Dead Like Harry are set for big things. Following in the footsteps of the recent string of heavyweight acts to emerge from the Steel City, this Sheffield based group have been tipped as the next big thing by everyone from the local press to Steve Lamacq and well-known indie-rock stars.


Formed in Spring of 2007, Sheffield sextet Dead Like Harry consists of an eclectic mix of friends brought together by their love of writing and performing music.

Since their early teens, songwriting brothers Matt and Sam Taylor have been most at home in the spotlight, hitting the stages of various smoky Sheffield bars, from the tender age of fourteen for charismatic frontman Sam.

Joined by old school friend and vocalist Alice Faraday, talented rhythm section Robin Baker, John Redgrave and Adam Crofts, Dead Like Harry were ready to pen some fresh new tracks and put nearly a decades worth of material to good use.

The result is a sound coloured by rock, blues, country and even folk influences, but which remains at its centre an honest, from-the-heart collection of songs written and performed by a group of young friends who want nothing more than to make great music.

The growing interest in Dead Like Harry can be seen at their regular captivating UK gigs, and in their rapidly growing fan base. The act retain an innate showmanship live, whether showcasing their talent in front of 6000 (such as recently at Sheffield Hallam FM Arena) or serenading a fan’s girlfriend by moonlight for £20. This has led to further fantastic slots, such as supporting chart-toppers Scouting for Girls, being placed on the same bill as the legendary Paul Simon at the famous Cornbury festival in Oxford and becoming first runners up (picked from thousands of acts) in the Rockstar ’08 competition to play Glastonbury 2009.

Dead Like Harry have been tipped as the next big thing from the Steel City by everyone from local press to Steve Lamacq and are currently collaborating with celebrated producer Alan Smyth (Richard Hawley, Pulp, Arctic Monkeys) to make stand out records that live up to the live hype.

Debut single ‘Fight’ will be released on iTunes through Syllabus Music on October 13th 2008.


'When We Were 17' (EP) Released June 2008 through iTunes. This received radio play on major UK stations including BBC Radio 2.

'Fight' (Single) Released October 2008 through iTunes. This again received major UK radio play and was also included on several digital radio stations playlists, including Planet Rock Radio, Total Rock Radio and Radio Caroline.

Set List

Dead Like Harry play sets ranging from as short as 20 minutes to as long as 2 hours, depending on what is required for the gig. Currently our sets do not include covers. Our average set length is 45 mins.