Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Dean England.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about yourself:
ENGLAND: I am a solo artist called Dean England who loves the blues! It comes out in my playing a lot especially when I solo you can hear those bluesy runs coming out. I guess the style is acoustic rock. I use acoustic to get the bones of the Mateo down and then I add my Electric stuff on top with some soulful rocky sounding vocals.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
ENGLAND: Jimi Hendrix was the reason I started playing. But I love Stevie Ray Vaughan. He cuts into songs like nobody else with his notes shaking and his amazing tone. I actually have his version of little wing tattooed on my arm. I love the Eagles too for their vocal harmonies and Joe Walsh picks those notes perfectly!
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
ENGLAND: The latest release is called “Feel, Think, Do” it’s on all platforms now! It’s a great scope of work you have some softer stuff and some rocky tracks and an overall blue rock sound that is finished with some great vocal arrangements and some belting harmonies. I think it’s cool even if I do say so myself. If you like to hear great vocals mixed with a layer back acoustic rock sound and a solo dropped in hear and there then go buy it!
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
ENGLAND: Energy! And for the vocals to be in tune and on point! Nothing worse then seeing a live act and they just can’t deliver like the album. I practice hard so that when I play live it shows and the audience get what they want.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
ENGLAND: I want to become a very accomplished song writer, just to change peoples life’s with music is the overall goal! Obviously it’s nice to make money and the royalties are coming in and that’s great but going back to Stevie Rays little wing. It’s on my arm for a reason. That song has got my through some of the darkest times in my life and I want to do that for others! I want people to feel connected.