Mel Dean was born into a 'show-business' family - his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents entertained in theatres from the 1920's. In 1970 Mel was in a band that supported Jimmy Hendrix on tour in Sweden. Thus inspired, he decided to take music seriously. In those 'live-music only' day he found his composition and arranging skills much in demand and from the mid 1970's he worked world-wide as a composer, session player and Music-Director for many of the top stars of the day. He now lives with his family in the Cheshire countryside just outside Manchester (UK) playing with his funky jazz group 'Loose Change' and writing, composing, arranging and recording in his own studio. He also lectures in 'Session Studies' at Salford University, Greater Manchester.