Summer Sundays with The Deans
12 Aug 2012 - 19:00
The Deans consist of Gavin Dean, Gary 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 o…f 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 Montreaux 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. 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 2012 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. Gary 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”.
2012 see’s the band’s first venture to Asia, coinciding with a release of the band’s latest E.P. “Roomworks”, recorded in the second floor of a French hotel that the group had converted into a studio.