George enjoying life at the Rams…

Derby County Training Session 23/11/20

George Sykes-Kenworthy is certainly enjoying the challenge that comes with the increased intensity at PL2 level with Derby County following his summer move from Bradford City

GSK “GK Union”

Recent game time has included appearances for the U23s against Burnley, England U19 at St Georges Park and Birmingham City where George kept an all-important clean-sheet

Derby currently sit at the top of the PL2 League One ahead of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool with a return to action following the international break on Friday 27th November evening away against Arsenal

Derby County Training Session 23/11/20

Thanks for the continued support from AB1 Gloves and Umbro Boots and Livvi at DCFC for the official photographs…


A terrific in-depth article here with Amber Barrett the DDG, FC Koln and Republic of Ireland Striker

A fantastic article here with all kinds of insights into one of the leading scorers on the German Frauen Bundesliga this season..

Amber studied at Maynooth University whilst progressing her football with Peamont United where she was the WNL leading goal-scorer and Player-of-the-Year in her final season.

Amber continues along the same pathway with 4 goals in 4 Bundesliga games this season…

Former Ireland coach Colin Bell assisted with her progression from the GAA into WNL football to the Irish national side and then to the Bundesliga

Amber has progressed well with her understanding of the German language, since arriving in Cologne

After a recent break in the league due to the pandemic… Amber returns to international football for the Republic of Ireland against Germany on 1st December with FC Koln returning to action against TSG Hoffenheim on 6th December…


JJ loving his International Experience with Ireland

The Joshua Kayode positive trajectory continues as his substitution on Sunday made an immediate and positive impact for the Ireland U21 team at the weekend against Iceland back in Ireland.

The squad has now traveled to Luxembourg, and Team DDG is keen to hear the team selection for this afternoons fixture.

When asked about his call-up to the national team JJ made comment “every kid wants to play for their country whether its underage or senior level and I’m just happy to have done it”

Typical considered and humble response from the talented Rotherham United Striker.


Congratulations JJ!

2nd Republic of Ireland U21 Call-Up for JJ!

We are thrilled for Rotherham United Striker Joshua Kayode, who gets his second Republic of Ireland call-up for the Euro Qualifiers this month against Iceland and Luxembourg.

‘JJ’ is presently in the form of his life, and only last week secured no less than three EFL ‘Team of the Week’ selections which are based on actual performance statistics from his appearances on loan at Carlisle United FC.

Wonderful Work JJ!

#JJKayode #JoshKayode #JoshuaKayode #TeamKayode #TeamDDG


Forced break in the German Bundesliga suits Amber!

Success in the Cup for Amber!

Amber showing brilliant positivity in-spite of the Bundesliga forced lockdown in Germany… a case of doing the business ahead of the enforced break.

She heads back to Ireland today with one of the most impressive strike rates this season. A Goal in each game, placing unbeaten FC Cologne in the top slot, and a winning Goal in yesterday’s important Cup win v Bayer Leverkusen!

Doing what is says on the “Striker Tin” and some… surely one of the most in-form strikers in the game just now.

Less we forget, an entire bagful of pre-season goals which set Amber up perfectly for this all-important season…

No wonder the interest is building surrounding her future!

Amber remains and outstanding prospect in the European game.

#AmberBarrett #AB #FCKoln #IRLWNT #TeamDDG #Number9


George Sykes-Kenworthy Signs to Derby County !

Deadline Day Signing for GSK…

DDG is delighted to confirm that we have negotiated a move to Derby County for former Bradford City U23 Goalkeeper and Captain George Sykes-Kenworthy.

The deal was announced by the Championship side on Transfer Deadline Day and George was immediately travelling with the U23s squad to the Premier League 2 Division One fixture v Chelsea at the west London Cobham training facility…

Straight into U23s squad selection travelling to Chelsea at the weekend

Steve Harrison “after a disappointing season for Bradford, with George having an early loan recall, finishing the second-half of the season as the club number two”… “we had a fair bit of interest in George, but no final decision, which was no doubt compounded by the pandemic crisis”

“In the end we had two contract offers on the final week, but at this stage George had enjoyed his trial period at Rams, and we all felt this offer to be the right one”

George began as a schoolboy at Bradford City, earning a scholarship at fifteen, and a two-year professional contract at seventeen.

