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The UK's Standin' Man Releases Debut Single With New Wave Of Psychedelic Inspired Rock ‘n’ Roll

By Jennifer Smits.

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.

Written and recorded during the pandemic, Standin’ Man’s debut Album ‘Life Intimidating Art’ 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.

Having debuted a number of the album tracks live in December 2021 to a SOLD OUT audience, Standin’ Man will continue his stage performance through the UK and all around the world to cement his footing as an artist that cannot be ignored.


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