Dean is the founding lead guitarist for the group The Madness Remains (TMR) with many years of stage and studio experience. Originally from the Chicago area, Dean played with several bands back in the day, covers and originals. He played the club circuits, tours, demos, recording, etc. and had a blast in the decade of decadence.
His early influences were Randy Rhoads, Alex Lifeson, Viv Campbell, Jake E Lee, George Lynch, and Warren DiMartini to name a few. Yea, pretty much the 80's "guitar god" stuff.
Dean played mostly the 80's stuff (Def Lep, Ozzy, Crue, Maiden, Metallica, Priest) when he was younger and now plays everything from U2 & acoustic stuff to Disturbed & Godsmack. He also enjoys writing original music in all styles. You can find some examples on bandmix.com
Dean exclusively uses Mesa Boogie Amps & Cabs, and the Fractal Audio Ax8 or Axe Fx III for all preamp & processing. He also uses L6 Digital Wireless & Furman Power Conditioners, Jacksons/Charvel custom, Schecters, & ESP guitars.