Dean Lonsdale
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Dean Lonsdale

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | INDIE

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | INDIE
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"Here Come The Jets To Theory"



Local upstart Jets To Theory may be unfamiliar to Edmonton listeners, but they are a far cry from being a rookie band in the music scene.

Bassist Davey Bacon previously played bass for SNFU, lead guitarist Jamie Patterson played in Tanyss Nizi and the Angry Mob, singer and guitarist Dean Lonsdale had his own band (the Dean Lonsdale Band, which served as a tentative template for Jets To Theory), and drummer Wade Staples is a member of the Grant MacEwan College of Music Alumni.

“We can’t give it up,” Bacon laughs. “At the end of the day, it’s really all about playing music. Everything else is really just gravy.”

“Our name, for instance, is based on the idea of propelling ideas into action. Increasing momentum,” Lonsdale adds. “We as people don’t always have the ability to carry out our dreams and aspirations. Our music is trying to be uplifting to encourage people to do so, and, not to mention, we are fulfilling our own dreams and aspirations.”

Jets To Theory are propelling themselves forward not only as the “band of the month” on local mainstream alternative rock radio station Sonic 102.9—experiencing radio play on their latest single “Too Vamped Up,” a release from their self-titled album—but they have been one of the artists selected to be on Best of Drop Hits, a Sonic Bids compilation album which is circulated to college radio all over North America, festivals drop boxes, and, most importantly, to A & R reps.

“Radio play helps a lot, obviously” Davey states. “Our music is reaching people who otherwise may have never heard it, and it’s a great feeling when I see people grooving to the music of which I’m a part.”

"I find that the biggest thing about the music business that really tweaks my panties, is really bad journalists that make you sound like an idiot in print...' laments Davey Bacon. "You're not one of those are you Sheena?"

This week’s show will feature “Too Vamped Up” and other tracks from their album, and Jets To Theory will still rock hard despite Davey Bacon having a broken leg—now that’s rock ‘n’ roll. - Vue Weekly - Edmonton


"I really dug (Too Vamped Up)...production sounds great, lyrics are good, musically everything is fantastic, and I really enjoy the dude's voice. Kind of a Modest Mouse feel...Send me more [from Powersound Studios], especially if it's as good as these guys are..."

-Evan "Little Pig" Baran, DJ, Wolf FM, Regina, SK, Canada

"The production is killer, and the tune is strong, it should work well (as the single for the Sonic Band of the Month Feature)"

-Jason manning Sonic 102.9FM

"...a slick rockin' collection of seven tunes. Too Vamped Up, a saucy, swaggering number with a Spacehog feel...Lost Weekend is a sentimental rocker, propelled by Patterson's alternating jangling and crunchy guitar work..."

Sandra Speroules, Edmonton Journal, March 2006 - Radio & Press

"Dean Lonsdale & the Ramifications" - Vue Weekly


JETS TO THEORY "Double E.P." released March 2006.
Single "It's All Good" released 2007
"Video Audio Spiritual"-Dean Lonsdale & the Ramifications released 2009
" The Dream"-Single released 2011



Dean Lonsdale burst on to the scene as a solo artist, only after years of success recording, writing, and touring within bands. With the release of his 2006 ep, the local and national attention was almost immediate.
The band 'Jets to Theory', of which he was principal songwriter, singer, band therapist, taxi driver, record label, and rehearsal space provider, was an almost instant success. Regular rotation on local radio prompted music directors of mainstream radio stations across Canada, to add Dean's first single to their light and medium rotation. Gaining momentum, based on Dean's visceral lyrics, hook laden guitars, the single launched it's way into the top 100 on the media base charts.
With the development of Dean's songwriting skills, his savvy marketing approach, and connections made along the way, the decision to go solo was a natural fit! His songwriting has exploded into a broad spectrum of singer-songwriter to modern alt-rock.
To listen to his songs, one can always expect stellar production. He carefully choses the right creative fit for each recording project. Dean has been compared vocally to the glam rock 70's icons such as David Bowie, and Marc Bolan. His acoustic songs are drawn from the pop sensibilties of Jack Johnson, and the spirit of Johnny Cash. His full on power pop songs can be hearkened to the stylings of Led Zepplin, Wolfmother, Rolling Stones, and Kings of Leon.