The unconventional artist!
He has been called mysterious, intense, confusing, crazy and captivation.
Dean grew up in tiny Meandadda, QLD with his father Chris, a contract stockman and mother Angie. Dean says he was born into music. While Heavily pregnant with Dean. Angie was playing bass in rock bands. In fact his parents were musicians on the country-music circuit, which lead to Dean travelling Australia with his parents, and sleeping in guitar cases while they packed up their gear to travel to the next beer soaked venue. Travelling with musicians you pick up a thing or two says Dean. At age 6 he was keen to learn the drums. After only 5 lessons, he had it. Then at 13, Dean learnt to play the guitar and that's also when he began to write songs. Dean and his brother, who played piano, were recruited into their parents band 'Itchy Feet'. Dean remembers, That was the start. It just got better and better.
Dean left his family home at 16 to follow his musical dream , I left home young because I just felt that chapter was over and I wanted to see other things. I wanted to go broke , I wanted to sleep under bridges. During this time Dean travelled and did the hard yards, learning how to play in front of a crowds and capture their attention.
Australia Audiences became aware of Melbourne-Based Alternative Rock/Blues singer Dean Ray on April 4th during the auditions of X Factor Australia 2014. Ray had the crowd wildly cheering to his own rendition of Bette Davis Eyes, Australia fell in love with Dean and Dean was runner-up in the Grand Final.
2014 was an exciting year for Dean and in 2015 he days, Everything has just fallen into place.
2014 was an exciting year for Dean and in 2015 he says, Everything has just fallen into place.
Dean Ray's single 'Coming Back' went to #5 on the singles charts and #1 on the iTunes charts, and his self-titled debut album also went to #5 on the national album charts, #1 on the iTunes album charts and both releases are certified gold. Dean also covered Jake Bugg's You and Me , filming the video in one sunrise in the streets of Fitzroy in Melbourne.
With 50 gigs under his belt already this year, Dean has been touring nationally headlining tours since January 2015 .
Its only just beginning.
Dean is an avid supporter of Headspace & Beyond Blue.
Support for the evening will be Clinton Hoy, a local performer.
|Ticket Price:||$32 Members
|Showtime:||Doors open 7:30pm