The Dallas Roots Combo is an authentic, Derby and Nottingham based 4 piece rockin’ combo influenced by rockabilly, blues, rock and roll, rhythm and blues and country.

A group of 4 members:

Dallas Roots, the lead vocalist who also plays the Rhythm Guitar


Shane O’Shaughnessy on the Double Bass and also partakes in vocals


Shaun Hoolan on the Lead Guitar


Calvin Nadin on the drums


Founded in 2014, they create their own exciting and unique, vintage inspired sound, including many of their own original songs. Their platform for release is vinyl which they distributed their debut songs on, staying true to the roots of music in a modern day. Their 7 inch 45 RPM vinyl has two songs on it called “No Name on My Bullet”, the name of the record and “Sugar Sweet”.

Already in line-up for shows next year, The Dallas Roots Combo are sure to rock the place, miss them at your own peril. They are performing at The Rockin’ Round-Up in Somerset over the May Bank Holiday next year and also The Rockability Rave in East Sussex in June. They also regularly perform locally so keep an eye out for their announcements on social media.

The Dallas Roots Combo is signed on Shane O’Shaugnessy’s record label; Hoodwink Recordings, which is a small UK based independent label with their own recording studio which is available for hire to the public. The label is geared around trying to achieve an authentic sound and capturing some of the raw energy created when bands perform live.

Shane has been involved in playing and recording music of the Rockin’ genre for over 25 years and is always looking for new artists.




Or by sending a CD to:

Hoodwink Recordings
53 St Albans Road
DE22 3JL

(Unfortunately CD’s will not be returned)

“Please take the time to include a note about why you think your music is right for our label. We appreciate those that take the time to understand our business.”