The Deadlies are entirely new type of surf band, paying homage to the Ventures, Dick Dale and the Chantays as well as the California Honky-tonk sound of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam while keeping an underlying presence of the California surf punk scene that brought us the Dickies, Agent Orange, Green Day and Top Jimmy and the Rhythm Pigs.
Recently completing a tour with Billy Bob Thorton and his band the Boxmasters at the end of summer after the complete taping of the 10th season of their TV show "Creepy KOFY Movietime". The Deadlies (featuring James Patrick Regan on vocals and guitar, Bob St Laurent on bass & Mikey Rhinehart on drums) are also in the middle of a string of recording dates with legendary producer Jack Douglas. the Deadlies have performed over 200 dates last year including tour support for Lisa Marie Presley, The Mavericks, Eric Martin, Shuggie Otis, Metalachi, Blue Öyster Cult, Greg Kihn, the B‐52’s, Dick Dale, Billy Bob Thorton and the Boxmasters, The Protomen & Big Bad VooDoo Daddy at renown venues of The Uptown, City Winery Napa, Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace, The El Rey Theatre, Slim’s , BottleRock Festival, Rockbar Theater, Harlow’s, Cargo Reno, Rogue Theatre, Harris Center, the Catalyst, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Cargo, the Rogue Theatre,Six Flag’s Discovery Kingdom and more.
The Deadlies have the new album, self‐titled "The Deadlies" which recently dropped and is loaded with swingin’ rocking groovin’ tunes and a video to the singles "Hippie Groove" & "Not 4 U" are available on YouTube. James is also a contributor to Vintage Guitar Magazine.