Before the first note rang out, before the first captivating riff was released, before the first lyric cut through, they had the ear of Birmingham, AL. The word was out….
theDeadline had arrived.
“Birmingham’s very own Velvet Revolver…” was the description that Mark Lindsey (Music Director for WRAX the X in Birmingham) used the night he introduced “Alive” the first single the project released to the people. And the comparison was Dead on, because the stars had indeed aligned. Rock and Roll would never be the same again.
You see, each member had convinced the “Steel City” of their intent long before the union. The most accomplished member, J.D. Charlton (Drums, backing vocals, programming, engineering, and production) originally hailed from Birmingham, but had transplanted to Orlando, Florida while playing drums for Atlantic Recording artist Virgos Merlot. This project allowed him to open many sell out arenas for Creed, Sevendust, Bush, Tantric, Fuel, Finger Eleven, and many more national acts. Once Virgos had run its course, and after he had pursued other musical ventures in Florida, J.D. returned to his hometown where he found a long time friend and unexpected new beginning.
Harold Goolsby (Bass, backing vocals), had been destroying stages around the southeast, for a number of years as the bassist for Intense Regret. He had befriended J.D. while the two where hammering the local scene making a name for their respective projects. Years had passed and directions had changed, somehow it brought the two back together again. Once Harold heard of J.D.’s arrival back in town he knew he had the right ingredient to complete his greatest work to date.
During his hiatus from Intense, Harold had teamed up with two of the most innovative songwriters in the area, Joe Brantley (Vocals) and Billy Harvey (Guitars). Joe, a powerful front man with cutting lyrics and a burning intensity, was the voice that commanded Dead Cel Factor, while Billy a possessed virtuoso with a vicious tone, was the fuel that fed the machine. Known for their outlandish laser light show and relentless stage presence, they rocked the Birmingham music scene with wild face paint and wardrobe in a way that had never been done before. Together they found success throughout the southeast with Dead Cel.
When you combine these electrifying elements what do you get? SHOCKED!
And that’s exactly what has happened to the creatures of Birmingham’s radio. Stomping onto the scene theDeadline have been birthing ripples into waves leaving a sea of fans in their wake. Everyone’s taking notice of this power tripping, heavy, dark, melodic stride as this elite ensemble of magic and fury swaggers by. Don’t be left behind, now is the time to meet…theDeadline.
J.D. Charlton . Drums & Vocals
Harold Goolsby . Bass & Vocals
Joe Brantley . Vocals
Billy Harvey . Guitars
EP. "Day Two" scheduled for release in July 2006
Mostly originals: Sets are designed for 30 mins to 1 hr.
Devil Inside Your Head
He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones remake)
Crackerman (Stone Temple Pilots cover)
Bring On The Pain
There are no upcoming dates at this time.