About

Artist Name:
Nick Dean
Country:
United States
State:
California
Tags:
singer/songwriter
Genre:
Pop
Management:
Elissa Felman / Windrose Entertainment Group
Bio:

Nick Dean is an alternative-pop singer/songwriter/producer and filmmaker. Nick’s early years were unconventional—involving a combination of living and traveling abroad creating music and having the freedom to exist on a “road less traveled.” At the age of five, Nick’s family abandoned the typical American lifestyle for a more simple one
in the South of France. The family settled in the small rural farming village of Vernègues, where Nick and his family immersed themselves in the local language and life...

Nick Dean is an alternative-pop singer/songwriter/producer and filmmaker. Nick’s early years were unconventional—involving a combination of living and traveling abroad creating music and having the freedom to exist on a “road less traveled.” At the age of five, Nick’s family abandoned the typical American lifestyle for a more simple one
in the South of France. The family settled in the small rural farming village of Vernègues, where Nick and his family immersed themselves in the local language and life. During their years abroad, Nick traveled extensively across North Africa, Central America and Asia where his mother laid the foundation for a humanitarian organization she would later create. Discovering his passion for music early on, and despite his age, Nick capitalized on this wide range of audiences, finding his way onto small stages in local bars in Cuba and Costa Rica. When he was eight years old, Nick became a lead soloist with a renowned internationally-touring boys choir in France, traveling all around
Europe and Guadeloupe / Martinique.

At the age of eleven, Nick’s parents decided to move the family back to the United States, settling in Rochester, NY. Having grown up in a cozy, rural school of 100 pupils in Provence, the French-speaking boy found it difficult to adjust to the public school life in NY. Nick preferred a freer, foreign life of home-schooling on the road and jumped at the chance to join his mother and family on a four-month humanitarian journey through
SE Asia. Back in his comfort zone, Nick taught himself to ride a motorcycle, strapped his guitar to his back and played for audiences in orphanages, hill tribes, rural schools and bars in Northern Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

Re-entering the US, Nick refused to return to conventional life and school; and instead, continued to be homeschooled, committing himself fully to music. On the weekends the young teen could be found playing at the local public market. It was in Rochester, NY that Nick met current collaborator and co-producer Mike Miller. At the age of 14, Nick
auditioned for Season 1 for The X Factor USA, making it to the final 12 of the show. Nick then moved to Los Angeles in 2013, where he continued writing music and began learning the art of production so he could create his own sound. After brief stints in a few developing bands and as the youngest signed producer/songwriter for Global Entertainment USA (18), he found his career going in the wrong direction. He decided
to start again, from scratch. To earn money, he worked in the stock room at a clothing store in Santa Monica where he began connecting with a band of innovative, locally- based content creators. Nick took a page out of their books, widening his radius as a creator through video and photography. Throughout those years, Nick craved a return to the nomadic life, no-doubt born from his unconventional upbringing. He began spending his time exploring new places on his motorcycle both in the US and overseas, all the while growing as an artist, photographer, and videographer. In a short period of time, Nick found himself shooting content pieces for the likes Audi, Away Travel, and SubPac. Nick re-connected with his producer friend from Rochester, Mike Miller and the two began working on a new musical sound, all co-written/produced.

Young and ambitious, Dean fell in love with his unique brand of 360 art form. Staying true to his ultimate goal, he began using his talents to launch his own career as a recording artist, funding his project via his work with brands along with taking on projects for other artists, such as shooting the lyric video for Ryan Riback's "One Last Time."