JJ Secures a Sky Bet/EFL League Two “Team of the Week” place

Terrific to see “JJ” score his fifth in seven for Carlisle United at the weekend but also get himself on the Sky Bet/EFL League Two “Team-of-the-Week” which is purely based on performance stats….


Steve Harrison DDG MD: “JJ’s work-rate was outstanding in what was an impressive performance from the Cumbrians, and was lovely to see it didn’t go unnoticed at the mothership, with Rotherham United‘s social media and fans alike praising their loan striker”

It’s a little over two years since JJ made his debut international performance for the Republic of Ireland U18s, and we wonder what next for the former Dublin St Francis FC schoolboy who signed to #TeamDDG on his 16th Birthday… he is certainly delivering and progressing in a stealth like way.

Onwards and Upwards JJ!

JJ makes his international debut in Dublin in 2018. A proud moment for JJ, family and DDG alike…

4th Rig Single released via the new DDG digital platform today (18-9-20)

Rig – Manchester band reissued from circa thirty years ago…

Today we released the fourth single by Rig on our new digital platform.

A DDG band sitting comfortably on the outside looking in. As everything got very Madchester and Ravetastic in the area, they continued to produce excellent and timeless recordings out of the infamous Strawberry Recording Studios in Stockport.

Fellow contemporaries at the time would be bands that kind of fused the Acid House scene but empowered themselves with guitars and drums… Early Happy Mondays, New Fads, Paris Angels, and later outside of the Mancunian bubble came the likes of Flowered Up and The Twang would be on the same wavelength.

The final re-issue is ‘Moody’ (GOOD43) which was originally released as a 12″ White Label and was a cover version of the seminal New York Bronx Factory Records act ESG, a band that went on to be one of the most sampled bands on the Hip Hop scene.

‘Bighead’ (GOOD3) was the third release on the label following The Charlatans debut ‘Indian Rope’ (GOOD1), and Katherine E ‘I’m Alright’ (GOOD2), the huge Italian House anthem discovered by James Barton of Cream and Quadrant Park fame.

‘Spank’ followed (GOOD7), and we released the bands 1st single ‘Dig’ (GOOD42), last week.

We look-forward to delivering and sharing the recently discovered and now remastered debut album by Rig… details soon.

#Rig #Moody #Happy Mondays #JamesBarton #FactoryRecords #StrawberryStudios #ESG #AcidHouse #TeamDDG


Dan Hawkins Signs new deal at Salford City FC

Great Expectations for this exciting Attacking Midfielder from Wales

We are so pleased to confirm our fifth deal of this window for 2020/21 and it’s a hugely important one for Dan Hawkins, as he secures his second professional contract with Salford City FC.

Nineteen year-old Dan has been part of the DDG Family since his scholarship move from Swansea City to Hull City. We have seen him grow and grow into a really exciting prospect in the game.

Fast, tenacious, dedicated and boundless enthusiasm and a real proven game changer who scored and assisted over twenty goals with the Salford U23s, whilst on loan at Stafford Rangers and Marine AFC last season!

Dan has already played in three of the current crop of pre-season friendlies for the Salford City 1st XI and we all await an opportunity on the big stage, as his career progresses.

We would like to think Dan is already an obvious candidate for the Welsh U21 squad with such flair and endeavour in the game.

Congratulations Dan and his Family from everybody at Dead Dead Good Towers!

#WeAreSalford #TeamDDG #DanielHawkins #DanHawkins #WelshFootball #FAWales #ManchesterFootball #LancashireFootball #SalfordCity #SalfordCityFC


DDG secures the Venus Beads catalogue plus unreleased material!

Venus Beads – Black Aspirin

A band originally signed to the DDG Publishing Company who were always happy in their own skin, and whilst everybody else got wrapped up in all things “Madchester” they just got on with the job in hand… making noisy, compelling and melodic music.

Loved by Steve Lamacq and the likes of Bob Mould of Husker Du. The bands only real contemporaries in England were possibly Ride, and attracted producers such as Terry Bickers (House of Love) and John Robb.

The 1st release is The album “Black Aspirin” (GOODLP19).

For Anthony. Always with us… RIP 🙏🏻 x


Congratulations Marie & Amber on your latest Republic of Ireland International Call-Ups!

Marie Hourihan of SC Braga
Amber Barrett of FC Koln

Great to see our European Girls from the Portuguese & German League’s taking up their respective Number One and Number Nine Shirts for the forthcoming Euro Qualifier v Germany in September – great work Girls 👏⚽️👏⚽️👏

#MarieHourihan #AmberBarrett #InternationalWomensFootball #TeamDDG


New Merchandise added to our store

Treatment Organisation

After a fantastic surge of interest in the Dead Dead Good, Transworld, Omega Records ranges, we have decided to expand the range with our artists, and so far so good with a great deal of interest.


The range is expanding all the time, and this week we have already added a ‘Some Pop’ design by Mantaray.

The Legendary Dead Dead Good Logo by Steve Harrison
Omega Records where it all began in 1982 selling Northern Soul records at All-Nighters by Kim Peters
Transworld Logo by Steve Harrison

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Football next…


August Deal Number Three for Dead Dead Good as Jamie Morgan signs for Chester FC

Jamie Morgan – a long-standing #TeamDDG Client on an upward trajectory…

Jamie Morgan, the former Manchester United and Crewe Alexandra youth academy player has signed a new option deal with Conference side Chester FC… who are hoping to go one stage further with promotion in the forthcoming season.

Good Luck to Jamie, the highly rated attacking wing-back, who attracted a number of interested clubs over the lockdown.

An exciting season ahead for the twenty-one year old.


Jordan Witt hits the ground running with McLaren in the British GT Series

An incredible and positive start for the season for friend of #TeamDDG Jordan Witt and already two podium finishes for him at Oulton Park and Donington Park with Brands Hatch next… terrific work Jordan!

#JordanWittRacing #McLaren #Motorsport #BritishGT #2SeasMotorsport


Congratulations Chloe!

Ever fancied being trained by an Spurs & England International Footballer… our very own Chloe Peplow is up-and-running and attracting a great deal of personal client interest.

Give her a call… a lovely person on every level…

New Season is around the corner… we have the impression that this year could be a very special one of both Chloe and the north London Giants…

#ChloePeplow #Spurs #England #TeamDDG #Lionesses #THFC


JJ Kayode completes a 2020/21 Loan Deal from Rotherham United to Carlisle United

Joshua Kayode – a #TeamDDG client since his schoolboy days in Dublin…

Thrilled to confirm that Team DDG has negotiated and delivered a season long Loan Deal for Rotherham United and Republic of Ireland Striker JJ Kayode with League Two Promotion favourites Carlisle United

GOAL… on our seasonal target with ‘one in one’!

JJ began pre-season last night and within minutes delivered his first goal of the season…

Steve Harrison DDG Head Honcho – ” JJ really does deliver what it says on the tin, and with a great deal of enthusiasm and always with a smile on his face. We had a chat about how many goals this season and without any prompts… we came up with the same number. “One in One” is a great start, especially as he was rested in the second half!”

Really looking forward to a few trips to Brunton Park… a great place to watch football especially under the lights!

#JoshuaKayode #TeamKayode #CarlisleUnited #GatesheadFC #RotherhamUnited #JJKayode