Victor Wainwright

The official website for Victor Wainwright and all his projects; Including his band The WildRoots and Southern Hospitality. Victor Wainwright is an award winning singer, songwriter and piano player. Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n' roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the artform forward. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleasure with soul to spare. 

About Billy

Billy Dean has been performing with Victor Wainwright for over three years, traveling around the world playing drums for blues fans of all creeds and nationalities.  An American session and studio drummer as well, Dean has over 15 years experience within the industry, working with popular musicians from a wide range of genres, bridging the gap between technique and groove.  

Billy also has a strong proclivity to teach, handling many students with one-on-one lessons, teaching and leading drumlines and percussion ensembles within multiple schools, the indoor percussion group Ancient City Ensemble, and other award winning teams, and also doing national drum clinics. 

 Billy was featured in Modern Drummer in 2012:

"Drummer BILLY DEAN toys with blues conventions while propelling Lit Up! He double-times "Coin Operated Woman," swishes brushes soulfully on "Pile of Blues," slams the syncopated title track, and attacks the various shuffles with creative dynamics and inflections."

Discography  :

Speak of Love  - Dan Walters (2010)

Live at the Athens - Mark Hodgson & Chris Lee (2010)

Lit Up!  - Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots  (2011)  

The Town Crier - Robert "Top" Thomas (2012) 

Enhanced Life - Dan Walters (2013)

The Better Part - Lauris Vidal (2010) 

Family Roots/Extended Stay - Victor Wainwright (2013) 


Contact Billy Dean for Sessions, Clinics, Arrangements, or Instruction:

(386) 295-8510