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"The new album - recorded in New Orleans with Grammy-nominated producer Ben Ellman - is truly something to get excited about." - Paste Magazine - 2016

"Anyone who claims that rock and soul ain’t what it used to be clearly hasn’t heard of these stunning musicians. This will remind you of soul and blues from the late 60’s – with rock from the early 70’s. But probably the most compelling quality of the Dead 27s is how seamlessly they stay true to the pure, old school rock and soul sounds while making their music cutting edge relevant to today’s listeners."
- JamSphere - 2015

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Live & Listen's 'Bands You Should Know': Dead 27s

Live & Listen's 'Bands You Should Know': Dead 27s
Live & Listen - July 22 - Link

Live & Listen is pleased to continue a brand new weekly feature known as Bands You Should Know.  This new concept will highlight a different band each Friday with an interview, general background information, current happenings, as well as videos and audio from each band.  After nearly two years of various interviews and artist spotlights, we feel that installing a consistent weekly feature is the perfect move as we progress forward. 

For our fourth edition of Bands You Should Know, we sat down with Trey Francis (vocals) and Will Evans(guitar/synth/hamony vocals) of Dead 27s, an incredibly soulful five-piece out of Charleston, South Carolina.  Since their formation in 2012, Dead 27s have racked up a total of six Charleston Music Awards, including Rock Band of the Year, Song of the Year for "Don't Comfort Me," Album of the Yearfor "Chase Your Devils Down," Guitarist of the Year for Wallace Mullinax (3rd straight year), Drummer of the Year for Daniel Crider, and Bassist of the Year for Oliver Goldstein.  Dead 27s blends an incredibly warm, soulful vibe with honest Southern Rock roots, and we look forward to watching this band continue to flourish for years to come. 

Dead 27s is Trey Francis (vocals), Wallace Mullinax (guitar, harmony vocals), Will Evans (guitar, synth, harmony vocals), Oliver Goldstein (bass), Daniel Crider (drums, harmony vocals) 

Here we are in the summer of 2016, and Dead 27s is now in it's fourth official year of existence. How much experience did you guys have playing together before the band became official?  What led to the band's official formation? 

Trey: The level of experience playing together kind of varies across the board.  Oliver (Goldstein) and Wallace (Mullinax) played together for years with different projects. Daniel (Crider) played with the two of them on a few things. Will and Wallace...y'all met at Carolina, right? 

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Relix Magazine: Song Premiere: Dead 27s “What A Waste”

Relix Magazine

Charleston, SC’s Dead 27s were recently hailed as a “skillful and confident musical team with a penchant for old-school funk rhythms and classic rock riffs.” On September 30 they will release their debut full-length album, Ghosts Are Calling Out. The band enlisted Galactic’s Ben Ellman to produce the new record, which is the follow-up to their 2015 EP Chase Your Devils Down. Today we premiere “What A Waste,” the lead track from the forthcoming record, which is now available for pre-order.

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Dead 27s refine their soul-rock and gear up for a major album release

Dead 27s refine their soul-rock and gear up for a major album release
The Post and Courier By T. Ballard Lesemann

Since forming in 2012, the members of Charleston soul-rock band the Dead 27s have consistently operated as skillful and confident musical team with a penchant for old-school funk rhythms and classic rock riffs. 

“I think we’ve become a band that is at its best when between genres,” says guitarist and co-songwriter Wallace Mullinax. “We’re all happy with the mix of influences that are creeping in and starting to solidify into an identity for us.” 

With a sharp new collection of original songs in the can and a lively fundraising project nearing completion, the Dead 27s are poised for new success in the Lowcountry scene and elsewhere. Longtime fans and curious newcomers will get a chance to dig into the band’s latest set of soul and rock when the band headlines at the Windjammer this weekend. 

New album on the way 

This summer, the Dead 27s have been gearing up for the release of their studio album, “Ghosts Are Calling Out,” an 11-song set recorded in New Orleans with Grammy-nominated producer Ben Ellman, a longtime New Orleans musician, producer and saxophonist with the funk ensemble Galactic. 

“We’re targeting markets outside of Charleston to grow our fan base,” Crider says. “We hope to tour more with some of the bands we’ve been able to open for as well. The main goal is just to continue to grow, write and enjoy the journey.” 

Crider and Mullinax already were well known in the local band scene when they started putting the Dead 27s together in 2012. Shortly after a stint with singer/songwriter Elise Testone following her “American Idol” adventures, the drummer and guitarist assembled the Dead 27s as an original blues/soul/rock project with bassist Oliver Goldstein, guitarist Will Evans and vocalist Trey Francis. The quintet played a colorful blend of guitar-rock, old-school funk, electric blues and classic soul. It didn’t take long for the band to blossom into a fully committed songwriting machine. 

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Paste Magazine - Dead 27s Share "Don't Want to Live My Life Without You"

Dead 27s Share "Don't Want to Live My Life Without You" - Link
By Louise Parker

"Don't Want to Live My Life Without You" is the single from Dead 27s last EP, and it's a rock-and-soul party. Complete with funky guitar riffs and crooning vocals, it grooves along as the lead singer confesses "the very second that I see your face, I feel like crawling under the table". If this is where they're coming from, then the new album - recorded in New Orleans with Grammy-nominated producer Ben Ellman - is truly something to get excited about.

Dead 27s is five compelling musicians from Charleston who are making their mark on the South Carolina music scene. The band has joined the lineup for FloydFest 2016, sharing a bill with Gregg Allman, Bruce Hornsby, Leftover Salmon and more. These guys really know how to rock a live show, so if you find yourself in Virginia at the end of July, do yourself a favor and join the party.

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