"THE IN-LAWS IS A BAND BORN OUT OF DIVERSITY AND INDIVIDUALITY.
FREE FROM THE STEREOTYPE OF RACE, GENDER, ORIENTATION, AESTHETICS AND AGE..".
Dee Chanelle & The in-Laws (2020 Line-Up)
Left to Right: James Marshall Murray- Keyboards/Synth/Percussions * David "Bubbles"- Drums * Dee Chanelle- Vocals * Bill Duffy- Guitar * Luke "Swoop" Mc Doop- Bass
Dee Chanelle created "The in-Laws" - a band born out of diversity and individuality free from the stereotype of race, gender, orientation, aesthetics and age because at the end of the day what matters the most is one thing- MUSIC.
Originals seamlessly integrated with eclectic pop hit covers.
Chanelle met bassist/guitarist Clare Moynihan aka "Mama Clare" back in 2014 when the acoustic duo performed at community charity gigs and festivals. Needless to say the duo's musical bonding flourished and the versatile genres of music took them to casinos and restaurants, a residency at the institutional Molly Moggs Theatre Bar in Soho and The Diamond Masquerade Ball at the Clapham Grand to name a few. The two have pretty much been inseparable ever since!
With a quest to grow and expand the sound, Dee later discovered keyboardist/ DJ and songwriter James Murray aka "Baby J", Bill "Billy the Kid" Duffy on guitar, Luke "Swoop" McDoop on bass/ percussion and multi instrumentalist David "Bubbles" on drums. The band gets occasional visits from extended band members "Granpa" Andy Dawson (Bass), "Uncle" Neil Pearce (Drums) and veteran professional drummer/percussionist "Papa" Rogerio originating from Brazil who join in for a fuller live sound and of course Mama Clare!
The band now performs an eclectic acoustic/live set of covers and original material playing at Bar FM, The Luna Live Lounge, The Sindercombe Social with previous gigs headlining the SPARKLE main stage in Manchester, The Middlesex Food Festival and more notably the DIVA main stage at London Pride in Leicester Square. In addition, the band supports charitable gigs and headlined for the World's Big Sleep Out at the Hove Lagoon in Brighton and Winter Pride in Surrey at The Electric Theatre, Surrey.