Dean Dent


Just your typical musician within the autistic spectrum. Song subject dealing with human interactions and observations in a slightly humorous, yet truthful manner including questionable breakups (Heard You The First Time), Toxic Relationships (Sweet Toxic Love), Divorce (Eggshells) and ambivalant breakups (Disappointment Chain) Music described as a fusion of Old School R&B, Pop, Rock, Folktronica. (A mixture of Bill Withers, Lenny Kravitz and Beck) Pop / Singer Songwriter / Neo - Soul Hayward, CA







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music saved mine and others lives A means of craft and expression from anyone singing in the shower to the worlds's stand. You Can't deny the power of music.

What is your music dream?

To Be able to create and share my music and keep evolving as both an artist and a human

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

A simple song that's like a small pebble that makes big ripples in the calm lake

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come. Even at a young age I felt connected with a song so dark, yet so hopeful.Realising years later, it was a plea for Civil Rights, that even in any struggle, there will be hope.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

1.Stevie Wonder 2. Beatles 3.Michael Jackson/ Jacksons 4.Prince 5.Sam Cooke 6.Bob Dylan 7. Neil Young 8.Bill Withers 9.Teena Marie 10. Laura Nyro

What inspires you to make music?

The burn and yearn of expression Hearing music from a young age, especially in the era of 45 RPM single, music has a way of making both body and mind react

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Less of a message, and more of a connection. If something from my pen touches someone in a way that is relatable, that's worth more to me than gold records.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

One of the reasons I'm such a late bloomer, was due to early bouts of stage anxiety. Once I found a platform to get over it (karaoke) I finally came out of my shell. Then I finally to learn to sing, perform and entertain onstage.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Sadly The industry is on thin ice. More streaming and less purchasing of physical copies causing music to be played out faster resulting in sales barely making gold (How does Beyonce's Lemonade only sell 1.52 million copies in the US, making it the country's third-best-selling album of 2016) Improvements???? 1. Learn music theory and history 2. Learn how to play instead of programming 3. Stop making songs around a video concept instrad of the other way around 4.Learn from the pioneers. Just because it's from the past doesn't make it irrelevant. 5. Learn to be prolific. Why Does it take nearly a year to record an album when groups from the 60's 70's use to knock them out in weeks.

What do you think of Drooble?

We've only just begun to collaborate, hopefully a fruitful relationship

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The hooptricks one has to go through to get their music heard

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Always support my fellow bay area musicians. I have pages on Facebook to spread their posting of show, new music releases and press.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Making music that even they would run to the store and purchase. (Berry Gordy: If you were down to your last dollar and starving, would you buy this record or a sandwich???)

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Geri Mcclure, Frankincense is Not A Monster (Robert Lawrence Bradford), Tré Adams, Kari and The Sweetspots, Gravity +3 (Ruth Hultman, Desmidt Bill Desmidt), Si'on Noir (Shawn Rollerson), WindVeil (Roch Elle), Jason Dixon, Mike Terry, Clara Bellino, Francesca Tamellini, Tim Gallegos, Mike Glendinning, Xavier Toscano,