Dead Presleys are a rock n’ roll band both in music and spirit. Often times, “rock n’ roll” is a cop out for artists that don’t want to pigeonhole themselves in a genre, but Dead Presleys believe they are rock n’ roll through and through. They believe in big drums, ripping guitar solos, soulful vocals and driving bass. They believe slower songs can be rock n’ roll too. It’s all part of the musical and emotional rollercoaster you take the audience.
The music comes first. Always. “Our motto is simple,” says vocalist/guitarist Kerry Sherman, “serve the song. Whatever it takes to make the song great, whether that’s going simpler or more complex with arrangements. Whatever it takes. If you take care of the music first, the rest comes easy.” While they take the music seriously, they try to be loose with everything else. After all, it’s rock n’ roll.
With a style that’s been called “The Black Keys meets Kings of Leon meets Foo Fighters”, Dead Presleys are a versatile and energetic group of musicians that continue to grow and push boundaries.
Since releasing their debut album ‘Muses’ in 2017, Sherman, drummer Colton Gabel, and lead guitarist Tyler Cook continue to play bigger shows on bigger stages, including opening for 90’s Alternative rock icons Gin Blossoms, The Runaway’s Lita Ford, a spot on 2018’s Magic City Blues Fest, headlining Butte, Montana’s Famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade, several headlining shows at Billings’ Pub Station Taproom and Concert Hall and slots on the main stage of Evel Knievel Days, Original Festival and Wild West Music Fest.