t have come at a better time; Get together; Chain;
Ones no bugger’s heard of – Single Again; Growin Pains; I never will; Land of the bottom line; A showman’s life; Isn’t that so; Keep me hangin on; That’s the kinda fool; Pirate; Hurricane Season; The only girl; The waiting song; Ready for the times; Sunset Woman; Propinquity; Same thing happened to me; Tear stained eye; Silver Raven; Gain Control; Leavin Louisiana; Why you been gone so long?; Song for the life.