A popular South Australian singer/songwriter and entertainer with a passion for all genres and eras of music performing many of his own compositions along with a vast repertoire of popular country, soft rock, blues and folk.
Prime influences, but not limited to, are popular songs from such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, Barry Gibb, John Denver, Dr. Hook, John Fogerty, John Williamson, Finbar Furey, The Fureys, Dubliners and so many more. To mention all songs and artists however, is difficult due to the extent of his vast repertoire.
During his career Dean's enjoyed performing throughout his beloved Fleurieu Peninsula and Australia wide at hotels, clubs, wineries, restaurants, parties, aged care facilities, festivals, boat cruises, corporate and community events as both band member and soloist.
He plays banjo, 12 string guitar and vocals with Australian/Irish folk band 'BUCKLEYS CHANCE' and has a quirky alter ego character named 'BLUEY DIPSTICK' who performs nothing but Australian music and originals. You can view Bluey on facebook.
The music and entertainment industry has been extremely good to Dean throughout his journey along with varied achievements 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.