Dean has always been surrounded by music of all genres growing up in his native Sligo. These many influences have helped him create his own unique guitar style and rhythm. Dean recorded his first single, “14 Days”, in 2000 and he toured the country extensively, supporting acts along the way including The 4 of Us and The Frames.
He took a step back from the stage but continued his love affair with his music and song writing. Since 2012, Dean has catapulted back onto the music scene sharing the stage with Ryan Sheridan, Paddy Casey, Sharon Shannon, Steve Craddock and playing festival gigs – Sea Sessions, Sligo Live, Rock ‘n The Green and Sligo Summer Festival and recently played to support for Riptide Movement, Mundy, Aslan and The Blizzards. In September, Dean released his debut album “The Calling”, recorded at Edenvella Studios and mixed and mastered by the renowned UK Producer/Engineer Ian Caple, who has worked with such artists as Kate Bush, Ryan Adams & Tricky. His first two single, “Gimme a Chance” and “Boy” demonstrates his passionate and personal song-writing skills and unique rhythmic guitar style.
Hot Press magazine says “The quality of Dean’s songwriting would suggest that, with a little bit of good fortune, a wider audience awaits for someone who has such an easy rapport with the audience”. Dean is currently gearing up for a nationwide tour and the festival circuit in 2017.