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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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DDG issues the Invincible Album ‘Venus’ via our new digital platform

The long-awaited follow-up to the Mark Burgess & Yves Altana glorious debut “Paradyning” was “Venus” under the band name Invincible.

A wonderful album referencing some incredible highlights and references from Mark and Yves music careers… think David Bowie, Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk, Sparks, Eno, Marc Bolan.

Catalogue Number GOODLP20

For the first time ever on digital format via our new platform and rumours of a limited edition vinyl release in the future.

#Venus #Invincible #WonkyAlice #TheChameleons #YvesAltana #MarkBurgess #ManchesterMusic #DeadDeadGoodRecords #TeamDDG

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Amber Barrett pen’s new deal with FC Cologne

Amber Signs new Deal for the 2020/21 with FC Koln

Team DDG is thrilled to have negotiated and delivered a new Bundesliga deal for our Irish International Striker Amber Barrett with the impressive Koln FC of the German Bundesliga…

Good Luck with the new season season Amber!

The new kit suits… first outing in pre-season lead to a Goal for the Republic of Ireland International Number 9

#FCCologne #AmberBarrett #RepublicofIrelandWFC #IRLWNT #FCKoln #AB #DeadDeadGoodManagement #Agency #WomensFootball #Bundesliga #BundesligaFrauen #TeamDDG

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DDG releases Mark Burgess & Yves Altana album “Paradyning”

‘Paradyning’ for the 1st time ever as a digital release

We are thrilled to reissue the album by the former Chameleons frontman and Wonky Alice guitarist Yves Altana this month.

The album has been remastered and is available for the first time ever via all the leading global channels on the new DDG Digital Platform (GOODLP8)

#MarkBurgess #YvesAltana #The Chameleons #Invincible #WonkyAlice #Paradyning #TeamDDG #DeadDeadGoodRecords

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Orange Deluxe 3rd Album ‘Kentish Delight’ to be released via our new digital platform

Orange Deluxe ‘Kentish Delight’ (GOODLP15)

We are SO pleased to confirm that the 3rd Orange Deluxe album ‘Kentish Delight’ will be issued via our digital platform on Friday 24th July via all the main media outlets.

It’s a complete work of the sessions back in the day…

A further indication of our commitment to not only archive the history of our iconic label, but to make available rarities and exclusive material from the same era. Else simply update, along with many artists on DDG for the 1st time.

Best person to describe the album is the band’s founder and vocalist Paul Bassett…. he has a way of making words sound like art and positive is these difficult times.

“After the release of the first two albums and the difficulties promoting the second album due to Rob’s spinal surgery I had collected a number of ideas and musical sketches that had been ruminating at the back of my mind for some time…as a band Rob’s time away had hit us hard but it was great to have him back and although not match fit so to speak he was able to get involved and having his chilled personality back in the fold was amazing so the four of us spent a lot of time together at his and Cope’s flat in Kentish Town in North London. It had always been the focal point of the band and Kentish Town was really in our blood by then. So whilst the first two albums had been well received and were much loved by our fan base the overriding criticism was that we were writing great album tunes but had yet to write a killer single on which to hang the promotion of an album.

Cope, Rob, Paul and Keith – the infamous wild boys of Orange Deluxe

Well we accepted the challenge and as a writer I decided to limit myself to composing only 3 to 4 minute pop songs to see what we could come up with. I figured we could write the album tunes later!! After I introduced a few song ideas to the band the idea for naming the project ‘Kentish Delight’ appeared and just stuck. Kentish delight was a café/kebab shop just up from Cope’s flat that we frequented and we thought was a great play on words by the Turkish guys who ran it. Once the name appeared It became a lightening rod for my writing and I started to focus on the many characters I saw whenever I was in Kentish Town that summer. I remember coming out of Kentish Town Tube one day and looking over to the buildings opposite wondering just how many people lived in all the flats above the shops and what their lives were like. I began to construct little story lines about imaginary characters living in all these flats and started to see the album could be more than just a collection of pop songs but had the potential to be a collage of interweaving story lines, overlapping in terms of their location and timeline and that could paint a picture of she sheer wonderful variety of humanity in Kentish Town. So we ended up with songs about the homeless man on the Tube, the neighbour trying to make ends meet, ever optimistic broken hearted young lovers and all imagined as living on top of and alongside each other whilst somehow seeming to live such solitary lives. To me as a ‘country boy’ this had always seemed to be the tragedy of modern urban life.

A lovely picture of a wonderful group of friends to us all… they totally got the spirit of Dead Dead Good which exists to this day

I remember this time incredibly fondly, we had always been great mates but this was a time of real creative energy for us and we even wrote some songs from scratch together in the rehearsal rooms; Liar and Freeloader were both written this way and would have been potential singles if things had turned out differently. Copey, Keith and Rob even came up with a motif (interlude) that we intended to use as a recurring thread throughout the album to give it a kind of movie soundtrack style.

So Kentish Delight as it appears today 20 odd years later is effectively a collection of demos and musical sketches we had put together as part of preproduction for recording our third album. Some are simple acoustic takes some are groovy little ditties and some are the OD’s at full throttle. Sadly, it was not to be, but thanks to the wonders of modern technology we can at least serve up a slice of ‘what might have been pie’.  To DDG with love…enjoy!

All the best…feed the cats…and stay safe.

Love PB”

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Congratulations to Birmingham City FC & England U23 Lioness Striker Claudia Walker

Claudia Walker 2019/20 PFA Community Champion of the Year

We are so thrilled to confirm that Claudia has received the prestigious ‘Club Community Champion Award’ from the PFA for the present season… it genuinely could not be awarded to a nicer, bubbly, cheeky, talented individual.

Steve Harrison: ‘Claudia is one of the most positive and inspiring clients I have ever had the pleasure to work with. From the first time meeting her at the Everton training ground, organising her move to Birmingham City then we have got on famously…’

‘Her energy and humour is infectious, and she always puts time in for her fans and is SO full of energy’!

I can see why Claudia has carried on the terrific work of her captain Kerys Harrop and the club, who put in so much to the local community in Brum’

Congratulations from us all at Team DDG… we continue to be proud of our DDG Family… it’s the Dead Dead Good spirit that makes us so different.

#ClaudiaWalker #BirminghamCityFC #PFA #Blues #KRO #KeepRightOn #TeamDDG

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Welcome to our new North American Consultant Sean Simmons

Sean Simmons – the latest member of the DDG family

We are delighted to announce that Canadian Sean Simmons is joining Dead Dead Good Management as a player recruitment consultant in North America.

Sean is based out of Toronto, Canada and is presently finishing his Law Degree at York University in the city.

He was a NCAA Division One soccer player from 2013-2017, and has placed over 10 players into the NCAA league since 2018.

DDG Managing Director Steve Harrison made comment:

“Thrilled to see Sean join the team, and another positive news story for Dead Dead Good in these challenging times”.

“We have a long-standing history in the music sector in North America, dating back to the 1990’s, and a fair bit of experience in the MLS and USL soccer league’s. We have assisted in a number of deals in the college sectors”.

“Having people on the ground in both North America and the UK will help us optimise cross-Atlantic opportunies”.

DDG is also looking at a similar role in Europe with having seen recent moves of clients into both Germany and Portugal.

As a statement of intent, Sean has already delivered a young attacking midfielder with international Canadian experience and a joint Canadian/European passport.

Welcome to #TeamDDG Sean… exciting times ahead!