Who are the Dum Dums?
Where did the band name come from?
How did they get together?
How long were the band together?
Did they write their own songs/play
their own instruments?
Have they ever played in my town?
What bands have Dum Dums supported/supported Dum Dums?
When are their birthdays?
Why is Stuart called Stuart "Baxter"
What other bands do the boys like?
What is the 'secret' track on 'It Goes
Without Saying' called?
Who produces the band's singles/albums?
Where can I find the tracklisting for
What singles have the band released?
What albums have the band released?
What release has *insert song name here*
There's a track I found on a file sharing
network called 'Can't Get You Out Of My Mind' what
How many videos have the band done?
Have the band ever done any covers?
Where can I buy old Dum Dums releases?
Can you still buy the 'Blue Promo CD'?
Is there sheet music/tab book for the
Is Josh's middle name REALLY Dinosaur?
Did Steve break his arm in a fight?
Who designs the site?
This website rocks/sucks who do I contact?
How can I contact the band members?
Is there a mailing list I can join?
What's the difference between a 'Dummy'
and a 'Dum Dum' on the board?
Josh Doyle - Vocals & Guitar / Stuart "Baxter" Wilkinson
- Drums & Vocals / Steve Clarke - Bass & Vocals
Josh came up with the name - It comes from several
sources, the main one being the 1950's American lolly
pops called 'Dum Dums'. 'Dum Dums' are also plastic
bullets and apparently the band chose 'Dum Dums' because
that's what they got called by teachers at school!
Josh met Stu while they were at Uni in Chichester
- They were doing a classical music course & soon
began jamming together. They decided to quit Uni (as
they were bored with the course) and start a band,
but needed a bass player. Steve had met Josh several
years before at a music festival while they were both
playing in different bands. Josh spoke to Steve after
noticing his Pearl Jam t-shirt! So Josh called Steve
and asked him to join the band - Steve said yes and
Dum Dums were born. The boys also like to joke that
the other reason they asked Steve to join was because
he had a van & a P.A. system!
The boys formed the band in April 1997 and played
their first gig in November 1997. The band played
their last gig at the Greenbelt festival in Cheltenham
on 25th Agust 2001. (See the gigography section of
the website for a full list of all the bands gigs).
Yes, they wrote and played all their songs.
Probably! Check the 'Gigography' section of the website
for a complete list of all the band's gigs......ever!
And if a gig you went to isn't on there email: firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell us.
Check the Gigography section of the site for details
Josh - 9th October / Steve - 2nd November / Stuart
- 9th June
Baxter is his middle name....or so he reckons!
Obviously they're into loads of bands, but check out
the 'favourite bands' page on the links section of
the website for some of the bands the boys are into.
The track is called 'Setting Sail' and the lyrics
are had written the in the centre page of the CD sleeve.
This varies - check the Discography section of the
site for details.
The Discography section of the website.
'Everything' 'Can't Get You Out Of My Thoughts' 'You
Do Something To Me' and 'Army Of Two' were released
from the band's debut album 'It Goes Without Saying'.
Just the one - 'It Goes Without Saying', check the
Discography for further details.
Again - For anything like this check the discography
section of the site.
There is a track knocking around called 'Can't Get
You Out Of My Mind' - it's actually the first demo
the band did of 'Can't Get You Out Of My Thoughts'
- some little blighter found the old demo, (possibly
on a CD sent to a venue/record company) and put it
on Napster, with the wrong title! The demo has different
lyrics to the final version of the song and the arrangement
is different. This version will never be released,
so it's quite rare!
They've done four - one for each of the singles released
from 'It Goes Without Saying' They are:
'Everything' - directed by David Mould
'Can't Get You Out Of My Thoughts' - directed by David
'You Do Something To Me' - directed by Gerald McMorrow
'Army Of two' - directed by Simon Hilton
Yes, click the link below to find out what songs they've
Firstly, try the big record stores like HMV, Virgin,
Tower - if they don't have stuff on the shelves ask
them if they can order it. Secondly, try the various
online record stores such as www.amazon.co.uk, www.cdnow.com
- basically look everywhere you can. Thirdly, try
searching for on the various internet search engines
- www.yahoo.co.uk, www.google.com, www.altavista.com
No - not unless you can find someone willing to part
with theirs! There were only 1000 pressed, so they're
pretty rare! (If you want to find out what the 'Blue
Promo CD' is, check the Discography!)
No, but you can find loads of guitar tabs on various
fansites - so check out all the fansites (via the
links page) & you'll no doubt find what you're looking
Who knows!?! You'll have to ask him about that one!
No! It wasn't even broken - Steve injured his arm
(and thought it was broken for a while) in a Quad
Biking accident.v However, the boys were on the Big
Breakfast and when asked about it Steve said he'd
hurt it in a fight with a certain boyband named after
The site has been designed and maintained by a clever
man called James! You can check out his website at
That'll be James the webmaster, email him at email@example.com
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and this
will be passed on. Alternatively you can leave messages
for them in the 'Messages For The Band' forum.
Click here to join here mailing list.
A 'Dummy' is someone who has posted less than 31 messages
and is therefore a 'new' member. A 'Dum Dum' is someone
who has posted more than 31 messages and has probably
been here ages!