Dean O’Leary is an Australian born, award winning, singer-songwriter and guitarist from Sydney Aus. Some of his early influences include Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd and David Bowie.
Growing up in Australia with a musical family, Dean’s first professional gig was at aged fifteen, when he began playing Guitar and touring with his father, Jack O’Leary. Jack was a successful and well loved Australian singer, comedian and actor.
From the age of nineteen he began playing in various bands all over Australia and Internationally. He has received three ACE (Australian Club Entertainment) awards with his own band and as a solo artist, and he also received an ACE award and a MO award for his work with The Zips Showband.
Residing in Los Angeles for the last ten years and during that time he has performed with Sergio Mendes, Maxine Nightingale, Connie Stevens, Joely Fisher, Fisher & Thames, Hudson Thames, Eartha, Ken O’Malley and the Twilight Lords, The Man in Black - Johnny Cash Show and various other bands and artists.
2018 - Dean was Nominated for Best Music Director (Ferguson) – 99 Seat Theatre at the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards in Beverly Hills CA.
He has also released his original songs, that are available on all digital platforms, which he produced and mixed the songs at his home studio, performing all vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and percussion. Jeff Bowders played drums on the last two releases, 'Brave Souls' and 'Last One to Know'. Jeff is a touring, recording and educating drummer in Los Angeles. Most notably having recorded and/or performed with great guitarists like Paul Gilbert, John 5, and Joe Satriani, just to name a few.
So the story continues....