............r& b since 1963!  







R.I.P

DON CRAINE

29th March 1945 - 24th February 2022



We are profoundly saddened to announce the passing 
of  our friend and band leader Michael O'Donnell known to friends  of The Downliners Sect as Don Craine

Don passed away peacefully on 24th Februry.


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DEL DWYER

31st December 2021


It is with great sadness and regret that we have to announce the death of Del Dwyer, our guitarist.
Del joined the Sect in 1989 and will be greatly missed by all of us.

R.I.P.


a quote!...................

"We were quite influenced by the Downliners Sect" - David Bowie referring to David Bowie and the King Bees in Q Magazine.
"The first British R&B I heard was the Downliners Sect. It was at the Ken Colyer Club, they were really doing it then. I heard the Pretty Things later but the Downliners Sect were IT "- Van Morrison (Official)

NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!

THE SECT'S

NEW 12" VINYL EP

"DOUBLE SHOTS" AVAILABLE NOW!!!!!


The Sect has released brand new versions of 4 Sect favourites! "DOUBLE SHOTS" is a VINYL ONLY 45rpm EP pressed on audiophile heavyweight (150gr.) vinyl. This pressing is llimited to 100 copies. Only 50 of these will be available for sale to the public!

The artwork of each album's jacket has been created and individually painted by Austrian artist Konstanze Vartok and no 2 copies will be identical.  Also included is a numbered and  stamped A4 size poster with photos autographed by the band.

Tracks are extended new recordings of Sect favourites....

"Casino Mescal", "I'm A Gamekeeper", "Escape From Hong Kong" and "Everything I've Got To Give";

and feature the present line-up of Don, Keith, Del, John, Mark plus special guest,  the great Roger Cotton on keyboards.






 


T-SHIRTS  & PRINTS AVAILABLE NOW 
featuring DON CRAINE !!!!!!!

 special artwork by 
STELLA TOOTH, 
portrait artist and journalist 
based on a photograph by Jackie Bind 
now available from the artist - contact stellatooth@googlemail.com

ALSO AVAILABLE ....Chinese  Whispers CD


The Downliners Sect

Don Craine (vocals/guitar), Keith Grant (vocals/bass), John O'Leary (harp), Del Dwyer (guitar), Mark Freeman (drums)



 
 
 
 
THE DOWNLINERS SECT

....since 1963 - heritage rocking blues!

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