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“... it was time for local legends, the Deadlies, back at the City Winery Stage. This trio has perfected the genre of surf rock and it really shows every time they play. The band, this time complete with go-go dancers, know how to make an audience happy. Their music is groovy and infectious and so much fun. If you ever get a chance to see them perform, do it.”

“The Deadlies delivered a fun beach party set at Bottle Rock Napa 2014! ...One thing is for sure, they truly brought the fun to the festival. Their stage was set up like a surf party complete with beach go-go dancers. The City Winery Local Stage was one of the most happenin spots when The Deadlies took to the stage. This is a local band with a big sound! As we told you before in our preshow coverage, you may have already seen or heard them play but we were not familiar with them. The Deadlies can be described as a California surf punk/rock band with a little Honky Tonk and Country thrown in. One thing is for sure, when you listen to The Deadlies, you can’t help but move around and have some fun! ....We are really looking forward to seeing them perform again soon this summer. I don’t think you can have a summer without seeing The Deadlies!”

“FAIRFIELD — Musician James Patrick Regan’s path to playing aggressive surf music in the Bay Area trio The Deadlies was circuitous. The 47-year old Napa resident’s musical resume features decades of clubbing with a local hard rock outfit, a fascination and dedication to Hawaiian traditional/contemporary music. It even includes a stint touring the world with the Romanian National Circus. “We started The Deadlies about four years ago when the three of us were playing in separate hard-rock bands,” Regan said. “We had played for about 20 years in Bay Area clubs such as the Keystone Berkeley and The Stone and opened for bands like Black Oak Arkansas and Montrose. It got to the point where it was always the same old thing and then there really wasn’t a hard rock scene anymore. So we took some of the aggression of hard rock and punk and started a surf band.””

“Porchfest grows !... The organizers know better which bands are more popular than others, and they have given us the heads-up.” Some of the bands returning to Napa’s porches Sunday will do so on the heels of shows at more prominent stages, including Trebuchet, Grass Child and The Deadlies, all of which played the BottleRock festival this spring at the nearby Napa Valley Expo. “What’s exciting about this year’s (Porchfest) is a lot of local artists have been opening acts at BottleRock, the Uptown, City Winery, so a lot of them are being featured at bigger venues,” said Clark.”

“Blue Öyster Cult w/ The Deadlies @Slim's -- Feb. 1, 2014 ...Surf-rock band the Deadlies ... notable for the blindingly bedazzled shirt being worn by their guitarist ... the gathered crowd seemed generally entertained by the six-string heroics on display.”

Dave Pehling - SF Weekly
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