Drop Dead Sixty

Drop Dead Sixty

 San Jose, California, USA
BandRockAlternative

Drop Dead Sixty is a combination of energetic, hard-hitting hooks combined with ambitious and inventive chords and lyrics. Long time collaborators Michael Kerosene and Gavin Billy Cougar continue to work effortlessly to bring a better live show and brand new music to the Bay Area.

Biography

DROP DEAD SIXTY is comprised of long time childhood friends Michael Kerosene (vocals) and Gavin Billy Cougar (guitar/piano), along with their friend Jennie Mermod (bass guitar) and her long time friend Mike “Mayhem” Henning (drums). Gavin and Mike have played music together for over 7 years, including their time in East Bay band Calibur. Both members have an interesting past which includes Michael opening for William Duvall (Alice in Chains lead singer 2007-Present) at Blake's in Berkeley a couple of years ago. Michael was also featured on 107.7 FM The Bone's Local Licks multiple times and was picked as one of radio DJ Joe Rock's top picks in 2007. Gavin has been writing music since age 13 and was formally trained by Kyle Bates, a 20 year pro-guitarist known for his time in The Bridesmaids). Gavin’s songs have even been heard and appreciated by acclaimed guitarist Steve Vai!

Since their creation in early 2009, DROP DEAD SIXTY has been featured four times in the Silicon Valley Metro, being revered as energetic live and comparable to Stone Temple Pilots and Muse, as well as their songs featured on Live105, KSJS 90.5 FM, and The Unbound Sound with Phil Toole on FCC Free Radio. They’ve also released "Exist" EP in Fall 2009, followed by their highly anticipated debut album "Anarchy of the Wicked Penguin" in Spring 2011, which was well-received by their strong San Jose fan-base.

Known for their strong hooks, deep themes, and unique theatricality, DROP DEAD SIXTY released their newest EP "Until The End" in Summer 2012, produced by Steven Murr (Murrman Productions). They also debuted their first music video "Lonely Streets" filmed by Element 151, as well as an animated music video for "Mediatic" that is currently being submitted to various film festivals, including ASIFA-SF, ADAA, and Kahbang. The band also won "Best New Band" in the inaugural Silicon Valley Sound eXperience awards, presented by Metro Newspapers.

With such intricate talent and a hunger to create something new and exciting, DROP DEAD SIXTY will continue to infiltrate the local music scene with unforgettable live performances that will keep their fans guessing and desiring what’s to come.

Discography

Exist - 2009 (EP)
Anarchy of the Wicked Penguin - 2011 (LP)
Until The End - 2012 (EP)

Set List

For 30 minutes:
Mediatic
Until The End
Lonely Streets
Eternal Night
No Love City
Be God

For 45 minutes:
Fisty Cuffs
Mediatic
Until The End
Crimson Polyester
Lonely Streets
Eternal Night
No Love City
Be God
Lie With A Smile