BIO

Daz Rice - Lead Guitarist from the 90s band Kiss of the Gypsy who were managed by Jethro Tulls drummer Barriemore Barlow - They got their first major record deal with Atlantic Records New York state of America and in 1992 released their Debut album Kiss of the Gypsy. Like most bands they ended up going their separate ways and found their feet in other walks of life.

Now Daz manages his own Lancashire based music shop 'DAZAMAKIZ' all be it part-time' giving him the rest of the week performing, writing, recording, even studio session work, and in April of this year has just finished recording his long awaited Americana Debut album 'PRECIOUS TIMES' took 2 years to write, performing the songs live to see which worked best ending up recording 10 of the best chosen tracks - Being a Multi-Instrumentalist he played, sung, recorded, mixed and produced the whole album within a year, wanting to capture those precious moments in ones life and express them through his music.

Daz has always been influenced with Americana music combining Country-Folk Rock- Blues & Roots and is now looking forward in writing & recording his next album.

Early 2018 saw Daz also recording with local folk-rock band 'Phantom Voices' with their second album release 'Peace by Peace' out April 14th and is looking forward in getting back on the road with them this year. 

Daz has had the pleasure of knowing/working with:

Mick Ralphs (Bad Company)

Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)

Sam Brown

Mary Hopkins

John Lord (Deep Purple)

Benji Lefeure & Mick Silverstone (our sound engineers)

Gary Moor   

Tesla

Great White

Magnum

Winger

Dave Ling (Raw)

Mike Gray(Jagged Edge)

Hugh Hackett (Raw)

Hell's Angels/Bull dog Bash 1993 

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Eric Bibb and Daz Rice at Shrewsbury Folk Festival August 2017

Eric Bibb and Daz Rice at Shrewsbury Folk Festival August 2017

Veteran guitarist Wizz Jones & Daz Rice at Portugals Costa Del Folk festival 2017

Veteran guitarist Wizz Jones & Daz Rice at Portugals Costa Del Folk festival 2017