Dean Young is a Canadian country singer songwriter from Ontario. Raised in a musical family he was even showcasing his talents at square dances by the age of three. His Dad Bazil Young is a well known local (Port Colborne; Niagara) Country musician, radio host and DJ (CHOW & CHLM and also on the “Ramblin’ Lou’s Radio Show as guest host with brother Wally Young – “The Young Brothers”). Although Dean’s father had him learning guitar at a very young age, by the age of 15 Dean’s interest in musical instruments turned to playing the drums. He quickly caught the attention of the local music circuit and was soon playing drums while singing, both backing and lead, with numerous bands in Ontario Canada. (New York Minute, 21 Plus, White Frost, The Limit etc). Dean also enjoys playing acoustic guitar and percussion. His musical influences are mainly Country and Rock.
Dean’s style of country music is heavily influenced by his family of musicians and history with classic country. It is described as a neotraditional and soulful country sound, with raw vocals reminiscent of Collin Raye or Brooks & Dunn – Dutch Bickell – Canadian Beats
WHAT INDUSTRY SAYS
“2018 looks bright for Dean and we look forward to hearing more great music.”
Canada Country Aircheck
“Beautiful song sung by a beautiful voice. Looking forward to hearing you in concert.”
Mary Rae Knapp – Joshua Bates Centre
“Congratulations!! We are so excited to let you know that you were one of the semi-finalists out of thousands of entries in the Music City Song Star contest!! Yay! We loved your song and are so thankful you submitted it! “
(Carnival Ride) – Music City Song Star
“…You should be proud of this album.”
“…Any one of these songs could be your next single…” – (Get Your Country On)
“…this is a song where you need to listen to the lyrics”
Cal Gratton – Canadian Coast to Coast
“Dean Young has a great voice and an ability to write songs that reach a listener’s heart. I really enjoy listening to his album Makin’ A Life which is great mix of up-tempo songs and ballads. He has been a guest on my podcast and I recently had the chance to see him perform live at Winterfolk in Toronto. It’s been great to get to know Dean and I recommend his music to Country music fans everywhere”.
Dave Woods – Host of In The Country – A Country Music Podcast