Dean Bird is an Australian musician/entertainer with a passion for all genres and eras of music including popular soft rock, country, blues and folk.
He's also an accomplished singer/songwriter with several original cd albums to his credit and receiving national and international radio airplay.
Prime influences, but not limited to, are popular songs from such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, The BeeGees, John Denver, The Beatles, Dr. Hook, John Fogerty, John Williamson, The Fureys, Dubliners and so many more. To mention all songs and artists however, is difficult due to the extent of his extremely vast repertoire.
During his career Dean's enjoyed performing at an elite level throughout his beloved Fleurieu Peninsula and Australia wide at hotels, clubs, wineries, restaurants, parties, festivals, theatre concerts, ship cruises, corporate and community events as both a soloist and band member. He plays banjo, 12 string guitar and vocals with top Australian/Irish folk band 'BUCKLEYS CHANCE'
The music and entertainment industry has been extremely good to Dean throughout his journey along with varied achievements, awards and milestones over many long years having travelled and performed in many far off places.
Performing at major Australian country, pop, rock and folk music festivals, being the support act for several touring acts, playing in pubs and various venues in Ireland and the U.K., meeting high profile personalities, political figures, performing alongside of popular recording artists, performing at toffy upperclass events and concert halls along with playing at the roughest flee bitten front bars one could possibly imagine.
Dean Bird has appeared on several Australian television variety and childrens programs as well as having his original music played on national and international commercial and community radio along with the publishing of childrens books published globally along with a selection of poetry books.
Dean continues to perform his unique blend of music at all types of venues for various occasions Australia wide.
"May we all someday meet on the road of music and song".
Performance and career details
Acoustic/electric 12 and 6 string guitars, bass, banjo, vocals, harmony vocals
Music production, arrangement, studio, recording, script, voice-over production
We shall rise, Ordinary Man, Lady of the valley, Easy Rider, Encounter Waters
The Roses, Sands of time, We shall rise, Myponga 71', Cry for a Beatle, Go Go Girl
In Time, Adelaide Tonight, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Telethon, Happening 70/71, Here's Humphrey, Channel Niners, Curiosity Show, Fat Cat, Telethons
Tamworth, Riverland, Port Pirie Country Music Festivals
Port Fairy, Fleurieu, National Folk Music Festivals
Victor Harbor and Wintersun Rock n' Roll Festivals
Support Act Tour Performances
The Fureys, Slim Dusty, Foster and Allen, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Finbar Furey, Freddie and the Dreamers
Australian hotels, concert halls, folk and country music clubs, festivals, cruises, parties, fundraisers, aged care, disability, corporate and community events
U.K. and Ireland hotels
For all the above
Please forward all correspondence to:
Phone 0411 887 437
"Music has been my life and I've been fortunate to travel a wonderous
journey. Without my beautiful family, none of this would be possible."
I also give thanks to my dear friends "The Fureys"
for their friendship and support throughout the years.