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Dean McMullen + Homonym + Big Reference at The Piper
September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Homonym AKA Dean McMullen + Big Reference
Dean McMullen is, on one level, a new singer-songwriter who’s soon to release his debut album, ‘Part One’ on Fierce Panda Records. By the sounds of things he won’t be charging into the release like an enraged bull in an especially fragile china shop, as the album gently resonates with a childlike sweetness wrapped in lush musical sentiments, lurking somewhere between Elliot Smith and Mercury Rev.
On a second level, the name Dean McMullen might not resonate instantly with the gig-going masses, but the man has deftly clocked up enough motorway miles to flabbergast the average AA man. Raised on a steady diet of punk rock in Exeter – local heroes The Computers were a special teenage kicking delight – and now based in the Netherlands, his is a tale of incessant gigging as guitarist in oft-loved Muncie Girls interspersed with the odd stint on the slightly more salubrious tour bus circuit as tech for the likes of Tim Burgess, Baxter Dury and SYML.