Dean Walker

Dean Walker

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"Mad, bad and everyone should know!" Lyrically like Lennon, delivered with the passion of Cash and the venom of Lydon. Influenced by life, injustice and the world around him. You don't just listen to Dean's songs, you experience them . . .

Biography

WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS, A PARADOX, A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS, AN ICONOCLAST AND A ROCK AND ROLL STATE OF BEING!

Dean Walker comes from the notoriously tough and uncompromising streets of Huyton in Liverpool - known locally as 2DOGS – an area that produces people of great ambition and immense talent, but with that extra special spark that defines them from the rest. The same streets that have given football Steven Gerrard, have given music Dean Walker, those very streets are the roots behind his music.

Dean, whose parents are disabled, was nearly killed at the age of 13 by a stab wound to the throat, just for looking different; it was this incident which became the catalyst for Dean’s determination to succeed. Educated and informed by the Christian Brothers he went off to university to study medicine returning home after the first year, to say he wanted to complete his ambition harboured from a very early age after attending ‘The Police’ Synchronicity tour, to write and perform songs of substance and style.

As a result Dean has toured the world, played in almost every main venue, Theatre and Town Hall in the UK and was booked to play several arenas. He has played all the main venues in Los Angeles, and has played New York State, Chicago, San Fransisco and Mexico, Spain, France, Italy and Greece.

As well as performing Rock his vocal range has enabled Dean to sing opera and jazz. He sang the aria ‘Nessun Dorma’ at Liverpool football Club’s Anfield Stadium, at the memorial for the Hillsborough Tragedy, where 96 Liverpool fans were killed. Dean’s vocal coach at the time, Tona DeBrett, was encouraging Dean to record a full operatic album. He has also been known to perform an impromptu jazz set of classic Nina Simone songs, Nina being his all time favourite performer.

Dean has been offered many film roles but played in only two, one being about the life of the young John Lennon by NBC America, whose executive producer said “I have auditioned thousands of young men in my time, Dean is the most charismatic of them all”

Dean is currently in Los Angeles putting the finishing touches to his second album, performing gigs and licensing his music to worldwide brands, and most importantly he has recently gained syndicated airplay from both ‘Indie103.1’ in LA where he has performed live on air on Sat Bisla’s Passport Approved Show and ‘Mancow’ in Chicago where he is due to perform live on air. In his spare time he has an ad and modelling contract with NTA Talent as well as being a regular guest on World Soccer Daily, a syndicated football talk show.

So there you have it, In an age of manufactured pop, reality TV and all the other vehicles for the ‘15 minutes of fame’ junkies, here’s the real deal. Someone who has toured extensively throughout the UK and the USA learning his trade playing solo as well as performing with his band to packed houses with some of the biggest rock acts in the world gaining their praise and approval.

A modern day British rock star, with bags of charisma who writes, produces, sings and performs with an attitude that screams of both anger and arrogance, yet pulls at a deeper kind of emotion.

On one hand he wants to save the world, on the other he wants to destroy it. Good and bad, black and white. Two distinct and complex identities.

Lyrics

Heaven Is A Promise

Written By: Dean Walker

Heaven is a promise, it’s something to believe
But promises are broken everyday
True love is a story, it’s something sweet to read
But don’t believe all you read they say

Coz when you cry no-one really wants to know
And when you smile they think it’s all for show
Maybe I shouldn’t really feel like this
But what if this is just the way it is?

Karma is a rip off, a pension for the weak
Coz we all know it’s greed that always wins
And happiness is easy, it’s just a state of mind
But never mind the state that my mind’s in

Now I once heard love’s all you need
But an open heart can only bleed

Now heaven is a promise and true love is a story
And karma is a rip off, coz happiness is easy

Better Life

Written By: Dean Walker

Give me a better life
A life that’s not so full of all this strife
Just a beautiful life

Now I can’t think no more
Nothing’s what I thought it was gonna be
And I can’t get it right
I can’t get it right
Right within my reach
It’s just outta reach

So what is this place you’ve put me in?
Am I just your original sin?
And what are the games you play?
The words you say tomorrow
Won’t mean the same
As the words that you said yesterday

Now I’ve been lost before
Never anymore than I feel right now
And I find myself again
Having so much pain
I just don’t know how
Or why right now

Give me a better life
A life that’s not so full of all this strife
Just a beautiful life
Show me a better world
A world that’s not so full of fucked up words
Just beautiful girls

Yeah give me something
Give me something
Give me something
Give me, give me, give me
It’s me me me
It’s all me me me

So give me a better life
A life that’s not so full of all this strife
Just a beautiful life

It Hurts

Written By: Dean Walker

Why does it feel so good when you’re not around me?
Why does it feel so bad when you are right here?
I thought you’d be the one to always find me and
not the one that makes me disappear

an’ It hurts me oh woe, yet It hurts me oh woe, oh woe.

Why do you kiss me when you leave me a voice mail?
Why do you kick me when we’re lying in bed?
I thought you’d be the one to always guide me an’ not the
one that always wrecks my head

an’ it hurts me oh woe, yet it hurts me oh woe, oh woe

I only wanted someone that maybe I could hold on to
an’ I only needed somethin’ that maybe I could believe in too
maybe I could’ve trusted you

Why does it feel so good when you’re not around me?
Why does it feel so bad when you are right here?
I thought you’d be the one to always find me and
not the one that makes me disappear

an’ it hurts me oh woe, yet it hurts me, oh it hurts me,
oh it hurts me oh woe, oh woe.

Cliche

Written By: Dean Walker

Isn’t everything we do just a cliché?
Monday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday and doomsday
Take your pick you know you got it baby
Turn it on you know you got to be crazy

I’m throwing bombs and I like it
I like it so I’m going to have it.

Babylon didn’t get this high last time
Come on angel think you’re guilty of thought crime
We’re not the future, past, nothing or nowhere
Now just went, so come and suck on my nightmare.

I’m shooting guns and I like it!
I like it! So I’m gonna have it!

I WANT MORE!

I’m throwing bombs and I like it!
I like it! So I’m gonna have it!

I WANT MORE!

Discography

'Cliche' is available now as download from iTunes, HMV Digital, Virgin Digital, Yahoo Music Engine, Real and Napster.

You can get a free clip of the 'Cliche' video from RollingStone.com

The ringtone (realtone) and wallpaper are available on Ringtone Jukebox.

'Cliche' is being played on Indie103.1 fm and many internet radio stations.

The 3 track single 'Cliche', 'Get On Up' and 'Out Of My Way' are being used by Red Bull on their Air Challenge tv programme.

'Remember Us 3:14' is available as download from iTunes, HMV Digital and Virgin Digital.

You can hear all of these tracks and watch the video of 'Cliche' and 'Inside' at: www.myspace.com/deanwalker

The next single is called 'Heaven Is A Promise' and is set for release mid July. Watch this space . . . .

Set List

My set can last from 30 minuites to 2 hours, a typical set is:-

'Millionaire'
'Unwind'
'Heaven Is A Promise'
'Better Life'
'Broken Hearted'
'Cliche'
'Give Me Some Joy'
'Love Song'
'Play me'
'Genes'

There are more if I am needed to play for longer.