For those lucky enough to be at my August 21st show, you were in for a treat! It was the first time Drop Dead Sixty performed on a Barb Rocks show and they were AMAZING! Imagine Stone Temple Pilots meets Muse with a theatrical front-man with vocal styling similar to Michael Hutchence (INXS) that even Scott Weiland would appreciate! I was so impressed with this band that I asked to work with them, and they happily accepted my management offer this past weekend.
Drop Dead Sixty is comprised of guitarist/keyboardist Gavin Billy Cougar, vocalist Michael Kerosene, bassist/backup vocalist Joe Dalva, and percussionist Matt Young. After a four-year-long stint in high school with a band called Calibur, life-long friends Mike and Gavin decided to reunite musically and start something new, which was the beginning of Drop Dead Sixty in January of 2009. Having played a couple of shows with (in separate bands), and keeping in touch with Matt Young, he was the first choice and immediately recruited as the drummer for the new project, along with Mike's brother, Matt, who would fulfill the role of bass guitarist. By the end of 2009, Mike's brother parted ways with the project and soon Joe Dalva answered an ad to try out for the band. With the newly recruited Joe Dalva, Drop Dead Sixty was again ready to move forward, first by re-emerging as a live act in April 2010, then announcing a new full-length album, due out by Winter 2010.
I encourage you all to check out DDS on Fri Sept 24 at Mountain Charley's with Almost Honest (8-10pm) and/or Sat Oct 16 at X Sports Bar + Music Lounge at Homestead Lanes with California Is Burning and Hello Monster (all ages with full bar). Also, check them out on MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter: