Rhythms Magazine has likened Dean Thomas to Eric Clapton doing JJ Cale. It’s a reference that sits very comfortably with Dean’s second CD release – “She’s On The Other Side”. The influence of Mark Knopfler is also obvious.
Elements of blues, country and jazz intertwine in eleven well-crafted songs that take you on a diverse journey from the story of rock ‘n’ roll to crack cocaine addiction and some interesting places in between.
Dean’s cool vocals and playing infuse each story with an obvious blues tradition.
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The illustrated encyclopedia of Australian surf music, by surf music historian and guru Stephen McParland
“This is an awesome piece of work – the 50 year history of Australian surf music – by a totally delightful but crazy guy. You owe it to him to have a look at this book.”
David Minear, Bombora’s Big Kahuna.
“Anything you want to know about Australian surf music – no, make that anything there is to know about Australian surf music – can be found within the plentiful pages of this quite amazing digital encyclopaedia.”
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