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DeadBeat is a “Jam Band” that brings alive the music, sound and style of the Grateful Dead, The Jerry Garcia Band & all of the music that Dead Heads love to hear!
Performing in Greater Boston, Metro West and Southern New Hampshire since 2005, DeadBeat delivers an upbeat vibe that will keep you on your feet and dancing all night long!
DeadBeat is 6 pieces (Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Rhythm and Lead Guitars & Backup Vocalist) consisting of seasoned musicians each with 3+ decades of experience & with national and international gigging and recording credentials.
DeadBeat has a “Deadish” dance vibe with a rock edge and features strong 3 part vocal harmony and instrumental soloists.
DeadBeat is actively engaged with its fan base through its website, Facebook page, mailing list and Twitter.
DeadBeat is available for club dates and private events.
DeadBeat was formed in 2005 when drummer Joe Pulitano answered a Craig's List ad and joined former members of the Tinmen Brian Stormwind & Gary Barth to form a new band that focused on their mutual love of the music of The Greatful Dead and the Jam Band sound and experience. The newly formed DeadBeat played their first gig at The Kaleva Club in Littleton, MA in late 2005. Feeling that the lineup worked well, they took early 2006 to focus on developing their sound, learning and growing together, and working towards their expressed goal of being a "live" act and their desire to share their music by playing out as much as possible.
By the fall of 2006 the band had jelled, and gigs included a hosting a fundraiser that raised $23,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and an outrageous New Year's eve party in Cambridge, MA.
The rest, as they say, is history...
DeadBeat continues today, bringing the music of the Dead to life with with their love and passion for the jam band sound.
Our current lineup is rounded out with bassist, Mike "Bails" Bailey, vocalist Jen Markand & keyboardist Rich Cessarini
DeadBeat plays regularly at clubs, private events and fundraisers in Greater Boston, Metro West and Southern NH
DeadBeat gives back to the community by performing at selected charity events. We have supported cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, My School, a non-profit cooperative preschool in Littleton, MA and the The Himalayan Education Foundation.