The Christopher Dean Band
- Presented By: Ground Zero Blues Club
- Dates: April 29, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Price: Pre-sale reserved seating... $22.50. Limited number of General Admission tickets ($15) available for first come, first serve (BAR AREA ONLY). NO HOLDING SEATS. Anyone 18 and under can attend the show accompanied by an adult (must purchase ticket) NO REFUNDS, EXCHANGE FOR EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE.
He started playing guitar at age 15 and studied various styles of blues and soul guitar after high school in 1992. Early influences Charlie Patton, BB King ,Magic Sam and Later David Ruffin, Al Green ,Sarah Vaughn. Formed the Christopher Dean Band 1995 and started working the hardcore blues area in Newark, Elizabeth, Plainfiled NJ mostly. Was recommended to Big Jack Johnson agent /manager Hooter Saslaff and joined Big Jack and The Oilers in Jan 1997. For next 3 years toured worldwide and recorded 2 highly acclaimed blues CDs with Big Jack. "All The Way Back,(98) Roots Stew (2000). He re-started the Christopher Dean Band early 2000 and recorded several CDs since then including: Three Times A Fool ( Johnny Rawls Deep South Sound)2003. Where I Need To Be (2007; Lost World Music , What I Need (Lost World Music;2010) and April 2014 release, "Call Me Later" is the latest release. The albums all got great reviews from blues and soul publications alike. They have toured non stop since 2000 180 days /year and have played many special concerts ,clubs and events during that time. Including American Music Fest ( Harrisburg) Central PA Arts Fest ,The Kennedy Center DC, Miami Dade Cultural Center and BB Kings NYC along with hundreds of other festivals and concert venues along the east coast. Joining Christopher in the band is Walter Jarrett on bass. One of Lehigh Valleys most accomplished bass player. Dave Hollingsworth on drums. Formally of Todd Wolfes band and voted Lehigh Valleys best drummer last 3 years. James White joins then sax for concerts and festivals. James has performed with the best R&B jazz players in NJ as well performed at Carnegie Hall. The band is booking festivals and concerts for 2022 which promises to be the band most successful year in 24th year of touring.