Hamilton, Ontario, CAN

"I had every bone in my body shattered by the performance Dean Lickyer put on. They have all the allure of a 70’s stadium rock band and a penchant for just being so ridiculously good that you have a hard time believing you’re actually seeing what is happening in front of you." Tim Binder / FAZER


Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, DEAN LICKYER has captured a euphoric high in modern rock and roll music, giving audiences across Canada an opportunity to take a fresh look at the classic rock and roll style.

In early 2008, a self-titled demo was created containing 7 original songs showcasing acrobatic vocals, fierce guitar solos and vibrant bass lines with a youthful charm and vintage feel. Tracks like “Summer Man” and “Witching Hour Moon” feature DEAN LICKYER's brilliant blend of bluesy rock riffs coupled with raw and soulful melodies that make you believe rock and roll is still alive in the hearts of a younger generation.

Colourful, captivating and fresh at the age of 19, DEAN LICKYER enamoured Canadian television audiences when they debuted themselves nationally on Much Music’s DisBand program. This breakthrough performance would be the catalyst for a very successful 2009. The band’s mighty stage show, coupled with their musical virtuosity, caught the attention of Gene Simmons of KISS, who subsequently deemed them “the Best Band at Canadian Music Week”.

The honour not only gained them bragging rights, but it also earned them $10,000 courtesy of Gene's revitalized SIMMONS RECORDS and an invitation to be the direct support for KISS at Sarnia Bayfest, where they performed to a sold out crowd of 24,000. With the buzz brought on by all the press, the band shared stages with Kim Mitchell, April Wine, Mariana’s Trench, Matt Mays and El Torpedo and Arkells. During the autumn season, the band landed a coveted spot as the opening act for Flogging Molly’s first Canadian tour.

After touring Canada thrice in twelve months, and a tour down to Austin, Texas for SXSW, the band took a breath in early 2010 and collected themselves. With the acquisition of drummer and longtime friend Zander Lamothe, DEAN LICKYER recorded a single, “Get Your Own”, with producer Brian Moncarz, and filmed a
music video for the song with the award-winning studio Insider Films.

With a defined sound and a wealth of new material, DEAN LICKYER is eager to finally record their debut album.


Summer 2010 - "Get Your Own" single and video.
New recording produced and engineered by Brian Moncarz
at Metalworks and Rattlebox Studios. Set for release in 2011

Fall 2009 - Acoustic demos
1. Caroline
2. Sara
recorded and engineered by Jesse Colburn

Fall 2008 - DEAN LICKYER demo
limited edition 7 song EP pressing with hand printed retro card sleeve packaging

1. Hog
2. Never Let You Go
3. Good To Be Home
4. Summer Man
5. Get Your Own
6. Cold Times
7. Witchin' Hour Moon
Tracks 1 - 3 produced by Nick Blagona and recorded at Metalworks and Pyschotropic Studios
Track 4 - 7 produced by Dean Lickyer and recorded at Mastermind Studios
All tracks mastered by Nick Blagona

High Voltage EP (2006)
Selected for 2007 Hamilton Music Award
"Best Loud / Metal Recording of the Year"
1. She Ain't Easy
2. Mama Gold
3. Good To Be Home
4. Rumour Mill
5. Shake Hands With The Devil

Set List

Originals - Electric and Acoustic up to 90 minutes straight up:

Here For You
Jasmine Tea
Get Your Own
She's A Looker
Summer Man
Cold Times
Witchin' Hour Moon
Good To Be Home
Never Let You Go
Rock Is Free
My Lovely
She Ain't Easy
Rumour Mill
Born To Make It
Sweet Miss Cheat
Mama Gold
Get Over It
Young Forever

Plus DL classic covers - Electric and Acoustic versions of:
Aerosmith, Beatles, The Band, Cream, Cult, Faces, G'n'R, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who and a ton more...