I am first and foremost, a song writer. My early influences were The Beatles, The Moody Blues and Supertramp. Today i guess I am influenced by Scott walker and Radiohead. In the past i experienced all of the Sub youth cultures. I dabbled, but I couldn't totally identify fully with any. I became a musician in my teens, but never wrote anything. I watched and learnt from my peers in all situations. My favourite part of being a musician was belonging to a band. There is simply nothing like it in life. I worked hard towards one goal. That goal was never realised. I no longer chase fame, but instead strive always to create something special. Therefore, i broke free from being in a band to express my own inner creativity. I have embraced many recording techniques along the way. I feel confident in myself and with my creativity, I guess I have found the real Dean Stanley.