Friday 29 March 2024

DEAD QUIET Interview - The Electric Highway Festival Interview Special - An Interview With Kevin Keegan From Classic Rock/Doom Metallers DEAD QUIET

Classic Rock/Doom Metallers Dead Quiet are performing at the annual The Electric Highway Festival on Saturday April 06th 2024 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The band released their outstanding new album IV last year which is perhaps the band's most thrilling and original album yet. 

I caught up with Kevin Keegan (Guitar/Vocals) from Dead Quiet to discuss their upcoming festival performance amongst other things. 

Hi Kevin. Thanks for doing the interview. How are things with you today?

KK: Good!

I know you're currently busy preparing with Dead Quiet for the forthcoming The Electric Highway Festival happening April 4th to April 6th and with you guys performing one of the headlining slots on Saturday night. How are the preparations currently going?

KK: They’re going smoothly!

What can people in attendance expect from Dead Quiet for this festival performance?

KK: They can expect an enthusiastic performance with a couple of songs we’ve never played live.

What type of set will you be performing though I presume it will be focusing upon your excellent 2023 album IV and some of your classic tracks

KK: Yeah we are busting a couple of songs we have never played live actually, so it’s definitely a special one for us.

Will you be doing any more gigs before the festival happens and if so where will you be performing at?

KK: Yeah we are playing in Edmonton the night before with our brothers in Anciients.

What bands are you looking forward to see performing live at The Electric Highway Festival?

KK: Empress and Anciients for sure.


Dead Quiet released their latest album VI way back in June 2023.. Has it surprised you the response that it received so far.

KK: It actually didn’t get much of a response, which was disappointing but we are very proud of it and as a band it’s our favorite so far.

What has been the high points and low points performing with the band?

KK: High points include touring Europe and the low points include getting robbed in Europe.

Do you have any other musical projects that folks can check out or any exciting releases coming in the future?

KK: Brock plays in Anciients and they have a new album coming out in September. Mike is in Empress and will be gigging a ton in the future and I have another band called Fearbirds.

How did you get involved with music? Was it a particular album, group or artist that made you want to write and play your own music?

KK: My brother handed me a cassette of Metallica “Kill em all” when I was 9 and that was pretty much it from there.

Will you be performing any gigs later in the year?

KK: Nothing booked as of yet but I’m sure we’ll do one or 2 more.

Before you go, do you have any words of wisdom for your fans currently out there?

KK: Rock onward!

Words by Steve Howe and Kevin Keegan

Words by Steve Howe and Kenny Cook

Thanks to Asher Media PR for arranging this interview and for Kenny Cook for taking the time out to do this interview.

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