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DEADHEAD ARE A BAND FORMED IN 2020 BY JONNY GILLARD AND ROB HARVEY. THEY AGREED BEFORE PLAYING A NOTE THAT THEY WOULD MAKE MUSIC THAT THEY WANTED TO HEAR AND THAT THERE WOULDN'T BE A SECOND OF MUSIC IN ANY SONG THAT THEY DIDN'T BOTH WANT TO STAND BEHIND. 2 YEARS, 2 DRUMMERS, 2 LOCK-DOWNS AND 102 SONGS LATER, THEY'D MADE THEIR DEBUT LP, 'BAD DOG'.

WITHIN TWO DAYS OF RELEASE, TRACKS FROM THE ALBUM WERE BEING PLAYED ON BBC INTRODUCING AND PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER WERE PUBLICLY PRAISING THE RECORD (AS QUOTED ON THE POSTER TO THE RIGHT). COPIES OF THE CD ARE AVAILABLE IN HMV AND BACK TO MONO RECORDS IN DEADHEAD'S HOME TOWN OF LINCOLN. JONNY ALSO CUT TOGETHER SEVERAL MUSIC VIDEOS FROM OLD, PUBLIC DOMAIN HORROR FILMS, ALL OF WHICH CAN BE SEEN BY CLICKING 'VIDEOS' IN THE HEADER.

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JONNY PLAYS GUITAR, KEYS AND VIOLIN WHILST ROB PLAYS BASS. JACK GREGORY PLAYS DRUMS AND SAM COOK IS THEIR PRODUCER. JONNY HAS COMPOSED MUSIC FOR THEATRE AND FILM AND WORKS FOR A CHARITY, TEACHING MUSIC TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, IN CARE, IN HOSPITAL OR GOING THROUGH THE YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM. ROB WORKS AS A MENTAL HEALTH NURSE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS.

DEADHEAD DECIDED EARLY ON TO MAKE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TO ENCOURAGE THE LISTENER TO FORM THEIR OWN NARRATIVE. AS AN EXTENSION OF THIS IDEA THEY CONTACTED ARTISTS FROM AROUND TO WORLD ASKING THEM TO CREATE WHATEVER THEY WANTED SOLELY BASED UPON THE NAME 'DEADHEAD'. THE RESPONSE WAS AMAZING AND THE RESULTS CAN BE SEEN BY CLICKING ON 'ART' IN THE HEADER. ONE OF THE ARTISTS THAT CONTRIBUTED A PIECE TO THE PROJECT WAS LAURENCE WINRAM. HIS BEAUTIFUL PHOTO OF A BALLET DANCER (PICTURED RIGHT) BECAME TO FRONT COVER FOR THE ALBUM.

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