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The New York Yankees, Clorox Bleach, and Done Deal… these three, seemingly unrelated terms have one thing in common: each came from humble beginnings to become a worldwide household name.
Formed in 2009 by vocalist Michael “Luckie” LeBlanc, the band went through a few incarnations as he searched for the right members who could bring the unique sound he envisioned to life. After a few failed attempts at finding dedicated, talented musicians, he turned to the one-stop-shop where you can get everything from cars to syphilis, Craigslist.
After nailing down a solid line-up, the real work began. Taking each member’s diverse background and making them into a coherent fusion of rock and hip-hop was not an easy task. Blending hip hop vocals, driving bass lines, southern rock guitar riffs, punk inspired beats, and a club DJ didn’t happen overnight.
After a lot of trial and error (and several months later), the band had a killer set and became an active part of the Austin music scene. It was there that musician and producer Billy Milano discovered their raw talent and took it upon himself to show them the path to the next level. Production began immediately on the three songs that would make up the bands first official demo/EP.
Done Deal and Billy Milano hit the studio with engineer Tim Gerron at the helm and a few days later, the first EP was finished and the songs I Rock Hip-Hop, In The Building, and Time for Change were unleashed upon the world. All of this was led up to the band embarking on the journey that took them from the humble upbringings of Texas life and hurtling them into the New York/Tri-State arena. The band was featured at one of New Jersey’s best underground venues, Ding Bats. The show was put together by Murder League All-Stars front man Tim McMurtrie and featured the bands Pounder and The Dirty Stayouts. The show was a success and the East Coast found out firsthand what Done Deal was bringing to the table.
The band returned to Austin ready to hit the ground running. With the upcoming release of the long awaited music videos for I’m So High, I Rock Hip-Hop, and Time For Change, playing shows all throughout SXSW, and gearing up for a mini summer tour Done Deal has a full plate to continue making their name a common phrase in the music world. Sit back and brace yourself because they’re coming full force and they aren’t taking no for an answer.
Done Deal, it’s the new way of thinking!!