Galway, County Galway
The Deans latest E.P. Roomworks Vol. 1 is now available on iTunes. Included are the tracks 'Lonely Like Me' and 'I'm Here For You' which you can listen to on your left. Download more of the new E.P here: http://bit.ly/U2gNAp
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The Deans consist of Gavin Dean, Gari Keon and Ronan Lally. All from the west of Ireland and in their early twenties, the group left school in their mid-teens to pursue a life on the road performing to audience’s across Europe and the rest of the world.
Since 2009 The Deans have toured extensively throughout Europe, playing venues and festivals throughout France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Holland. After being sighted at the Guitare-En-Scene festival in France by the organisers of the Montreux Jazz Festival, the group were invited to perform at the 43rd anniversary of the world renowned music festival. Their music was used for the advertising campaign for both festivals that same year. Also a photo from their live performance at Montreux was broadcast on Euronews: http://www.euronews.net/2009/07/07/montreaux-jazz-festival-opens/ .
2011 saw the group’s first venture stateside to NYC’s lower east side, where they performed shows in The Studio at Webster Hall, Arlene’s Grocery and the prestigious Kenny’s castaways, to name but a few.
Now in 2013 The Deans are a force to be reckoned with. Gavin Dean, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter is the creative force behind the band. Delivering songs depicting a life of constant movement and discovery, romance and a lust for life that the group shares. Gari Keon, is pivotal in the story of the band. With his heavy handed and exciting drumming and soaring vocal ability from behind the kit, his contribution to the group has been immense from the very beginning. Ronan Lally, bassist and vocalist, joined the group in September of 2011, just one week before the band was scheduled to embark on a European tour. The addition of Ronan’s distinctive vocal harmonies and rock steady bass style has contributed greatly to the bands dynamic.
“Roots Rock” is the answer the band always gives when asked to define the musical style of The Deans. With wonderfully crafted songs and psychedelic musical mastery, leading to memorably explosive live shows that always leave the crowd wanting more. In the words of one critic who said of The Deans live show, “That was liquid sex, from which we the audience all drank and were brought towards the orgasmic climax that freed us all from our minds for just a short while, all too short”.
Recently The Deans returned from their debut in Asia. Their latest E.P. “Roomworks”, (which was recorded on the second floor of a French hotel that the group had converted into a studio) was released on iTunes.
2013 will see the band expanding on the successes of 2012. Currently there are scheduled tours for all over Europe, The States and South East Asia.