Testimonials

RECENT REVIEWS (2015) – DOWNLOADABLE PDF 

 

WHAT THEY’VE SAID ABOUT INTO THE SEA:

 

Magical… in sparklingly great form… Ricky Ross (Another Country, BBC Radio Scotland/Deacon Blue)

http://www.rickyross.com/blog/?p=3170

@rickyaross

 

great little stories wound around ear-worm-generating tunes…

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/05/dean-owens-green-note-basement-bar/

Folk Radio UK

 

one of the best singer songwriters in Scotland… a master at crafting story-driven portraits… his voice is as good as his writing: strong, graced with a wonderful tone… Sunday Herald

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music/dean-owens-into-the-sea-drumfire.125374451

@mralanmorrison @newsundayherald

 

boasting a storytelling sensibility which deftly straddles folk and Americana… excellent… Artist of the Week Scotland on Sunday

@olafwide @derickmackinnon @scotonsunday @NEWFOUNDSOUND

http://newfoundsound.co.uk/dean-owens-scotland-on-sunday-10-may-2015/

 

classy… «««« Scotsman

 

lush, sweeping Americana… haunting and arresting… totally in command of his ability as a singer and songwriter… Spiral Earth

http://www.spiralearth.co.uk/news/Review-story.asp?nid=8972

@SpiralEarth

 

Heart shredding folk songs full of Scottish soul… No Depression/Rocking Magpie

http://nodepression.com/album-review/dean-owens-sea

https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/

 

Great, great songwriting… his best yet… Ralph MacLean, BBC Radio Ulster

 

…warm, soulful voice… delivering real emotion…   ««««  Daily Express

@DavidEsson1

 

HOT! Music News Scotland

@MusicNewsScot

 

driving melodies and dynamic harmonies… List

https://www.list.co.uk/article/70458-dean-owens-into-the-sea/

 

raises the hairs on your arms and warms the coals in your gut… Melancholic, woozy, rapturous, poignant… a beautiful record, beautifully played…

Eye Level with the Stylus                   @5thTop

http://www.elwts.com/dean-owens-into-the-sea/

 

the more you listen, the deeper you fall into this ocean of the heart

FATEA Magazine
http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/2015/DeanOwens.html

 

the work of a songwriter with experience of real life looking backwards to help make sense of the present, creating a lasting work of art as a result…

(This album) should be a part of any music-lover’s collection

«««««                   Music Riot

http://musicriot.co.uk/album/into-the-sea-dean-owens/

 

delivering simple but catchy melody lines time after time… a great album

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/07/dean-owens-into-the-sea/

 

The 12 songs here are superbly crafted and Owens is an excellent writer and singer. The whole thing makes me want to get out and see him live…

«««« Maverick Magazine

 

An accomplished well-crafted collection of Celtic Americana suggesting Dean Owens might just be on the verge of something big   «««« R2 Magazine

 

Recommended… Shire Folk

 

Dean Owens – Into the Sea

Radio Airplay/Sessions

 

 

Playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland –

(Valentine’s Day in New York (2 weeks), Evergreen (3 weeks))

 

Playlisted – Evergreen – Breeze FM

 

ALBUM OF THE WEEK – Iain Anderson Show (BBC Radio Scotland) – 19/5/15

 

BBC Radio 2 Airplay – Mark Radcliffe Folk Show

 

Sessions

  • Morton After Midnight (BBC Radio Scotland) – 3 songs – March

 

  • Janice Forsyth Culture Studio (BBC Radio Scotland) – 3 songs – 16 Apr

 

  • Amazing Radio – Baylen Leonard’s The Front Porch – 4 songs – 26 Apr

 

  • BBC Music at the Quay (Iain Anderson Show, BBC Radio Scotland – Live OB 8/6/15)

 

  • Under the Apple Tree (WBBC – Whispering Bob Broadcasting Co) – recorded 15/5/15 – uploaded 12 Jun

 

  • Folk Radio UK – 3 acoustic songs (July 2015)

 

  • House of Mercy, London (July 2015)

 

  • Ricky Ross – Another Country (BBC Radio Scotland) – Oct 2016

 

UPCOMING

  • Bob Harris Country (Radio 2) – recorded 22 Jun, broadcast scheduled for Autumn 2015

 

Daily Record articles

Paul English @PaulEnglishhack @Daily_Record

Inc 4 song acoustic session

 

Scots singer songwriter opens up on personal tragedy that inspired material on new album (Apr 2015)

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/scots-songwriter-dean-owens-opens-5492574

 

Emerging Scots Talent Dean Owens Records Exclusive Haunting Acoustic session for Daily Record (Mar 2015)

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/video-emerging-scots-talent-dean-5359643

 

Dean Owens Turns Sorrow and loneliness on Valentine’s Day into Romantic New Track (Feb 2015)

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity-interviews/dean-owens-turns-sorrow-loneliness-5160071