Solomon Dean
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Solomon Dean

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Band Rock Blues

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"No Press: But Fans Speak. . . ."

"I listened to BETA yesterday on the way into Charlottetown and almost all day today at home. It is totally an awesome piece of work. Congrats to all of U!" - Sheila Smith

"I just my copy of Beta today. I love the cd. . . . Keep up the great! works guys I hope the cd gives you guys the recognition you deserve." - Doug Rain

"Nice album guys, got my copy today. This is the best sounding stuff yet. I love the hidden track as well, very old school, bands never do that any more." - Jack Webster - Facebook


Discography

"Ascent" - 2001
"BETA" [EP] - 2009

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Solomon Dean is an Ottawa-based rock trio with an affinity for funk and blues. The band formed in 1999 in Prince Edward Island, having learned their chops together amid the east coast 90's grunge and hard rock scene, the distilled and refined product of high school experimental collaborations. Solomon Dean played the local live circuit and recorded original material, releasing a self-titled EP (1999) and full-length indie album "Ascent" (2001) before relocating to Ottawa in late 2007. The band released its latest EP “BETA” (2009), which is currently available for purchase at live shows, online, or by retail order. The Dean continue to perform locally while developing new material going into winter 2010 for an eventual full-length album, perhaps later in the calendar year.

Fed equally on the crackling vinyl of classic rock and the hissing tape of hard rock grunge, Solomon Dean ride hard into the millennium on a sound that is loud and large, a triple-shot of pure belly-fire in a tall glass with ice. They are classic meets contemporary, dusty vinyl with a digital precision, their songs one part introspection, one part commentary, and one part foot-stompin', bottle-raisin' hedonism.

They are Maritime lads with saltwater in their veins and prairie dust on their boots, a fusion of East and West. They are a marathon houseparty jam around a woodstove, a backyard summer festival on a haywagon stage, a campfire and acoustics on a moonlit beach, or mid-winter blistering rock and bottleneck blues in a sweaty small-town club. They are a basic three-piece format with a soundscape both lush and sparse, whose music is not just notes, but the silence in between; whose lyrics are not just words, but the worlds that they mean.