DEAD LIKE HARRY
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Dec
08
DEAD LIKE HARRY @ The Cellars

Portsmouth, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Portsmouth, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Dec
07
DEAD LIKE HARRY @ PRIVATE PARTY

Sheffield, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Sheffield, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Nov
30
DEAD LIKE HARRY @ PRIVATE PARTY

Huddersfield, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Huddersfield, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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Debut single for band tipped as Sheffield’s next big thing

“Surely fame beckons for this Sheffield based six piece” – BBC Radio Sheffield

“A well-crafted, grown-up and thoroughly enjoyable strain of pop and all the better for it” Alan Jackson, The Times

First runner’s up in the Rockstar 08’ competition to play the 2009 Glastonbury festival, melodic pop sextet 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.

“Well crafted pop songs, uplifting harmonies and nifty guitar licks” – Maz, Little Man Tate

Intent on cutting out gimmicks and using their blend of folk, country and blues to produce honest and listenable pop songs Dead Like Harry have been likened to top players in the field of popular music such as Bruce Springsteen and The Kinks. Charismatic live shows (starting at the tender age of 14 for vocalist Sam) have led to a fast-growing fan-base and some brilliant slots, such as wowing 6000 people at Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, a recent support slot with chart-toppers Scouting for Girls and being placed on the same bill as the legendary Paul Simon at the famous Cornbury Festival in Oxford.

Continuing their collaboration with celebrated producer Alan Smyth (Richard Hawley, Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, Reverend and the Makers) Dead Like Harry are releasing their debut single ‘Fight’ on iTunes through Syllabus Music on the 13th October. A launch party will also be held at The Boardwalk, Sheffield on October 11th.

Dead Like Harry are preparing to take the nation by storm, but at the centre will always remain an act that produce 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.
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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.


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"Strong of melody, rich in lyrical content and bound together by top-notch musicianship, Dead Like Harry's fresh take on traditional influences such as the blues, rock and folk is a real treat to behold. Surely fame beckons for this Sheffield-based six piece". BBC Radio Sheffield

“Dead Like Harry are the Steel City's answer to Fleetwood Mac” Sandman Magazine

“Their musicianship and harmonies are a wonder to behold” www.whatsonsouth.com

“Sheffield country magic” Sheffield Scene Magazine

"Well crafted pop songs, uplifting harmonies and nifty guitar licks" Maz -Little Man Tate

"Dead Like Harry come as a breath of fresh air in market populated by clones of clones. This is tuneful music of high order." Pat Edison - Radio Caroline

“One of the best new bands I have heard in ages, they blend great pop songs with terrific hooks and sweet harmonies. I will be playing them regularly on Glastonbury Radio and expect to see them in the pop charts within a year!" Ross Hemsworth, Glastonbury Radio (former radio promotions executive breaking many new acts to the likes of Radio 1 and Radio 2)

“Rolling keys, fluid guitar melodies, accordion and velvet vocal structures – Dead Like Harry play intricately-crafted pop in which no sound is superfluous.”
Rachael Clegg - Sheffield Telegraph

“Dead Like Harry's unselfconsciously retro sound is based on the unfashionable foundation stones of wistfully melodic songwriting, sound musicianship and sweet, sometimes melancholic vocals. Theirs is a well-crafted, grown-up and thoroughly enjoyable strain of pop and all the better for it.” Alan Jackson - The Times

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Discography

'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.

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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.