The Deans are a critically acclaimed original Soul band based in Melbourne Australia.
The Deans bring the sound of modern, original Soul into the gritty modern metropolis of Melbourne’s Rock City.
The Deans self–titled album introduces their 7 piece Modern Soul Sound. With velvet smooth vocals, sweet keys, soaring heartbreak guitar, deep Motown bass grooves, brassy sass and hip-shaking rhythms, The Deans combine soul with cool rock influences to create urban songs about a future Australia.

New EP from The Deans 

Thursday 30th November The Deans are launching our new EP UNITY of shiny, happy, dancey songs at The Retreat Hotel, Sydney Road Brunswick. It's at 8pm and it's free, and the support band is a melodic pop-folk act called Teacup Rhino who you will love. We'll have CDs available on the night and there's beer!

Meanwhile the 4 songs from the UNITY EP are up here to listen to and buy and own and love and take to the beach. We went back to our secret bush location in country victoria to record surrounded by clean air, eucalyptus trees and big Kangaroos, and lay down the groooooves.

View From The Ceiling - a slice of Deans Disco.

Minutes Gone - a dance floor filler with horns that will make you smile.

Bodies In Motion - melody, melody and groove

Thoughts And Minds - it gets funky in here

EP Launch soon. 

The Deans are launching our next EP on November 30th at The Retreat Hotel in Brunswick, check our events for all the details.

These are the songs we recorded last year in a mudbrick building in country Victoria, now all polished up and ready for release. Meanwhile we went back to the same location a few weeks ago for more recording and have a second EP on the way for 2018, lots of new songs coming through and more dance grooves in there. We'll be playing tunes off the EP at the Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, but come and hear them all November 30th.

New Recordings on the way... 

The band just spent a week hiding away in a massive mudbrick communal farm house hidden in the Victorian countryside, surrounded by Roos and Eucalypts, working on their newest tracks. The band tracks were played live all together in a huge room full of light, air...  and a bit of smoke haze from the open fire burning in the corner. We put in long long days, lots of coffee, and got most of the recording done. Bass player Nick is engineering and producing the tracks, he did the last two albums as well. We used a minimal setup, our portable studio, but we got some inspired performances and the new tunes are groovin! We'll put some photos up soon. Next we just need to record Sophie's vocals, she was off having a super musical holiday in the USA and couldn't make band camp.

Deans farewell Kelz on Trumpet:( 

The Deans are saying see ya soon to our awesome Trumpet slayer Kelly O'Donohue as she heads off to Berlin for recording, touring and adventure. We've loved her playing live and on the last album, and she brought a happy go lucky energy to the band, also brought her parents to several gigs. We hope she has a fantastic time in Europe and plays awesome shows. The fantastic Charlie Woods has filled in for Kelly on shows she couldn't make and now she'll be with us a lot more. Gonna miss you Kelz! Our last show with Kel was Sunday 19th June at the VCA Film & Television 50th Anniversary - fitting to farewell her on the red carpet!

Free Deans Track 

The Deans latest album is up now for download on the Grooves page plus 3 tracks from our previous release The Deans ReMix.
You can buy CDs in the Store - free shipping - and all with the security and safety of PAYPAL.

Plus there's a free download 'In The Fullness Of Day' from The Deans ReMix.

New news 

We've got some Deans shows coming up in March, a couple of family friendly ones and a couple of beer and dancing nights in Brunswick.
Check them out on the Shows page, we'll have copies of our new album - come and say Hi!

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Previous events

Bendigo Summer in The Park

Rosalind Park , Pall Mall, Bendigo

The Deans, along with Erica Hawkey Trio, will be ''Funking Up" your Friday night in Rosalind Park. instead of sitting around home doing nothing, grab your picnic rug, blankets. pillows, kids, dogs and have your world rocked!

Nov30

The Deans EP LAUNCH

The Retreat Hotel, Sydney Road, Brunswick

The Deans are launching our new EP recorded in a mudbrick farmhouse in country Vic, featuring new, up-tempo soul tunes to shake your booty. Support will be from the gorgeous folk-pop band Teacup Rhino. FREE ENTRY - beers are cheap and the pub meals are great, get in early for a feed.

Nov11

Bendigo Blues and Roots

Rosalind Park, Bendigo

Family Friendly Concert Rosalind Park. starting time 11.30am until 7pm featuring;

Grim Fawkner The Hollands Taylor Sheridan Louise Adams Travis Bowlin The Northern Folk Sol Nation Sweet Felicia & the Honeytones Shaun Kirk Jesse Valach presents Blues Mountain The Mojo Corner Seed

Blues & Roots Showcase/Fundraiser at The Vine

Golden Vine Hotel, 135 Kingt Stree, Bendigo

The packed list of acts confirmed to perform at this year’s BB&RMF Winter Showcase event includes some of Bendigo’s best, along with some fresh faces and exciting sounds from the larger blues, soul, jazz and original music circuits who’ve put their respective hands up to support our not-for-profit community music festival. Here’s some of the acts playing the Vine on July 16:

The Deans of Soul, Catfish Voodoo, Nardia Rose Band, Matt Katsis, Kelly Brouhaha, Cameron James Henderson, The Barren Spinsters, Tasha Zappala, Tim Hulsman, Wayne Jury, Savannah Rose, William Alexander, Bill Barber & The Revellators, Dave Diprose, Mariah McCarthy, Mr Wilby & Me… with more to be announced!

So spread the word and bring a posse to the Golden Vine Hotel Bendigo on Sunday 16 July and help grow the burgeoning music scene we’ve managed to revitalise together over the last 7 years or so in Central Victoria.

Tickets for the Winter Showcase event are available at the door on the day and are $15 for adults, $5 for under-18s (with under-12s free). Friends of the Festival (FOF Members) enter free – FOF card must be presented.

The live music will start at 12pm sharp and continue through till 8pm.

Photo by Paul "Duck" Connelly © 2015 One Lone Duck Media