The Dead Flowers are a NJ based 5 piece Rock n Roll band formed in 2015. The Dead Flowers is a high energy, Rock n Roll show that brings involuntary movement of the head and hips, which proves time and time again that Rock n Roll is alive and well.
Zach – Guitar
Mike – Guitar/Vocals
Matt – Bass
Dr. Johnny D – Drums
Stephen – Keys/Organ
Which famous musicians do you admire?
We admire musicians such as Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, John Bonham, Bon Scott, Chris Robinson, Jerry Garcia, etc. We love the original rock n roll guys, and try to capture that soul in the music we create.
Have you always been interested in music? Was there a particular song/performance that made you say “Woah! I want to do that!”?
The band KISS definitely played a part in getting us interested in music at a young age. Seeing the fire, the blood.. it really made us go “Wow! I need to do this.” The Stones live album, “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!”, was also a huge influence as that live set is such an on point show for the Stones, especially as they didn’t really have all the backing musicians around them yet.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Zack: If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will.
What are your musical plans for the next 12 months or so?
Over the next 12 months, we will finish writing, record an album, and tour. We want to have something new every few weeks starting in 2023 to keep the content flowing.
What are your plans for any future releases?
Our goal is to have a single to close out this year and also start the new year. Once the new year gets rolling, we aim to record our first full album to release in 2023.
When you create music, what is your personal purpose or goal?
When we create, our purpose is to get people grooving along and try and capture that same feeling that most listeners get when they are at a show. That sense of escape that puts you in a good mindset and gives the crowd a jumpin time. It’s all about making people feel good.
Who are your main musical influences?
Aside from the Stones, we influence and push each other to be the best musicians we can be. It takes every member to keep the wheel turning, and it’s important for everyone to be on the same page to keep it truckin.
What would be a good theme song for your life?
Zack: “If You Want Blood” by AC/DC
If you could learn any language fluently what would it be?
Do you have any lucky items, objects, or traditions?
We tend to say either “Van Halen” or “Let’s rock let’s rock let’s rock today” before we hit the stage.
Which fictional character do you wish was real?
Zack: Johnny Lawrence
What do you think the greatest invention has been?
Zack: The electric guitar.