The Dead Lovers

Live Act Rock/Blues Americana Folk Rock Indie
The Dead Lovers - Rock/Blues Americana Folk Rock Indie Live Act in Berlin

The Dead Lovers Short Info

The Dead Lovers sound is retro, sexy and provocative. It borrows from blues, rockabilly, folk, sixties beat and even seventies glam rock, but always remains convincing, unique and utterly irresistible. They weave a canvas of melodic vocal harmonies over soundscapes ranging from dirty blues guitar stomps to atmospheric reverb drenched ballads.
Since their incarnation a few years ago, they have already turned plenty of heads on their travels and been asked to contribute songs to a bunch of large budget cinema films and TV shows. Their lush vintage sound lends itself easily to pictures.
The Dead Lovers are a core duo of Lula and Wayne Jackson, though they frequently bring in reinforcements from their circle of musician friends when they play live.

Wayne’s first band The Dostoyevskys came from Manchester and achieved minor cult status in the mid 90s with their legendary live shows, before splitting shortly after supporting Oasis at the height of their Brit Pop fame. Wayne relocated to Berlin and released two solo albums and co-wrote and sang “The Other Side” with Paul Van Dyk, which achieved global recognition. He picked up a gold disk for co-producing the first two solo albums from one of Germany's true bona fide rock stars; Bela B. He also played in Bela's band Los Helmstedt headlining Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park.

Lula hails from a small village in Bavaria and her track record is equally impressive and varied; working as a singer, a songwriter, and a published photographer. She had the honour of singing a duet with Lee Hazlewood on his final ever recording shortly before his untimely death. She also played in Bela's live band.
Lula ad Wayne have been great friends for many years and it was inevitable that sooner or later they would make something of their shared love of vintage vinyl albums and The Dead Lovers were born. They have been tearing it up on stages across Europe these last couple of years, earning a reputation for the energy of their live shows and playing a host of support slots with Charles Bradley, Imelda May, The Baseballs and even Roger Hodgson of Supertramp fame.
In June last year, they jetted off to The Lost Ark Studio in San Diego to record their second album; the very place where they had so much fun recording the debut album three years earlier. The Lost Ark Studio is not only a top notch studio with an incredible engineer who worked for Nora Jones and The Rolling Stones amongst others, but it harbors one the biggest collection of vintage guitars and amps you might find anywhere on earth. To achieve authenticity, they wanted not only to record where the first wave of rock'n roll was recorded but they also wanted to use the very same instruments and equipment it had been recorded with. Situated between Mexico, the Pacific Ocean and the desert, The Lost Ark studio was the perfect location for them capture something very special on tape.

The Dead Lovers second album “Slow Black” will be released on June 9th 2017

The Dead Lovers sound is retro, sexy and provocative. It borrows from blues, rockabilly, folk, sixties beat and even seventies glam rock, but always remains convincing, unique and utterly irresistible. They weave a canvas of melodic vocal harmonies over soundscapes ranging from dirty blues guitar stomps to atmospheric reverb drenched ballads.
Since their incarnation a few years ago, they have already turned plenty of heads on their travels and been asked to contribute songs to a bunch of large budget cinema films and TV shows. Their lush vintage sound lends itself easily to pictures.
The Dead Lovers are a core duo of Lula and Wayn...

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The Dead Lovers on Tour

  • 19 | 08 | 2017 Greiz Pappe Open Air
  • 27 | 08 | 2017 Berlin Pure & Crafted Festival
  • 21 | 09 | 2017 Osnabrück Grolsch Songnight
  • 22 | 09 | 2017 Bremen, Gastfeld The Dead Lovers
  • 23 | 09 | 2017 Bremen, Gastfeld The Dead Lovers
  • 19 | 10 | 2017 Hamburg, Generator Hostel The Dead Lovers
  • 20 | 10 | 2017 Kühlungsborn, Polarstern The Dead Lovers

Past Gigs The Dead Lovers

  • 08 | 2017 Bremen Summersound Festival
  • 08 | 2017 Gütersloh, Stadtplatz The Dead Lovers
  • 08 | 2017 Halle Int. Songwriter Night
  • 07 | 2017 Garmisch BMW Motorraddays
  • 07 | 2017 Bochum Bochum Total
  • 06 | 2017 Berlin, Roadrunners Paradise Record Release Party, The Dead Lovers
  • 06 | 2017 Magdeburg Songtage
  • 03 | 2017 Halle, Objekt 5 The Dead Lovers
  • 03 | 2017 Köln, Sonic Ballroom The Dead Lovers
  • 03 | 2017 Augustendorf, Holla Die Waldfee The Dead Lovers
  • 03 | 2017 Wredenhagen, Scheune The Dead Lovers
  • 03 | 2017 Berlin, Roadrunners Paradise The Dead Lovers
  • 08 | 2016 Bremen Summersound Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Messeplatz, Berlin Panorama Berlin
  • 06 | 2016 Finowfurt Race 61 Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Beverungen Orange Blossom Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Objekt 5, Halle The Dead Lovers
  • 04 | 2016 Astra, Berlin Support Charles Bradley
  • 04 | 2016 Live Music Hall, Köln Support Charles Bradley
  • 04 | 2016 Grünspan, Hamburg Support Charles Bradley
  • 08 | 2015 O2 World/East Side Gallery EAST SIDE MUSIC DAYS

Discography The Dead Lovers

  • 2014 Supernormal Superstar Album | RoughTrade/SpySatellite

Media

  • Video The Dead Lovers - RAIN (Off...
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  • Video The Dead Lovers - Four Lett...
  • Video The Dead Lovers - The Storm...
  • Video The Dead Lovers - Big World...
  • Video Special K by The Dead Lovers

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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Wayne Jackson Guitar, Vocals
  • Lula Vocals

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