Jennifer Denitto

I'm a London-based lady drummer.


Nowadays: Lemonade Sin, BCOS RSNS, Keith TOTP, Micky C, The Fallen Women. I'm doing the Jen Denitto Band (JDB) with my songs, old Linus songs a little bit more frequently. 2017-2020. Playing for The Fallen Women, Keith TOTP, Micky C and the Sad Sad People, Argonaut... and lots of birthdays, weddings, and parties too. Did a solo record, and got old Linus stuff digitalised online. 2012-2014 I was finding my feet looking after Drummybaby, but also managed to squeeze in roughly 8 gigs a year for a lot of the bands below plus a one-off substitute drumming spot with Joanne Joanne. The first half of 2011 I drummed for The Monochrome Set when they reformed. UK gigs, radio sesh too, Europe, Japan, & Primavera.. Then had Drummybaby. Drummed on their album in the first half of 2012, another radio 6 session, and a festival show. From 2004 - 2010 I played regularly for Scarlet's Well, until the band became defunct. I also played a while for Small Crew. Quality indie pop, great tunes. I started drumming occasionally for Keith Top Of The Pops And His Minor UK Indie Celebrity Allstar Backing Band, which was literally show up, start playing, and get to know the musicians who did the gig with you afterwards! Lots of fun. I also played with the Deptford Beach Babes a few years back. Surf drumming! The New Royal Family were legendary. What a blast that was - the "last ever" show was a storming one at the Buffalo Bar on 13th Feb, 2010. We were all quite emotional by the end.. Note - we've done a few 'reunion gigs' since then. :-) The Low Edges were another band I was in for a few years. I played for them from 05-07. They were country-punk, a bit like the Violent Femmes (though they claim never to have heard them!). Peter moved up north, and got fed up with always schlepping down south to play the fragrant venues of Shoreditch. James, is now in the excellent Dog Unit. I played a gig in '07 drumming for the Dreamers, which was Kevin Wright and Sarah from Action Biker. It was a lovely show at the Luminaire, with a friendly audience, and we only had 2 rehearsals! I played some fun shows as part of the lovely The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra in '06-'07. I recorded a few sessions for Horowitz, who have produced an LP out of it! I had an occasional band called the Shallows, a 2-piece with Andy Roberts, but sadly we only played 2 shows. A few years after my drumming epiphany I was still wavering between Bass and Drums, playing drums for a sonic youth-y band and a goth band, and bass for an acoust-o pop band which lasted a summer only. The autumn of 2003 saw me rehearsing with Picture Center to help them out with an album launch gig. Conrad Vingoe was the guitarist for the summer's bass playing band. He asked me to drum and play bass on his demo in December 2003. I also joined a group called Faster, who played REM-y type songs with energy and passion. Unfortunately, the debut gig with me never happened, as the venue we were booked into burned down a week before the gig. an omen? But they were really sweet guys. I played with The Debutante until mid '06, who played tuneful country/pop/rock with added flute&violin. A really nice bunch, too. Before Drums - I spent a few years as a bass player..Mostly for Riot Grrrl affilated band Linus but also some other stuff after I left in '96. I formed Linus back in '89 with my sister and Andy Roberts. http://www.linusland.co.uk After Linus I spent a little time pretending to be a keyboard player for Umbrella Heaven. In 1999, I spent about 3 years playing gigs with Eugene, in the form of Long Good Luck. Linus 1989 - 1997 Bass guitar 1 LP on Elemental Records, 2 singles on Elemental and Bone Records, 1 compilation EP(on Wiija records) Supports for John Spencer, Hole, Sebadoh, Trumans Water, Bikini Kill at some very large venues! 2 tours with AC Acoustics and Scrawl And I think we even did a Mark Lamarr radio session. Phoenix Festival '94 Various reviews and interviews in NME, Melody Maker, fanzines US Tour to CMJ, Washingdon, Philedelphia, played with Sonic Boom Mini-tour in Spain. Ok, one gig in Madrid, actually. A weekend. Umbrella Heaven 1998-2000 Keyboards 1 LP - Light Sleeper on Boogle Wonderland records We played the Bull and Gate a lot, and I think once they supported Sidi Bou Said, but I may not have been keyboarding then. My memory's a bit hazy here. We also played 1 wedding and 1 living room. Long Good Luck 1999-2002 Bass Guitar 1 single on Evil World Records Supported Baxendale once.. Played the Bull&Gate a lot, and also the 12-bar. Also once played the Astoria for a weird charity gig that 30 people came to. Record Label I did a little singles label called Evil World Records for a few years between '99 and '01. We released exactly 5: Ant - I hope you'll always be there Baxendale - An American Friend Long Good Luck - She's in Control Deletia - Thinking dogs for the stupid the Lollies - Channel Heaven Festival PIAO 1994 With my friends, put on a festival First London gig for Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, among others.