Dean Haitani


Accomplished guitarist/singer-songwriter Dean Haitani will be getting funky on the #AgnesBluesFest Discovery Stage in 2024. With a unique finger style and soulful, earthy vocals, Dean Haitani draws inspiration from roots music and a love of funk and old school R&B rhythms.

Stylistically, Dean’s music is roots, a real melting pot of funky rhythms, jazzy influenced progressions, folk subtleties, country flavours and blues grit. His unique sound comes from his experimentation and his ability to cross many musical genres. He has honed the acoustic and electric guitar craft and his dynamic live performances comprise foot percussion, a variety of guitars, vocals and harmonica. 

Dean has toured the US, UK, NZ & Europe over the last 28 years and is currently touring and promoting his 15th studio album ‘Red Dust’. This latest release was recorded and produced by Nicky Bomba and Robin Mai (Black Sorrows and others) and reached #1 on the ABARAC Charts.

Over the course of more than 25 years, Dean Haitani has evolved, developed and challenged himself as a musician. His music is contemporary, forever pushing the musical envelope. His stories are from his heart and mind with compassion for humanity.

“I always try to look at the world in a positive way with all its marvels & flaws,” says Dean.

Get funky with Dean Haitani on the #AgnesBluesFest Discovery Stage 6.15-7.00pm Friday 16 February 2024

Designed to complement the Marquee Stage program within the vibrant Festival precinct at the 1770 SES Grounds and now in its fourth year, the Discovery Stage encompasses the blues, roots and rock genres within a relaxed, intimate atmosphere; getting up close and personal and showcasing original music performed by an eclectic range of entertaining regional artists from Central Queensland and beyond.

16-18 Feb 2024

Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South. 

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The 2024 Festival will be required to operate in line with current QLD Govt Health Directives for all attendees, staff, volunteers, stallholders, vendors and performers.

The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

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