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Standin' Man To Release Debut Album + They Will Support Vintage Trouble & The Who This Summer

By Jennifer Smits. Photo Credit: Patch Dolan

Standin’ Man is proud to announce the band will support Vintage Trouble on their Europe and UK tour this summer. The tour kicks off in Lille, France on June 27 and will lead them through The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Croatia and Hungary to finish with dates throughout the UK.

To finish this series of gigs, Standin’ Man will support The Who at St Helen’s Wicked Stadium with UB40 on July 21.

Standin’ Man is the creation of lead singer and songwriter Dean Fairhurst. Emanating from the North West of England, Standin’ Man produces a new wave of psychedelic inspired rock ‘n’ roll. Dean Fairhurst writes and produces songs that have been featured on the likes of Netflix, HBO, BBC Sports, Sky Sports, Jeep, RockBand, and ATP World Tennis Tournament amongst other media platforms. Having toured worldwide supporting the likes of The Who, Liam Gallagher, Def Leppard, Roger Waters and Scorpions, Dean is no stranger to gracing the stage. TOUR DATES WITH VINTAGE TROUBLE Europe 27 June @ Le Splendid, Lille FR 29 June @ 013 Poppodium, Tilburg NL 2 July @ Zeche, Bochum DE 4 July @ Santeria Toscana 31, Milan IT 5 July @ Vintage Industrial Bar, Zagreb HR 6 July @ A38, Budapest HU 9 July @ Proxima, Warsaw, PL 11 July @ Gretchen, Berlin DE 12 July @ Fabrik, Hamburg DE 13 July @ Musikhuset Posten, Odense DK 15 July @ Philarmonium, Haarlem NL 16 July @ OLT, Valkenburg NL 18 July @ Beatpol, Dresden DE 19 July @ Hirsch, Nuremberg DE UK 26 July @ Epic Studios, Norwich 28 July @ Stylus, Leeds 29 July @ Queens Hall, Edinburgh 30 July @ Manchester Academy, Manchester 1 August @ O2 Academy 2, Birmingham 2 August @ SWX, Bristol 3 August @ Electic Brixton, London Written and recorded during the pandemic, Standin’ Man’s debut Album Life Intimidating Art’ , set to be released on Estupendo Universal Records features a body of work that derives from Dean Fairhurst’s distinctive ability to ignite and entertain listeners that crave powerful, well-crafted modern day Rock songs. Working with producer Jim Spencer (Johnny Marr, The Charlatans, New Order), Dean has been able to put together a collection of tracks of contemporary rock music that is nuanced by the social situations of his listeners. The first release off the album, ‘Be Your Own Messiah’ is both sonically and lyrically modern with relevant themes of finding ‘enlightenment’ through self-acceptance and togetherness. The fusion of an almost Hip-Hop beat and a heavy riff-based chorus, galvanised by a psychedelic desert sound provides the listeners with a fine example of what the album has to offer. It has been playlisted by Classic 21 in Belgium. The brainchild of lead singer and songwriter Dean Fairhurst ‘Standin’ Man’ blends 60’s inspired rock sensibilities with psychedelia and contemporary rock elements to create a nuanced sound packed with insightful lyrical commentary. ‘Changin’ Wind’ is no different, a swaggering anthem featuring grooving drum beats, soaring guitar lines and infectious choruses that will cement Dean’s impassioned vocal performance in your head for days to come.

Dean Fairhurst explains the track further: “‘Changin’ Wind’ is a song that describes the arrival of judgement day and the questions that get asked about whether you have done all you can in the face of a situation. Sonically, the track enforces many elements of change and its inevitability. Lyrically it evokes the message that we must adapt but it is ourselves and our actions that have the power over how things fundamentally change.” The latest single taken from the album is ‘All That I’ve Been Looking For’ – was released on 23 June.



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