With his unique finger style and soulful earthy vocals, Dean Haitani draws inspiration from blues & roots music, and his love of funk and old school R&B rhythms. An accomplished guitarist/singer/songwriter, over the last 20 years Dean has toured the US, UK & Europe.
His unique sound comes from his experimentation and his ability to cross many musical genres. Dean’s has honed the craft of both acoustic & electric guitar and his dynamic live performance comprises of foot percussion, a variety of guitars (running octave, delay, distortion, phaser & wah effects) vocals & harmonica.
Dean is currently touring promoting his 14th studio album “47 stones”.
Over the course of more than 20 years, Dean has evolved, developed, and challenge himself as a musician. Stylistically, Dean’s music is Roots Music - a melting pot of funky rhythms, jazzy influenced progressions, folk subtleties, country flavours & blues grit. Dean’s band shows range from raw 3 piece to full band(Keys, backup vocals, horn sections, Cello & the list goes on). His music is contemporary, forever pushing the musical envelope, his stories are from his heart & mind with compassion for humanity. “I always try to look at the world in a positive way with all its marvels & flaws”
He has many successes, including US radio play, touring in Europe, Australia and the US as well as supprtinh high profile acts such as James Morrison and Glenn Shorrock in 2018. A number of Dean’s songs have been covered by good friend and award winning blues musician Mark Riley in Seattle USA. Being closely related musically to Van,Morrison, Dave Matthews, Jonathan Butler, Amos Lee, Albert Collins & Dallas Green.
|Influences||: Mark Knofler, Sonny Landreth,Stevie Ray Vaughan,Tommy Emmanuel, Jonathan Butler, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Billy Joel, Les Paul, Charlie Christian, Miles Davis, George Benson, James Peterson, Goanna, Colin Haye, Skunkhour, Lightning Hopkins,Van Morrison, Metallica, Paca Delucia, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Jackson, Paul Carrack, Stevie Wonder, Ani Defranco, Angelique Kidjo, Paul Brady, The Gypsy Kings, The Bondi Cigars etc etc. Modern day influences include Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Amos Lee, Michael Franti, Dougie Maclean, Scott Henderson, Katchafire, Andrea Bocelli, Dallas Green, Jazon Mraz,Brothers Landreth|
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