He was Bradford City U18s and U23s captain and the “Young Player of the Year” in his last two season’s. He made his 1st team debut at Bradford last season.

During his time at Bradford City he was called up for the England Goalkeeper Camp at St Georges Park, and the club announced that they had turned down a substantial offer from a named Premier League Club around the same time as offering him an early professional contract.

George played on loan for Conference Guiseley side in 2019/20 making a well documented ‘miracle save’ against York City…

He has an endorsement deal with AB1 Gloves, the company owned by former Bosnian international and Chelsea, Stoke City and Bournemouth ‘keeper Asmir Begovic.

At just twenty -one years of age, George has been with DDG since the age of sixteen, he commented that “I couldn’t be happier with this new opportunity”

Congratulations George!


Thirty Years on… a typically discreet Dead Dead Good Birthday Celebration…

Well it thirty-years since the Dead Dead Good brand came on to the scene, with DDG Records and DDG Management, and here is a pretty comprehensive selection of the music artists that we have worked with in respect of album releases.

Extensively North-West of England based, with our original offices and studios in Northwich and Manchester, but not at all exclusively ‘northern’… having artists from London, Northern Ireland, Belgium, and Essex!

A fantastic and iconic list of releases from the ‘indie’ and ‘dance’ scenes across the past thirty years.

Great memories…

#thecharlatans # alfie #orangedeluxe #markburgess #invincible #yvesaltana #sussed # monaco #peterhook #thechameleons # relish #therainband #alfa9 #mantaray #treatmentorganisation #venusbeads #oceanic #transworld records #deaddeadgoodrecords #wonkyalice #thatuncertainfeeling #digitalorgasm


Happy 30th Birthday ‘Some Friendly’

Artwork by DDG’s Kim Peters

The album ‘Some Friendly’ by the band The Charlatans is thirty years-old this week.

Signed to Dead Dead Good Records and licensed to Beggars Banquet Records whilst Team DDG concentrated on the bands management affairs… the album was a Number One platinum seller and a global success which saw the band tour around the world.

RIP: Rob Collins and Jon Brookes


‘DDG Records’ Release Schedule continues positive momentum…


Our historical music catalogue continues to be relaunched via our new digital platform via the like of Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, Deezer, Amazon Music, Tidal


Some amazing music, some amazing times, and some long-standing friendships and memories that continue to this day.

In the instance of ‘It Was Us!‘ by Orange Deluxe… this is an archive release of previously unreleased radio sessions and features brand new artwork… something for the collectors!


The Invincible album ‘Venus Rising’ again a previously unreleased album of demos and unheard versions of the glorious ‘Venus’ album (GOODLP20)… another one for the completist and collectors.


Congratulations “JJ” on his Republic of Ireland U21 Euro Qualifier Call-Up!

Joshua Kayode – Rotherham United Striker

Dead Dead Good Management is thrilled to confirm the U21 International call-up of Joshua Kayode.

The Rotherham United FC Striker is presently on season loan with Carlisle United FC.

JJ will report to the Dublin based squad on 6th October ahead of the game v Italy on 13th October

Steve Harrison of DDG:

‘I am so especially proud when we see such positive career development of a client who we have supported since he was a schoolboy’.

‘JJ has progressed right the way through junior football in Dublin, to academy football in England, into the professional game with an exceptional dedicated and professional approach.

He listens, learns and improves always… he is the consummate professional in the game and a great asset to club, country and DDG alike.

Progressing into representing his country at U21 level is the next stage of what is such a positive trajectory for JJ right now’.

He has a great deal more to offer in the future’.

Exciting Times.

Congratulations from everybody at DDG!