Indie, Pop, Rock
Cat Stevens , Donovan , John Lennon, The Beatles , The Box Tops, Rolling Stones , Father John Misty
Ricky Dean - guitar/vocals James Dunn -keys/vocals Duncan Strachan- bass/ vocals Kavi Guppta- percussion Ben Power- saxaphone/clarinet/vocals
Roy Orbison , Cat Stevens , Elvis, John Lennon, John Fogerty, Alex Chilton, Joe Cocker, James Taylor, Rod Stewart
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Ricky Dean Mandozzi, former frontman of hard rocking WA outfit Red Engine Caves, is back on the scene with the soothing and reflective sounds of Ricky Dean & The Dream Machine.
Started in the winter of 2017, the Fremantle based group has ripped onto the circuit with a newly recorded album (produced by Brian Mitra of Fremantle Recording Studios) and a string of local gigs.
Ricky Dean & The Dream Machine is a departure from the rock ‘n’ roll antics and heavy psychedelic sounds that made Red Engine Caves a sought after live act. In this effort, Ricky Dean and his Dream Machine (Duncan Strachan on bass; James Dunn on keys; Ben Power on sax; and Kavi Guppta on drums), craft journeyman music to soothe the soul. The group draws inspiration from the singer-songwriter masters of the 60s and 70s, and has churned out an album of songs about love lost; love found; the Australian landscape, and its influence on life when on the road. Much of the music comes directly from Ricky Dean’s own experiences of transition in love and life: the moment when you have to leave everything behind and start a new chapter.
Travelling, the group’s first single, is a sweet and brutally honest reflection on solo exploration after heartbreak. The group is set to open for the sold out Neil & Liam Finn performance at the 2018 Perth Festival.