Dead Happy from Birmingham in England is the camp-rock duo of Jason Oakley (Vocals / Keyboards / Programming) and Jamie Hough (Guitars / Keyboards / Bass).
There are moments in time when pastiche makes perfect sense and I received the email about Dead Happy in one of those slots. The duo challenges The Rocky Horror Picture Show at its own game and meet the occasion, with a presentation of humour and decent musical ability.
Out of the back of my mind I am reminded of ‘Black Arabs‘ on the LP The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle. Whilst music transfers well to recording, you can tell by the sounds that without a gathering this just doesn’t work as well as it could.
A début EP Banana God is set for release on the 31st through Coffee Jingle Records. Gather your friends around and spin the music of Dead Happy and have a brilliant party – it will work. Whatever you, don’t engage your brain, just engage your feet and enjoy some music which doesn’t pretend to be what it isn’t, but is top notch at what it is.
Banana God – EP – Dead Happy is available on iTunes.*
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