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THE DEANS OF SOUL

The Deans are like a United Nations of Indigenous and Non Indigenous Australians unified in the one Soul groove

The Deans are the sound of modern, original Melbourne Soul.


The Deans sound introduces an original modern Melbourne soul sound. With velvet smooth vocals, sweet harmonies, soaring heartbreak guitar, deep Motown bass grooves and hip-shaking rhythms, The Deans combine soul, funk and R & B influences to create songs of emotion and of the heart.


Who are The Deans?

  

Linc Yow Yeh - Singer/Song-writer/Guitarist. Master of the Stratocaster, Linc is of Bayali/Goreng Goreng/South Sea Islander heritage and a Murri man born and raised in Turrabul/Jagera Country, Brisbane. He has strong ties to Darumbal Country, Rockhampton and Giya Country Bowen.


Bradley Boon - Drums. Brad is a Kurnai man from Gippsland. He lays down the heartbeat with a groovy fatback feel.


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 Deanettes  - When The Deans want even more Soul and Groove they are joined by the Deanettes, Sophie Dickson and Sophie Elsworth on vocals, Phoebe Elsworth on keys, rounded off with horns Emelia Wilmot on sax, and Basil Byrne and/or Bel Porter on trumpet.


We are very excited to announce the inclusion of The Deans as part of our live music lineup in 2019. 

Awards

Winner of the 2014 Victorian Age Music Awards for Best Indigenous Act. The Deans formerly known as The Grenadines, nominated for “Band of the Year” in the prestigious Deadly Awards in 2007.

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MORE GREAT LIVE LOCAL TALENT

Victoria Austin

 Photo by: Louie Mosscrop Photography

Victoria is the lead vocalist and guitarist of Nothing Really, a four-piece indie/alternative band from the inner north suburbs of Melbourne. 


Nothing Really takes influence from the relaxed ambience of artists like Soccer Mommy and Snail Mail while also hinting at the slightly emo tinged alternative sounds of Tigers Jaw, where emotive song writing is at the forefront of their work.

Louie Mosscrop Photography

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Mich McManus & Band

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Local favourite Mich is back with band members Davyd, Johnny and Tom. 


Mich and her mates will fill our ears with their smooth indie tunes from past to present. 


Mich- Vocals and Guitar, Davyd Norris- Double Bass, John Desmarchelier- Harmonica and vocals, Tom - drums and percussion.

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DJ Sets

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Dance classics and pop favourites played by our very own DJ Zeff will keep us vibing between the live music and talent acts all day.

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