Dean Summlar

Having started a musical career at an early age Dean has always has a reputation for high-energy passionate performance. As a musician and vocalist his understanding of genres and arrangements is well recognised.

Following a successful childhood career in professional theatre Dean took up opera at the age of 18. Credits include working with the Director of the Welsh National Opera as well as some of the Royal Northern Colleges finest vocal tutors.

Despite a promising career in classical music Dean could never ignore his love for soul music. For the last 10 years he has been the front man for midlands based soul act ‘Shake, Rattle and Soul’ and works with many other artists as a session singer/musician. 

A love for gospel music started later in life for Dean following an invite to church from his best friend, since then Dean has become well established as a worship leader and vocal coach in this arena. Dean describes working with Gospel Central as “an honor to work with such a talented and fun group of singers”.

Now as the vocal director for Gospel Central Dean describes his priority as “creating a big sound, fun performance and a real connection with people through our music”.