Two musicians, three instruments, zero guitars: The DeadBeatz are the most compressed blues-punk band in the world, with the energy of two V8 engines!

Not only do the two Austrians do without a guitarist. They have also opted for the anything but ordinary combination of harmonica, double bass and drums. Thereby David Karlinger operates the gunpowder mainly with his feet, while he is busy on the harp. Bernie Miller is responsible for bass and lead vocals. The result is a straightforward groovy mix of blues, punk and a pinch of rockabilly.

While they’ve made every crowd dance live so far, the rockers focused on producing a new album during the pandemic. „Meet Us At Dawn“ is the name of the new long player, which will be released in November 2021 on the punk rock label SBÄM Records. Meet Us At Dawn will be in bright red and blue not only visually an eye-catcher: David and Bernie worked with various producers and songwriters to exploit the full range of their sound. Thus, the quiet blues number „Oh Evening“ (video premiere on Rockabilly Rules) stands in stark contrast to songs like the stompy rock n roll song „Cold Nose Bleeds“.DeadBeatz, that’s two of a kind and it’s pretty powerful – hopefully they’ll soon be back on your bikes to race onto the stages of this world!


The album certainly kicks ass, in the rawest garage band kind of way!

David Osler, Blues Matters!

Based in Austria and powered only by double bass, drums, harmonica, and vocals – no guitars allowed! – blues-punk duo DeadBeatz deliver raw and rollicking punk ‘n’ roll music.

Jen Dan, Rebel Noise Magazine

Live they are a hell of a band on stage and for your home entertainment this and the previous 45’ are perfect to beat your next doors neighbour out of bed. Don’t take them too serious… this band is pure fun…with a bIG beat!!!


Die beiden „Blues-Brüder“ aus der Alpenrepublik. Das muss man sich vorstellen. Einer, David, tritt die Bassdrum und fiedelt auf der Mundharmonika, während der andere, Bernie, den Kontrabass zupft und dazu singt! Was vermisst man denn da? Ein Keyboard? Nö. Eine Gitarre? Warum? Die Mundharmonika ersetzt die Gitarrenriffs perfekt.

Markus Franz, OX Magazine

Wie geil war das denn?

Tja, und dann folgten auf einem völlig anderen Niveau die DeadBeatz – und ehrlich: mit so etwas Arschcoolem, was die beiden Österreicher Bernie Miller und David Karlinger dort hinlegten hätte ich im Leben nicht gerechnet. Der Backdrop-Slogan „TOO BE BLUES TO PUNK, TOO PUNK TO BLUES“ 

traf ins Schwarze, und das Publikum durfte sich immer wieder zwischen Blues-Standard Tanz und leichtem Pogo entscheiden. Auf jeden Fall ging es wunderbar wild zu, sowohl vor als auch auf der Bühne.

Torsten Granzer, Kultur Magazine

DeadBeatz – quasi die Mike-Ness-Variante von Boss Hoss

Colt Ivers, Vinyl-Keks Magazine



Klubhaus Late Night Show (Hausband)
Kilkenny Roots Festival in Ireland
Hootannay Festival in Brixton London
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Hangar Rockin Schweiz
Rollin Dudes Festival Österreich
Azkena Festival in Spanien
Vintage Festival in Italien
Rockin GAZ London
Monkey Music Club Hamburg
Nasty Boys Saloon Treviso Italien
3 Weeks Club Tour in Italien
Vaudeville Lindau
2 Weeks Club Tour in Czech (sold out)
Blues Festival Milow Deutschland
Blue Balls Festival Luzern Schweiz
Rock/Blues at Sea Stockholm Schweden
Poolbar Festival Feldkirch Österreich
Shambala Festival UK
Sramlfestival Czech
Rockabilly Bombardment Österreich
Route 66 Aarburg Schweiz
INK & RIDE Hamburg
Rollin Scene Festival Österreich
Blue Monday Rockabilly Frankreich
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