Who the hell are Dead Idle?!
Well, they are a group of semi-likeminded guys with a penchant for vintage equipment and a passion for creating music that they love.
Up front, on guitar/vocals is Lenny Verralis. Lenny is a prolific songwriter with a keen ear for sound. At just 24, he suffered a near fatal cardiac arrest – a harrowing experience which is occasionally reflected in his songwriting. Short, ginger and dyslexic, he’s described by some as a genius, although we have a few other names for him…
And way back in goal, on drums is Jamie Oliver (not the chef). Jamie left his job as a gravedigger in 2005 to join the seminal #punk band UK Subs. An avid fan of science and technology and a suspected case of undiagnosed ADHD, he lives in a caravan on a WW2 airfield, where he spends most of his time skydiving.
Together they’re quite a chilled out yet extroverted bunch of reprobates. They enjoy meeting people, having a laugh and doing what they do, and we think that comes across in our stage show.