The Deans (formerly The Grenadines) are a critically acclaimed original Soul band.
Winners of The Age Music Victoria Award for Best Indigenous Act 2014.
Nominated for “Band of the Year” in the prestigious Deadly Awards in 2007.
The Deans are the sound of modern, original Soul.
The Deans bring classic sounds and grooves into the gritty modern metropolis of Melbourne’s Rock City.
The Deans self–titled album introduces a post-Hendrix Modern Soul Sound. With velvet smooth vocals, sweet
harmonies, soaring heartbreak guitar, deep Motown bass grooves and hip-shaking rhythms, The Deans combine soul with cool rock influences to create urban songs about a future Australia.
The Deans are like a United Nations of Indigenous and immigrant Australians unified in the one Soul groove:
Linc Yow Yeh – Singer/Song-writer/Guitarist. Master of the Stratocaster; Linc plays like Jimi Hendrix, and sings like Marvin Gaye. Linc is a Goreng Goreng man raised in Brisbane but whose traditional country is around Bundaberg and Rockhampton.
Bradley Boon – Drums. Brad is a Kurnai man from Gippsland. Behind the kit he loves smashing it out one moment, and holding it back the next.
Nick Larkins – Bass. Nick is a musical nomad from Tasmania who has played with ARIA award winning acts Wild Pumpkins At Midnight, Dan Rumour (The Cruel Sea) and Monique Brumby.
The Deans also utilise the special talents of two soul-diva keyboard vocalists; Sophie Dickson and Monet Hawkins, and two red hot wind instrumentalists; Emelia Wilmot and Kellie O’Donohue. They add authentic depth and sass, as well as an exciting visual and aural dimension to this already rock steady soul groove. In certain circles they have been affectionately dubbed ‘The Deanettes.’
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