Article By Adriana Rubio
Photographs: Courtesy of Dean Williams.
Credits: Ian Ritter, Eric “Chowie” Chow, Nikita Allan 
and William Luu

Dean Williams, a gifted rock musician, guitarist and songwriter from Australia is “Back In The Game” on a professional level with a full length rock album to be released later in the year.

I met Dean in Los Angeles, CA in October 2012 and saw him perform an acoustic set at KNAC Pure Rock Radio Station and at the Columbia Memorial Space Center with singer-model-actress Xaria Rose. This was for the Tawn Mastrey Foundation and Silent Auction event where established rock stars such as Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio) Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, Ratt, Hear N’Aid), Chas West and Alan Krigger amongst many others attended to support a good cause that provides awareness and education on Hepatitis C through arts and music. 

Dean Williams visited California for two months on an adventure-music-business trip on his own. During his stay he tested the waters of the American music business and played some open gigs at the Rainbow as a skillful guest musician. Although Dean got some interesting offers to become a signed solo artist in the States, he decided to returned back to his hometown in Australia to perfect his product. This particular experience is what gave birth to “Back In The Game”. But before getting into that, I invite you to know more about this amazing Australian artist.

Dean Williams was born on August 21st, 1989 and at the age of 10 he entered into the martial arts field studying and practicing Karate and some Kung Fu. At the age of 12, Dean started practicing Fencing and as his skills improved he was encouraged to train steadily for tournaments. Dean won a large number of competitions in this sport.

At the age of 14 the passion for music started to become intense so Dean decided to devote time to practicing and playing the guitar loud until the present day. The early teenage years of martial arts training helped him to focus and be disciplined with his guitar playing practice routine. He has played many gigs across Australia, recorded jingles and has also worked as a session musician. 

Around the same time Dean started to train a bit of Boxing for a little while to finally fall in love with Muay Thai at the age of 22, a discipline that he continues to practice today. Muay Thai fights are going into a more professional level for Dean, although he says he is not that good yet, he is a winning martial artist who is so passionate about it as well as extremely respectful of all traditional aspects of being a martial artist, including philosophy and rituals fighters do before jumping into the ring. 

Dean Williams made room to write the songs for his full length album to be released later in the year. “Back In The Game” is his debut single that will be released in the coming weeks and distributed worldwide by the Third Verse company.

I had the chance to listen to the single and I must say that this Australian rocker Dean Williams has a bright and promising future.

The complete interview with Dean Williams, a very interesting one we had about a month ago, will be uploaded on this blog when the single “Back In the Game” is out.

In the meantime you can visit the Dean Williams official Facebook page at: