The Deans Story
The Deans (formerly The Grenadines) are a critically acclaimed original Soul band based in Melbourne, Australia.
Winners of The Age Music Victoria Award for Best Indigenous Act 2014.
Nominated for “Band of the Year” in the prestigious Deadly Awards in 2007.
The Deans merge old school soul and funk with elements of cool rocksteady, rhythm and blues.
The Deans recently released their new album titled ‘Equal’ on The Bad Apples Distribution in October 2019.
The Deans sound introduces an original modern Melbourne soul sound. With velvet smooth vocals, sweet harmonies, soaring heartbreak guitar, deep Motown bass grooves and hip-shaking rhythms, The Deans combine soul, funk and R & B influences to create songs of emotion and of the heart.
The Deans are like a United Nations of Indigenous and Non Indigenous Australians unified in the one Soul groove:
Linc Yow Yeh - Singer/Song-writer/Guitarist. Master of the Stratocaster, Linc is a Goreng Goreng man raised in Jagera Country, Brisbane but whose traditional ancestry is Bundaberg and Darumbal Country, Rockhampton.
Bradley Boon - Drums. Brad is a Kurnai man from Gippsland. He lays down the heartbeat with a groovy fatback feel.
Nick Larkins - Bass. Nick is a musical nomad from Tasmania who has played with ARIA award winning acts Wild Pumpkins At Midnight, Dan Rumour (The Cruel Sea) and Monique Brumby.
The Deans also feature the heartbreaking vocals of soul diva Sophie Dickson,Sophie Elsworth and the melodic keys of Phoebe Elsworth, and horn players Emelia Wilmot and Basil Byrne. They add sass and hooks to the rock steady soul groove.