By the early 1990s, Dean was a London-based songwriter and producer with UK and European success. His first single as producer was 'Lift Off' by Nagamatzu, his biggest UK chart hit was 1987’s top thirty hit ‘Lucy’ by Habit. With pop rock band The Believers he released ‘Save the Planet’ in 1989. His biggest hit song to date, 1997’s ‘Survival Game’ was written for the Swiss-German charity, Menschen für Menschen. He wrote and produced ’Don’t Mention the World Cup’ for John Cleese with Ashley Slater. In 2008 he devised and produced the Rise and Shine songwriting show with co-writer Danny Brittain. Relocating to Norway in 2011, he produced video and audio for theatre companies across Europe, as well as promoting and curating art and music events.
In 2017, his first band, The Believers, re-released their eponymous album. New songs are scheduled for release throughout 2019.