Sligo, County Sligo
Dean has always been surrounded by music of all genres growing up in his native Sligo. These many influences have helped him create his own unique rythmic guitar style. Dean recorded his first EP, “14 Days”, in 2000 and he toured the country extensively, supporting acts along the way including The 4 of Us and The Frames. He took a step back from the stage but continued his love affair with his music and song writing.
Since 2012, Dean has catapulted back onto the music scene sharing the stage with Ryan Sheridan, Paddy Casey, Sharon Shannon, Steve Craddock, The Riptide Movement, The Strypes and playing festival gigs - Sea Sessions, Sligo Live, Rock ‘n The Green, and Sligo Summer Festival. He also played to a full house in the Model Niland, Sligo as support for Rackhouse Pilfer’s album launch and played select gigs on their nationwide tour.
Dean has most recently launched his debut album "The Calling" to a packed house at The Hawks Well theatre Sligo. ". The album was recorded at Edenvella Studios, mixed and mastered by the renowned UK Producer/Engineer Ian Caple, who has worked with such artists as Kate Bush, Ryan Adams & Tricky.
A review of "The Calling" states:
There is much to admire here, and if the wider industry is really looking for artists with something genuine to say, then look no further. Dean Gurrie has arrived, bringing with him a calling card of no little distinction. Listen and enjoy. Repeatedly. Olivier P. Sweeney FATEA Magazine
His first single, "Gimme a Chance”, demonstrates his passionate and personal song-writing skills and unique guitar style. The video features the incredible performance of renowned comedian and actor Joe Rooney.
Hot Press magazine says “The quality of Dean's songwriting would suggest that, with a little bit of good fortune, a wider audience awaits for someone who has such an easy rapport with the audience”.
Dean and his band are currently gearing up for a nationwide tour.
FATEA Magazine review: http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/reviews/DeanGurrie/