Category Archives: Dusty Special Events

Live Band : Swear Box



Jamie Mallender is a professional musician from Sheffield (UK.) He has performed with numerous name artists, including Tony Martin – the former Black Sabbath vocalist, and has toured the world
extensively in this capacity, playing to as many as 15,000 fans at Arena shows. Jamie has performed with members of Argent, The Kinks, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The UK Subs, Venom, Saxon, Bad Company The Quireboys, Steely Dan and Dave Berry.

He plays bass for Paddy Maguire and for The John Verity Band plays sessions, has his own music teaching business called The Academy Of Rock and has released solo recordings, such as the “Tunes From The Mothership” EP and bass oriented instrumental album “Return To Bass.”

Jamie now uses his “Starbug Studios” for select commercial
recordings as well as for his own material and recording his
students. He is currently writing and recording for various projects, some of it solo material, some collaborative and some in a session capacity.

Swear Box began when Jamie threw together a band to fill in for a cancellation at one of his local pubs. The band performed so well that no-one believed it was not a rehearsed band and so Jamie
continued to book gigs, using a pool of 1st class players he has worked with in previous bands.

The art of making live music, jamming and performing seems to be a lost one. Backing tracks, computers and miming seem to have taken over from the true art of being a musician. With Swear Box you get the real deal – live performance the way it was meant to be done, by seasoned, exemplary musicians.

A few examples of artists covered: Jimi Hendrix, Creame, Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Moore, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Queen, Eagles, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, The Kinks, Deep Purple, Whitesnake and many more…

Check out Swear Box’s Facebook page for more information.

Live Band : Firewire



Firewire formed back in 2006 when Simon and Ant’s band Woody drew to a close. Simon and Ant, having played in bands previously with drummer Russ asked him if he fancied having a knock around with a few tunes. Working with a few vocalists and nothing really taking shape, Ant asked one of his friends if he knew anyone who may be up for it, to which Don said “I could have a go if you like?”, and so he did.

Firewire was born, bookings came in and off we went.

Firewire play a range of what are described as classic rock tunes (Thin Lizzy, Hendrix, Guns n Roses, Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, Pink Floyd) through to more modern material from bands such as Foo Fighters, Stereophonics, Blink 182, Reef and Kings of Leon.

For more information and videos check out Firewire’s Facebook page here

Live Band : Riffler


**SATURDAY 12TH MAY 2018**

Their DEBUT GIG here at the Dusty Miller playing a varied range of music with emphasis on entertainment with
energetic performances.

Over the years we have played at many charity events and arranged a few ourselves. Past locations are Moscow (with guests including the Mayor of Moscow and the British and American ambassadors) O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield Fly DSA Arena, Winding Wheel Chesterfield and various smaller locations, hotels, clubs etc. Over £247,000 has been raised for various charities including Weston Park Hospital, Russian Orphans, Help for Heroes and other small local charities.

Get a sense of what to expect from Riffler. Here are a some of the songs they cover:

Tie Your Mother Down – Queen
Hard To Handle – Black Crows
Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm
Common People – Pulp
Holiday – Greenday
Funky Town – Psuedo Echo
Pinball Wizard – The Who
Heard it through the Grapevine – CCR
We Gotta Get Outta This Place – Animals
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon

Visit Riffler’s website for more information

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Dusty Miller Motorcycle Meeting


All enthusiasts welcome especially on 2 wheels!

Our brand new bike meet will kick off on Wednesday 28th March and anyone arriving on 2 wheels will receive a FREE bacon or
sausage butty
 when purchasing their first drink (first night only).

Large car park, bar area, hot drinks, carvery plus hot sandwiches available.

We also have 6 en-suite bedrooms for those that want a ‘drink drink’ and want to make a night of it! Or if you prefer, we have a grass field area ideal for camping (tents) overnight.

Room or camping bookings are always welcome.

We are a country Inn just off Junction 30, M1 with great biking roads in our Derbyshire countryside. A fantastic bolt-hole to ride out to and meet up with friends and like minded people.

Everyone welcome!

Call 01246 810507 or email