About The Dees

The Dees in 2003, photographed in Shoreditch

The Dees are

  1. Dean Gardner – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Percussion
  2. Dan McCabe – Bass, Backing Vocals
  3. Tarkan Algin – Guitars, Backing Vocals
  4. Matt Shearer – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
  5. Niall Acott – Production, Recording, Mastering, Cowbell


Formed in 2003, the name originates from both “Dan” and “Dean” (founders) beginning with “D”.

They asked Matt Shearer to join to bring in the drums, and then re-connected with Dan’sĀ old friend Tarkan Algin, to bring in some guitars.

Archive since 2003

You can see key moments from the history of The Dees in Matt Shearer’s “The Dees” archive here.

The Last Album – 2004

The last time The Dees were recording an album was 2004, when they recorded The Dees in Angel Studio, with Niall Acott.


  • Get the new album – coming soon ish.
  • NJA – Niall John Acott productions.
  • The Dees on Twitter.