The Dave & Deke Combo is one of the best-loved and best-remembered rockabilly/hillbilly bands of the 1990s. During their five-year run, they recorded two CDs and several singles, toured the USA many times, toured Europe five times, backed up nearly every living rockabilly legend, and inspired and influenced many of the new bands on today's retro scene.



Formed in 1991 by Dave Stuckey and Deke Dickerson -- both refugees from Missouri who relocated in Los Angeles -- the Combo established a new and unique presence and helped bring about the West Coast retro renaissance. They distinguished themselves from other modern acts with their vocal harmonies (reminiscent of old-time "brother" acts like the Everly Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, etc.), Dickerson's fleet-fingered Joe Maphis licks on his Mosrite double-neck guitar, and their solid rhythm section: bassist Lloyd Martin (later replaced by Brian "Shorty" Poole) and drummer Lance Soliday. The Dave & Deke Combo is still widely loved and remembered today, ten years after its breakup.

Dave Stuckey formed a new western swing act, the Rhythm Gang, and recorded a dynamite CD for the HighTone/HMG label entitled Get a Load of This!

Lance Soliday continues to drum with such acts as the Smith's Ranch Boys and the Lucky Stars.

Shorty Poole plays steel guitar in the new western act the Stardust Combo.



With the Collins Kids at the High Rockabilly Festival, Spain, September 2006




Deke can't stop his legs from moving at the High Rockabilly Festival, Spain, September 2006


More Dave and Deke Combo on YouTube.com...




At the Life Club in Munderkingen, Germany, ca. 1993




In Deke's hometown of Columbia, Missouri, ca. 1992, opening for STEPPENWOLF!




On Art Fein's Poker Party TV show with their first drummer, Bobby Trimble, ca.1991