2017 – present (2 years)
Formed in early 2016, the London five piece bring a powerful blend of classic and modern rock, combining heavy riffs with anthemic choruses and stadium sized power ballads.
After the breakup of their previous band, lead guitarist Billy Kons and bassist James Titley set out to create a new group, one that combined the classic tones of Guns & Roses and Black Sabbath, along with the modern sounds of Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry. After being joined by rhythm guitarist Elliott D’Alvarez and lead singer Nico Rogers, the band began forging their now signature sound and played their first gig on 21st April 2016 at the Fiddler’s Elbow - Camden.
After gaining a reputation as one of London’s most exciting live acts, the band reached another level with the addition of new drummer Charlie Gray in August 2016. What followed was an explosion of creative ideas, culminating in the band’s 2016 EP - ‘War Machine’. This was followed by a string of gigs performing alongside other rising stars such as KilliT, Stone Broken and Tequila Mockinbyrd.
In March 2017 the band entered Longwave Studios - Cardiff to record their debut album – ‘Under The Gun’. Here they worked with acclaimed producer Romesh Dodangoda, famed for his work with artists such as Motorhead, Bring me the Horizon and Bullet for My Valentine.
On the 6th May 2017 Under The Gun was unleashed at a sold out album launch at the Black Heart – Camden. This was followed by the release of their debut promo video, This Fight, as well as a slew of successful gigs across the UK, including a high-profile slot with Bigfoot at the Camden Underworld.
Since its release ‘Under the Gun’ has received rave reviews and play on various radio stations, including Hard Rock Hell. The band has also achieved a number of milestones in 2017, signing their first management deal with TMR Band Management, finishing as runners up in the Hard Rock Hell – Highway To Hell Finals and being nominated in the ‘Young Blood’ category for the Hard Rock Hell Awards.
With a raucous live show and a rapidly growing fanbase of ‘Whiskey Chasers’, Dead Man’s Whiskey are a band on the rise and with each band member in their 20s, they are in no mood for slowing down! Catch them live at a show near you!
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