shorty adams featuring dean mctaggart

saturday september 17 @ 5:10 pm

Dean’s professional career started as the lead singer/songwriter for the Canadian rock/pop band “The Arrows” in 1981.

An independent release”Misunderstood” was followed by two albums for A&M records which produced the hit singles  “Meet me in the Middle”,”Talk Talk”, and “Heart of the City”.

When the band broke up in 1986 Dean went on to be a staff songwriter penning many hits including ” Darkhorse” a number one in Canada for Amanda Marshall which Elton John called a sure fire hit on Rosie O’Donnell,”Birmingham’ a top 10 song worldwide for Amanda Marshall ,”Heaven Help My Heart” a top 10 hit in the U.S. for country super star Wynonna Judd as well as hits for Anne Murray,Terri Clark,Rita Coolidge,Johnny Reid,The Rankin Family,John Berry,John McDermitt, Austrailian superstar Tina Arena, Blues artists Shakura S’Aida, Danny Brooks,Suzie Vinnick and many others.

Dean was twice nominated for a Juno for Songwriter of the year!


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