VOCALIST

“Wonderful – magical!”
Joan Fontaine

From a very early age Dean began to perform on the concert and competition stage with entries in the local eisteddfod as a boy soprano.

He was brought up in a musical household. Both of his parents were good singers while his cousin was a professional big band vocalist who travelled the world. Music and performance was in his blood from an early age and he played piano and harp as a child before embracing his true joy of singing.

From his local church choir, he progressed to the acclaimed Mid Glamorgan Youth Choir before becoming the youngest ever member of the world-famous Treorchy Male Choir.

Over a thirty-year period he travelled the world with the Treorchy ensemble, performing as a soloist across USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

He received critical acclaim for his performance at the Sydney Opera House in two sold-out concerts and sang for Prince Albert II of Monaco in the Hotel de Paris where Dame Shirley Bassey led a standing ovation.

Dean has recorded solo items for EMI, Black Mountain and Infinity Records as well as numerous radio and television programmes.

 

Listen to “Unwaith Eto’n Nghymru Annwyl” at the Sydney Opera House

 

 

Listen to “Stars” from Les Miserables on “Timeless”

 

Testimonials

 

“You were absolutely wonderful. I couldn’t help singing along!”
Dame Shirley Bassey

 

“From the moment he stepped forward and begin to sing, the hairs on the back of my neck were on end. An incredible voice.”
Adelaide Festival Theatre

 

“He sang a song to the Welsh exiles which brought tears to the eyes of a packed audience – many of whom thousands of miles from their homeland”
Sydney Opera House

 

“For a small man his stage presence is of a giant. A sweet, lyric tenor sound that resounded throughout the hall and was the highlight of the entire concert”
St David’s Hall

 

“When he stepped forward to sing Unwaith Eto’n Nghymru Annwyl I could scarcely believe how such a powerful – and beautiful sound – came from the mouth of this little Welshman. He was simply mesmerising and brought the audience to its feet.”
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

 

 

Facebook

 

A decade ago I helped the great Welsh actor Glyn Houston write his memoirs.Today I collected 500 copies of the new Second Edition of the book. With more than 20 new pages filled with photographs and a filmography it also features the kind words of his obituaries. Priced just £12.99 each, his memoirs are now on sale. For details message me or email dean@llantrisant.net. Postage within the UK is an additional £2.50. Foreign postage to be confirmed via email. A Black & White ActorThis incredibly honest rags to riches story reveals how a South Wales valley boy running his grandmother’s milk round, became one of Britain’s most popular actors of television and film.Glyn reveals his total devotion for the country of his birth as he embarked on a career that has seen him appear in more than 80 films for cinema or television and countless theatre productions. A self-confessed hell-raiser in his youth, he often spent time with drinking friends in Stanley Baker and Richard Burton, mixing with the Kray twins.Introduced to the acting profession by older brother Donald, Glyn began his career by entertaining the troops in Singapore before making his film debut as the cheeky cockney barrow boy in Dirk Bogarde’s The Blue Lamp. This is his fascinating account of a life that has taken him from Wales to Hollywood, and has assured him a place in the annals of film history. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Thanks to the Retired Police Authority for inviting me to give them a virtual lecture this evening on the history of Llantrisant.A warm welcome and plenty of questions!Really enjoyed my chance to tell the about the ‘small town with a big story’. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

How can we help?

Get in Touch

Contact us