Florida based drummer Billy Dean mans the conductor seat for Victor Wainwright & The Train. Dean has lended his propulsive, powerhouse style of drumming to Victor Wainwright's band since 2010. In that time span the "Chunk of Funk" has helped the unit grow into an internationally recognized Blues freight train, playing over a 1,000 gigs spanning all corners of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Norway, England, Switzerland, and Germany.
Since Dean's introduction to the Blues world on the 2011 release "Lit Up", the band's star has risen. Billy's drumming can be heard on the Billboard charting album "Boom Town", released by Blind Pig / The Orchard Group. Billy was also integral in Victor Wainwright being awarded the 2016 Band of the Year at Blues Music Awards, sanctioned by the Blues Foundation.
2017 promises to introduce the listening public to the next evolution of Billy's dynamic musical prowess on the upcoming release of "Victor Wainwright & The Train". Fusing traditional roots elements with modern muscle, Billy and the band push Blues, Boogie Woogie, and traditional Rock and Roll into the 21st century, once and for all.
Billy Dean is available for session work (mobile or on-site), live gigs / sideman work and for drum lessons of all levels, both in person and/or over Skype. Please use the form below if you are interested in any of the above, and he will get back to you ASAP!