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Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents / Bio

Most Boston music fans will recognize Jen D’Angora (a/k/a Jenny Dee) as the singer/guitarist in garage stalwarts The Downbeat 5 as well as punk/pop darlings The Dents. When The Dents split up three years ago and The Downbeat 5 started playing out less frequently, D’Angora started working on a new batch of songs that were slightly different from the material she’d written for her other bands and decided to indulge in her love of the girl group sounds of the 60's.

The Deelinquents formed soon thereafter, with Tony Goddess from Papas Fritas/The Rudds (guitar), Eric Salt (guitar), Phil Aiken (keyboards), Ed Valauskas from The Gravel Pit/The Gentlemen (bass), and Eric Anderson (drums). In addition to the core band, Jen added her sister Beka Dangora and Samantha Goddess to sing harmonies and dance their asses off.

Before they played a show, they recorded the single “Keeping Time” with producer Matt Beaudoin (Eli “Paperboy” Reed) at Q Division, which charted in the Top 20 Downloads on Amazon.com.

“There isn't a music on earth that better suits D'Angora's voice than girl-group-era R&B, straight-up, and that's what she's singing here - with bonus points for writing songs that hold their own next to the classics. (There's a Daptone-like quality to her recordings that makes you do audio double-takes: are you sure this shit wasn't recorded in 1964?).” - The Boston Phoenix

Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents’ full-length debut - Keeping Time, is out March 2 on Q-Dee Records. It features 10 D’Angora penned originals and a cover of The Flamin' Groovies "Shake Some Action" which was originally released as a 7” on the Spanish Label Lovemonk, which lead to a headlining club tour in Spain and an appearance at the Azkena Rock Festival opening for The Breeders.

Upon the release of the record, the band will be touring the Northeast in February and March with stops in Portland, ME, New Haven, CT, Brooklyn, NY, as well as a trip to SXSW in Austin.

General Info

Band Members
Jenny Dee (Jen D'Angora), Beka Dangora, Samantha Goddess, Ed Valauskas, Eric Saulnier, Tony Goddess, Eric Anderson, Phil Aiken
Artist Name
Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents
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Pop / Soul

Contact Info

Medford, MA
Ed Valauskas