Band page created in 2005.
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.
"A well-crafted, grown-up and thoroughly enjoyable strain of pop and all the better for it."
Alan Jackson - The Times
"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
"'When We Were 17' by Dead Like Harry comes 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
"Dead Like Harry are the Steel City's answer to Fleetwood Mac"
"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
"Well crafted pop songs, uplifting harmonies and nifty guitar licks"
Maz -Little Man Tate
"Their musicianship and harmonies are a wonder to behold"
"Sheffield country magic"
Sheffield Scene Magazine