Deadly D is a funkadelic hip-hop fusion band comprised of 2 emcees, female vocalist, drummer, bassist and DJ. Established in 2011, and currently based in Bellingham, WA, they provide a unique style of hip hop blended with funk, soul, rock & blues.
DJ Birdman delivers funky beats scratched over top of the raw percussion of Tommy “Church” Mutchler and the groovy baselines Sean Mckee. The energetic, thought provoking lyrics of front man, Steve “Stevey B” Borden are complemented by the smoothly-sung choruses of Lydia Davis. The dance moves and crazy onstage antics of the group’s hype man, Matthew “Titty” Chistion, are sure to get anyone up out of their seat! Striving to make commercially viable, feel good music with a message, Deadly D has a style that all music lovers can appreciate! As Richard Berry of Doldrums Ent said, “the duo eases the audience into their quick style with smooth, flowing choruses.”
Fresh off coming in 2nd place at the 2015 Seattle Hard Rock Rising: Global Battle of the Bands competition, Deadly D is quickly making a name for themselves as one of the most exciting, entertaining acts in their region. The group has played over 200 shows in 8 states and provinces over the last 4 years. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Riff Raff, Paul Wall, Dirt Nasty, Mickey Avalon, Common Market, The Chicharones, Grayskul, The Luniz and their music has been compared to The Roots, Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, Atmosphere and Lupe Fiasco. They won the 2013 hip-hop duo of the year at the IMEAs (International Music and Entertainment Awards), and the title track from their mixtape Light Side of the Moon was nominated for hip-hop song of the year.
Their Jan. 2014 album release of Psychology received rave reviews with Mike Roe of What's Up Magazine saying the project has the “potential to be really, really big”, while Underground On Top Online called it “amazing”, and compared it to classic old school Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Along with extensive independent touring, the band has played a number of festivals including Seattle Hempfest, Hard Rock Rising, Bearmouth Music Fest and will be performing at this year’s BrodieNation in Carnation, WA. With another full-length album in the works, Deadly D plans to tour heavily in 2015 and prep for a marketing and touring campaign over seas.