2016 Great Year for Punk-Pop Phenomena!
Welcome to the first Dead Freddie Newsletter!
Thanks to all our families, friends and fans that came out to our shows and supported us in the social media. If not for you, we'd still just be playing in the basement...
The biggest news of the year for Dead Freddie is the release of their debut EP titled "If I Knew What I Wanted". Six songs of pure Punk-Pop essence. (See the end of the Newsletter for details on how to get yours!)
In addition to recording, Dead Freddie was also selected to perform at the American Music Festival at FitzGerald's in Berwyn, IL on July 1st. What an honor and thrill it was to hear, see and rub shoulders with the many notable musicians that perform there every year. Of course, we played a not-too-shabby set as well!
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Another big accomplishment of ours was the big win at the Battle of the Bands organized by great local promoter Bob Cozza, at Danny's on Douglas in Elgin, IL on March 2016. Of 10 bands entered, Dead Freddie played first-an impossible position to win such a contest, with so many bands continually raising the bar, and we won nonetheless. The cash prize helped finance our recording time in June 2016 at Bricktop Recording Studio in Chicago.
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The band did their first "long-distance" show when they traveled to Cleveland, OH in August 2016 to perform at the prestigious Beachland Ballroom Tavern. We played a great set for a big crowd, along with two fine Cleveland bands: Prison Snitch and Tufted Puffins.
In addition to live shows throughout the year, the group also appeared on the radio three times: at WXAV FM88.3 in May with Radio Ruta Spencer, at WQUE AM1680 in July with the fabulous Flabby Hoffman and finally, in August at WJCU 88.7 with Marius Juodisius, in Cleveland, the home of the Rock'nRoll Hall of Fame (which we visited while in town!). And now, with an EP in hand, we are looking forward to many more appearances on radio and maybe even TV!
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While we are still re-vamping our website, no online sales! If you want an EP: send $15+$5.95 shipping, check payable to Dead Freddie USA, LLC; for CD: send $5+$3.95 shipping to Dead Freddie USA, LLC, 1507 Meadows Rd., Geneva, IL 60134. And YES-that is translucent blue vinyl!!!
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DEAD FREDDIE JANUARY 2018
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Dead Freddie closed out 2018 with a Bang!
Dead Freddie Shoots Two Videos at DZ Records
On January 20th, the Dead Freddie crew assembled on a cold Sunday afternoon at DZ Records in Hickory Hills, IL. Ben Arguelles and crew were very professional in their preparation and set-up. We cranked out "Cliché" and "Pocket Judy Crash Course" in no time at all!
We hung around after the video shoot to be part of the long-running podcast "Friends With Music" hosted by Matt Bauer to talk about topics ranging from where we individually had our first experience with music to recent band activities to what music are we listening to right now.
Thank You to Audrius Remeikis of Stormy Photography for coming out to shoot some pics and short video clips and to Dead Freddie Publicist and partner-in-crime Radio Ruta Spencer.
Friends with Music Podcast
Dead Freddie Gets Airplay on Local and Regional Radio!
Dead Freddie continues to receive regular airplay on WXAV's Alternative Sounds For Your Head as well as on WLUW's Razor & Die Show. Thank you for your continued support of our music! In addition, our college radio promotion, which started in November 2018, gave us spins on a number of other stations: Illinois Institute of Technology WIIT 88.9FM Chicago, Radio DePaul On-Line, Hartford, CT's Trinity College WRTC 89.3FM, Rockford, IL's The Eagle, 98.7FM, Chicagoland Rock on The Fox 103.9 FM (Thank You to Aldis Snow in "The Garage"), Seattle NPR KSER 90.7FM and many more.
Dead Freddie performs at FitzGerald's Nightclub, Berwyn, IL
The debut of horns at a Dead Freddie live performance happened on January 22nd at FitzGerald's Nightclub. We were invited by Open Mic Host Mark Bishop to be the featured artist for this once-a-month event on the big stage in "The Club". In addition to our core musicians Gintas, Joe, Steve and Donatas, we also added Sam Steagerman on trombone and Bobby Lark on trumpet. We filled our thirty minutes with some fantastic noise.
Get Dead Freddie Music!!!
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Here it is! The beautiful purple/white splattered vinyl of our self-titled LP "Dead Freddie". Each one is unique and only 500 were pressed. Combine that with twelve original punk pop and power pop classics and you have magic! Also available on CD as well as full-album and single-song downloads through www.deadfreddie.bandcamp.com or via our website www.deadfreddie.com.
We still have a few copies of our soon-to-be- highly-collectible transparent blue Vinyl and CD of our first EP "If I Knew What I Wanted". Get yours TODAY via our Bandcamp tab of our website.
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We have all kinds of Dead Freddie merch for our hard-core and more-casual supporters. Of course, the premier item is the beautiful purple vinyl LP. Also, check out the LED Beanie Hat. You NEED one of these to keep Dead Freddie on your brain warm and to illuminate your path to the Dead Freddie Vibe (and maybe your car...)!
You may also reach out to email@example.com
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Off Broadway will be commemorating the 40th anniversary of their debut release "On". Dead Freddie just added to this incredible event! This one will certainly sell out, so don't wait to get those tickets!
Dead Freddie is on stage first at promptly 7:30 PM so be on time!
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