Hi. My name is Dean O’Leary and I live on the westside of Los Angeles, California. I was born in Sydney, Australia and I have moved here to be part of a lifelong musical dream.
Coming from an entertainment family, it was hard not to pick up a musical instrument and ‘jam’ for your parents, friends and relatives. So, by 15 years old, I had my first paying gig on the big stage playing guitar all over Australia for my dad, Jack O’Leary.
Winning the Australian Club Entertainment Awards (ACE Awards) in 2007, 2008 and 2009, was such a big highlight for me. This is a prestigious award that recognizes Australian talent in and around Sydney venues; who performs on stages, events, nightly gigs and more. An award which is carefully selected and nominated by elite industry agents, fellow talents, the public and venues annually. I am proud to take home several awards from there. Namely the; Best Solo Guitarist & Vocalist of the Year (2007, 2009) and Best Duo & Trio Covers Band of the Year (2008, 2009).
Following the success of my work around Australia and Internationally for major artistes, I finally had a break in my schedule to work on my own music. I, re-released my single, ‘Time For Changing’ from my self-titled debut album,‘Dean O’Leary’ in August 2009 which was originally recorded back in 2008. Recorded from my own home studio in Sydney, it was a such a great discipline to overcome. But the reward of releasing my own compositions from everyday inspirations was a lifelong dream to make a reality. It felt right. I am ever so thankful and grateful to the universe to grant me such a wish. I had some of the best times showcasing my own music at festivals and playing at supporting tour gigs; with some of the most amazing Australian and International music icons around. And so, the story continues..
My move to Los Angeles, was only in a matter of time. I wanted to continue growing musically and to be in a pool of endless opportunity here. I wanted to push myself further and throw myself into some new challenges. By the end of March 2010, I took the opportunity to grab hold of this new experience. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of playing at legendary venues and meeting up with some industry greats at my local. How awesome!
I am currently recording my next and upcoming singles, due for release in 2015. Next, will be the music videos, the anticipated album release and soon… playing at a venue near you!
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