The members of Dead Heroes Club have come together from various corners of the musical past with one thing in common: the love of experimental and progressive music. Composing music under the philosophy of "let the music lead the way', Dead Heroes Club, from Derry in the North of Ireland, have a lot in common with the progressive rock giants of the past, and yet they have something new and fresh to offer. The band, right from the off, were consumed by a desire to create music and songs that could stir the imagination and ignite the soul.

DEAD HEROES CLUB have two critically acclaimed albums under their belt (see review page) and a new album: “Everything is Connected” released in late 2013.

The origins of DEAD HEROES CLUB lie in the words of many long dead conversations around the year 2003 between guitarist Gerry McGerigal, vocalist Liam Campbell and drummer Mickey Gallagher all of who were playing in various other bands at the time and feeling frustrated with their respective projects. Each felt a need to break free from this stagnation and write and perform songs that could stir the imagination.

Having agreed to get together for a few jams (the prerequisite for membership - a need to break out of tired old rock and pop clichés and experiment with songs and music), the three founder members soon found a like-minded soul in bass player and occasional keyboard player Charlie Coyle.

The initial rehearsals involved the band knocking out covers of classic prog-rock songs. The four-piece at this time started jamming and constructing songs and bringing compositional ideas into the rehearsals. Much of the work appearing on the DEAD HEROES CLUB debut album was written here, with both Charlie Coyle and Liam Campbell filling in on keyboards.

Still nameless during the composition and arrangement of theses songs, it was during these months that the boys realised that they had enough material for an album and decided to set about recording the songs in Frankie Robinson’s studio and later in the Soup Kitchen studio in Derry,

As the debut album began to take shape, the band began to search for a full time keyboards player who had the mindset, will or ability to be part of a contemporary prog-rock outfit. whilst still trying to track down the elusive keyboard player.

Whilst in the process of finishing off the recordings and now determined to release the album, the band came up with their name DEAD HEROES CLUB which seemed to suggest a affection for the heroes of the past and a gathering of likeminded souls intent in forging into the future. The idea for the cover of the debut album came quite quickly after deciding upon the name of the band, with each member choosing some of their personal dead heroes from the past. The need to include lyrics into the packaging of the album was paramount as the words of the songs play a major role in the music of DEAD HEROES CLUB.

Whilst busy finalising the album, the newly named DEAD HEROES CLUB enlist the talents of keyboardist, pianist and classical composer Chris Norby who joins after having listened to a few of the now recorded songs. Although Chris does not appear on the debut album, the subsequent rehearsals elevate the band to status of bona fide prog-rock with Chris adding that missing piece of the live performances. With the successful release of their debut album, DEAD HEROES CLUB play a series of gigs around Ireland, and continue to write for a second release. During the writing sessions for the second album, however, the band stumble upon what can only be described as ‘a series of unfortunate events’ not least of which is the decision of bass player Charlie Coyle to withdraw from the band for health reasons. After an exhaustive search the band eventually replace Charlie Coyle with bass player Wilson Graham and take time out from the recording sessions (now in progress) to integrate Wilson into the existing material. Finally as the autumn of 2008 draws to a close the band are ready to release their second album “A Time of Shadow”. The album is released in 2009 to critical acclaim.

The album elevates DEAD HEROES CLUB to greater prominence with a host of very positive reviews, an appearance at Summer’s End, a headline show at the House of Progression (both of which draw very positive live reviews) & a catalogue of other live performances. The band in 2013 are now ready to take things up a level with the imminent release of their much awaited new studio album entitled: “Everything is Connected”.

Liam Campbell - Vocals
Gerry McGerigal - Guitar

 Wilson Graham - Bass Guitar

Mickey Gallagher - Drums
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