About

Photo: David Gillett
Dawson Dean (Graham Dawson and Chris Dean) are Staffordshire Moorlands based singer/songwriters and guitarists. They formed in 2016. The duo added bass player Geoff Berrow to the line-up in January 2019, effectively making them a three piece! In October 2017, they released their first album, Good Times, which features twelve of their original songs.

Their latest album, Symphony of Sound (10 original songs) was released in July 2019. Both albums are available on the usual internet music platforms.

Dawson Dean are experienced, confident performers of their self-penned songs, which are an eclectic, fine blend of acoustic, contemporary Folk/Pop/Americana, with strong melodies, close harmony vocals and duelling guitars. The addition of bass guitar gives them added punch and rhythm that compliments the two guitars. They play in a relaxed style which is very appealing, creating their own unique sound.

Chris Dean

Chris had his first record deal and LP released in 1979 with The Crooks. A nice kind of symmetry as Dawson Dean’s latest recording was released in July 2019 – forty years later! In the intervening years he has played electric and acoustic guitar, done countless gigs, played with two or three bands, released several albums, and been influenced by many. He formed Dawson Dean in 2016 with Graham Dawson, when the two of them met and discovered they had a lot in common, being singer songwriter guitarists, and living near to each other in the Staffordshire Moorlands! He loves the acoustic sound that the band creates, and the contribution that Geoff Berrow on bass has made, to compliment the overall effect.

Graham Dawson

Graham started playing guitar when he was 12 and started writing songs in his early teens.
His early influences were Paul Simon, The Beatles, John Denver, Ralph McTell. More recently Jez Lowe and various Americana acts have widened his song writing style.
He started performing in local pub & club bands in the 1970s, before taking a 25 year “sabbatical” from live performances, until a move to the Biddulph area and the release of his first album “These Things Are Ours” in 2012 re-ignited his desire to perform.

Geoff Berrow

In the 1970s, Geoff began his musical career as guitarist and vocalist in the clubs and pubs of the Midlands and North West before becoming involved in recording and audio visual production. He also took a long break from live performance but retained contact with music through choirs and musical theatre. After a stint playing in folk clubs and moving to bass guitar, he was a founder member of the successful bluegrass band “The Slippery Hill Boys” performing at mainly private functions until the band split up in 2017.
Geoff shares similar musical influences and is enjoying adding a new dimension to the songwriting of Dawson and Dean.

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2 weeks ago

Dawson Dean
One of our popular lockdown videos! We were locked down in our own houses and only met up online! We didn't have any garden parties!!!😉 We hope to be out playing in Feb and we'll keep you posted!youtu.be/CUyUSP0timo ...
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4 weeks ago

Dawson Dean
We now have a new fan after busking in Congleton High Street on Tuesday! With the sale of Homeless albums and our busking exploits, we have now raised £727.00! This does not include online sales of the album, which we know there have been a few! Thanks to our friends, fans and the general public who have been so kind and generous! Thanks to Dan Rowley at Tremolo, whose idea it was. Happy Christmas to you all! ...
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1 month ago

Dawson Dean
Thankyou to the good folk on Congleton High Street today who were very generous in putting money in our guitar case! We collected over £160! It will all go to our Homeless Charity. The Homeless CD is still available and can be downloaded or ordered from the link above this post. ...
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1 month ago

Dawson Dean
Some action pics from our busking experience on Saturday. We will be busking again tomorrow between 10.00am - 12.00pm on the main street in Congleton! Come and find us and say hello! Again, all proceeds go to the Homeless Charity we're supporting this year! (pics courtesy of Alison Dexter) ...
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1 month ago

Dawson Dean
We had a great time busking for two hours in Newcastle this morning. Thanks to anyone who put money in the guitar case. We collected £150.00, which will all go to the Homeless Charity. We were overwhelmed with people's kindness and generosity. It was also great to see one or two of our friends! The pot for the charity keeps on growing! Thanks so much! ...
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