The Nearly Deads Biography
Last updated: 11/07/2012 06:32:35 AM
Fresh off a Converse Battle of the Bands win at the Journey’s Backyard BBQ in Nashville, TN, The Nearly Deads are Warped Tour bound and primed to explode. The Nashville-based DIY band has created a buzz of their very own, mixing the polished pop vocals of singer Theresa Jeane with aggressive grunge-inspired instrumentals of Steve Tobi, Cory Walen, Kevin Koelsch, and Brandon Barnes. The Nearly Deads have managed to create a truly unique genre that not only gives a nod to gritty grunge, but brings it back in a way never heard before. Imagine Kelly Clarkson as front-woman of the Foo Fighters.
The band, originally formed in Tampa, FL, recently filmed a music video for their song “Never Look Back”. That video lead to a viral outbreak creating over 1.2 million views on YouTube in only 6 months. Not only did Nashville producer Jon King (Augustana, 3 Pill Morning, Throwing Gravity) record and produce their EP, he also directed the video. The buzz continues to grow every day, partly due to the social networking prowess of the band members themselves. The Deads are truly connected to their fans, and they have built up a “zombie nation” of die-hard supporters.
With performances slated for two of the world’s largest musical festivals, Summerfest and the Vans Warped Tour, the band has no intention of slowing down. Plans for their next music video are already in the works and they are due back in the studio with King this fall. What makes The Nearly Deads so likable is not just their undeniably catchy songwriting, but the fact that they are down to earth and passionate about what they do. Their self-titled EP is currently available on iTunes and Amazon MP3, and in other fine digital retailers.
Meet the Nearly Deads!
Theresa Jeane – Lead Vocals / Keys
Cory Walen – Drums
Kevin Koelsch – Bass
Brandon Barnes – Guitar
Steven Tobi – Guitar
The Nearly Deads EP / 2011 (produced by: Jon King)
Receives airplay on “Jango Radio” and “102.9 Local Buzz”
Not Nearly Enough EP / 2010