Dean Parker is a freelance touring/recording musician and musical director based in and around London, England.
As a musical director, guitarist, vocalist, pianist and mandolinist, Dean has appeared live and in the studio alongside artists such as Andy Gangadeen (UK), Nick Cohen (UK), William Michael Morgan (USA), Lewis Brice (USA), Drew Dixon (US), Mauvey (UK), RIKA (UK), Emergency Tiara (US) and Hayley Jensen (AUS) over the past few years.
With recent performances in venues such as Maida Vale Studios, The Jazz Cafe, O2 Arena, Country2Country Festival and The Boisdale, London, Dean continues to push forward with his musical and creative roles.
As a guest, Dean has had the pleasure of performing alongside acclaimed guitarist Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X, Solo) and in the production ‘Seven Decades’ (directed by Michael John Ross - Nick Mason, Simon Le Bon). Dean also dedicates time to The Academy of Contemporary Music, working as the musical director of the ACM House Band, and also turns his to hand to the orchestra pit in a variety of theatre productions.
A keen advocate of all things roots, Dean is a member of UK country rock band, Backwoods Creek and also leads a solo career alongside his session work. He performs relentlessly throughout the year with multiple outfits at venues and festivals around the country. Recent shows include the O2 Arena, London, Buckle & Boots Country Festival and in the past has supported blues greats such as Kirk Fletcher.