Dean Elliott Band
Dean Elliott is an Acoustic, Folk Singer and Songwriter from the West Midlands.
Calling influence from musicians such as Nick Drake, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, Dean began writing in his teens performing his unique blend of heartfelt acoustic folk to the pubs and clubs of his hometown of Worcester.
After fine-tuning his songwriting and performing craft at Sir Paul McCartney's 'Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts' (LIPA) in 2003, Dean shot to fame after being asked to perform as Buddy Holly in London's West End as the lead role in the Olivier nominated hit musical 'BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story'.
In that time he gained a rather large fanbase and exposure whilst working tirelessly on creating a repertoire of songs with which resulted in Dean's first studio album - 'Tales from Whittington Tump'. Joining Dean on the record included Accordian, Piano, Cello, Double Bass and Banjo players from across the country and also full strings. The release of the album in December 2009 was recieved with acclaim from many reviewers including the N.M.E. One reviewer quoted that Dean's lyrics "spoke directly to the heart".
Since then and since Buddy, Dean has toured around the UK performing his music in venues such as the O2 Academy - London, Liverpool's 'Cavern Club' and The Bedford, London. He has also performed in countries as far reaching as the USA, Canada, Latin America and India whilst also appearing on such shows as TV's 'Richard and Judy', Radio 2's 'Jonathan Ross show' and BBC London Tonight.
Dean has just completed a new 3 track E.P in November 2011 titled 'When the dust settles down', and is performing all over the country armed just with his acoustic, harmonica and voice or sometimes with the 'Dean Elliott Band' consisting of an extra Double Bass, Drums and Piano.