Dead West Bio

As the music industry in general becomes more sanitized it is refreshing to know that there are still bands out there who adhere to old school rules. Rules that were made in a time where musicians were free to play with passion and feeling.

Dead West are here to continue that legacy.

Harnessing a modern hard rock sound infused with gritty, whisky drenched rock 'n' roll, Dead West understand it's a long way to the top but have signaled their intentions early with hard hitting music that is as much a musical experience as it is a snapshot of their lives.

With personable, sing along lyrics and ripping guitar solos that breathe a life of their own, Dead West's music bores into your soul and surges through your senses, harking back to the days when rock music was unashamedly dirty and in your face.

Heavily influenced by The Dead Daisies, Black Label Society, Tesla, Jackyl and Black Stone Cherry, Dead West aren't content to merely recycle sounds of a bygone era, they choose their influential tastes with surgical precision and layer them with lashings of the American Southwest to create a sound distinctly their own.

Think the Wild West taking on Butch Cassidy in a sonic duel and you will get an inkling of the musical charm that is Dead West. Now throw some Cowboy Metal and a dash of Blues Rock into the cauldron and you can start to picture the musical landscape from which Dead West approach their craft.

Already having played with and supported artists of the caliber of Lita Ford, Bullets & Octane, Slaughter, L.A Guns and Jack Russell's Great White, Dead West are not merely content to ride on the coat tails of established bands, they are ready to BECOME one of those bands.

Anyone who thinks rock is dead should first give Dead West a spin. If you don't mind being proved wrong that is.

For more information or bookings please contact Gritty Rock Records Management/DEAD WEST. Attn Peter Greenburg


Vinny Sky (vocals)

Vinny Sky uses Shure Wireless Microphones, Wears Custom, Lucky 13 & Wornstar Clothing. Drinks Throat Coat Teas, Crown Royal, and Jim Beam Honey.


Connor Sutton (L/R Guitar)

Uses Gibson Guitars, EVH 5150 Amp, Marshall Cabinet, Xotic Pedals & Dunlap Pedals.



Donny "Madman" Matthews(drums & backing vocals)

Uses Tama Superstar classic Maple 7 piece kit with Soultone Cymbals, Remo Pinstripe heads and Diemond Star Sticks. I wear Toxxic hats! 





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