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Oh He Dead


"It’s their magnificent soul charged blues with Alabama Shakes-like vibes, that makes them deliciously honest, raw, and sexy." (The Dutch Guy, 2018)

Oh He Dead came to life in Washington D.C. in the summer of 2015 when Cynthia Johnson and Andy Valenti met serendipitously on H street. After finding their musical match in one another, they quickly collected some of the best musicians in Washington, DC, and formed Oh He Dead.

Perhaps best described as indie-soul, Oh He Dead mixes in healthy doses of classic R&B vibes, funk, and folk with deliciously addictive songwriting. Led by the stirring harmonies of Cynthia and Valenti, the masterful guitarring of Alex Salser and groovy rhythm section of John Daise and Adam Ashforth, Oh He Dead mixes Motown influences with poignant lyrics to move both your soul and your feet.

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Oh He Dead is an indie/soul band from Washington, D.C. that combines groovy vibes with deliciously addictive songwriting. Oh He Dead aims to move your feet and your soul.