The Christopher Dean Band is a regional blues/soul band based out of the Central New Jersey area, working up and down the east coast year round.
Christopher Dean fronts the group, playing guitar and singing lead vocals. Christopher has been playing professionally for the past 14 years having been taught by his older brother and bass player, David, when he was 16. Since graduating high school in 1992, Christopher has studied various styles of guitar ranging from Delta, Chicago and Texas blues to jazz, folk, country, r&b and pop. Having toured worldwide and recording two albums with Big Jack Johnson and The Oilers, including “All The Way Back” in 1997, and “Roots Stew” in 2000, he then recorded his first solo release in 2000, “Dogged n’ Driven”. Taking his new band and show on the road soon afterward, Christopher has continually toured the east coast for the past 10 years.The band released a new CD in 2003 , “Three Times A Fool”. It has been well received by blues programs and blues societies on the east coast.It was re released on “Deep South Sound,.Johnny Rawls’ label in 05.
Bassist David Foti, who has also toured worldwide with Big Jack Johnson, has been the solid, ever-present core of the rythm section since the band’s inception. As of Sept 2006 Chip Dixon will be the bands primary drummer covering all of its northeast work.Chip is a solid r&b /soul drummer who has played and toured with The Black Widow Band and Magic Red.Chip brings a solid r&b feel along with warm vocals.
The band is booking 2012 .Their new cd “What I Need”, Chicago Carls ,Lost World Music ,is getting great reviews and plenty of airplay.The Band continues to perform 180 shows /year and has played The Kennedy Center (05-10),BB Kings Blues Club(NYC)as well as many other prestigious venues around the country.