About The Dean Weisser BandThose who have been out to hear The Dean Weisser Band know they will hear some great Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Current Rock and they also know it will be dancable. Dean says..."Our songlist has been described as old school meets new school." Dean will pound on those drums and sing his brains out because it is his passion! The DWB has been playing clubs all over The Twin Cities area since 97. Packed houses are there to see the band because "it's not the same old stuff you hear in every other club". The powerful band consists of Rick Roussell on bass and vocals, Marc Partridge on guitar and vocals, Neil Hendrickson on guitar and vocals, Katie Knudsen on vocals, and Dean Weisser on drums and vocals. Dean Weisser first started playing drums at 6 years old. He started playing and singing on stage in Bismarck, North Dakota at the age of 12. Dean played with several bands, the most popular being "The Champ Band" from 1980-1985. (www.champband.com) He moved to Minneapolis in 1986 and started working into the local club scene. After playing in and jobbing with several bands, The Dean Weisser Band was formed. The Dean Weisser Band has played all over Minnesota playing club and events. The DWB has shared the stage with such acts as Double Trouble, Susan Tedeschi, Jimmy Vaughn, Jonny Lang, Big Walter Smith, Syl Johnson, Little Feat, Mick Sterling, Renee Austin, Richard Torrance and many others. The DWB has appeared on The KARE-11 Saturday Show, The KARE-11 Today Show, Showcase Minnesota, Fox 9 Good Morning, WCCO Radio with Patty Peterson, KQRS and Cities 97 among others. Dean is also studio musician, songwriter, producer and recording artist for Brown Derby Productions. There, he produces industrial music and jingles. In his travels, Dean has appeared at "Elaines" and "Whos on First" in New York City, on stages in Cancun, Honolulu, New Orleans and all over The Midwest. Dean also took 3rd place for "The Worlds Fastest Drummer Contest" in the feet category and 5th in the hands category at the 2004 NAMM Show held in Minneapolis. Deans "real job", is at KARE-11 TV, where he is an audio engineer working the morning shows. He won an Emmy in 2006 for audio production on KARE-11 Today's Christmas Show which featured all live local and national music. The Dean Weisser Band celebrated it's 10th year in 2007 with the release if a new DVD. The DWB released a new album, "Back in the Day" and was also featured on a Christmas CD, "Home for the Holidays, A Minnesota Christmas", both in 2010. The Christmas CD featured 14 different Minnesota artists.
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