MC and poet Jack Dean was born in Tottenham, raised in the southwest UK, and likes to wander all over the place telling stories of love, loneliness, nostalgia and midget porn.
Jack Dean started rapping in an atrocious punk-rap crossover band aged 15. Since then he's calmed down a bit, got a girlfriend, and carried his love of shouting at strangers to many places, including the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival, the Radio 4 National Poetry Slam and a male beauty contest in Hackney. Jack takes the hip hop medium he grew up with, goes out with it gets it drunk and pushes it down the high street in a shopping trolley full of fireworks at 4am. Maybe.
Hammer and Tongue Slam Champion, Apples and Snakes featured artist and holder of the highest Pac-Man score of anyone he knows.
"The highly creative guest performer Jack Dean .......took to the stage. With a powerful voice, highly confident, competent and intelligent, he possesses a warmth, and manages to draw his audience into the imaginary visions of his mind, as he pours out one epic poem after another." Life in Petersfield
"Jack proved himself knowledgeable, sensitive, emotional and talented beyond his years and his strong flair for theatre, presentation and beautiful use of language all helped to creatively and humerously pull all kinds of images from the air, never losing his innocence, sincerity or humility. " Petersfield Post
"Jack Dean....won over the audience almost from the moment he picked up the microphone, showing a knowledge, sensitivity and talent beyond his years." Petersfield Herald
“Mighty Morphin' Poet Power Ranger.” SCOURGE magazine.
“I liked it.” Byron Vincent.
“I really liked it” Dizraeli.
“Bath’s own fast-shooting slam talent.” Jonny Fluffypunk
“Dean conjures up his own unique world of savage urban poetry” . The Public Reviews
“A production that left the audience by turns thinking philosophically and laughing out loud”. Bristol Theatre Review
“Dean’s work feels honest, heartfelt, and of someone who cares about what’s happening to his area” Inter: Mission
"Rap Storyteller” Tom Morris in The Guardian
“Dean’s talent as an actor as well as a writer comes into play” Venue Magazine
“Jack Dean shows that the right doses of irreverence and a little self- deprecation can be mixed to pull of something with charm.” UK All Day