Dean Alexander Davies was born in Henderson, NV to Pat and Tina Davies. Both his parents performed in a group called “The Pat Davies Quartet” at a vestigial ‘Vegas Strip’ Hotel and Casino called The Donovan.
Being born into a “musically obsessed household”, Davies rebelled against a musical pursuit until the doorman of The Donovan, Bill Chapman, turned him on to the great American songwriter, Stephen Foster. He then “fell in love with songwriting and began playing the guitar”.
Davies first began mixing live sound at age 14 when the house engineer at The Donovan, Dick Faherty, “drank too much Rye Whiskey and passed out” during his parents set. He mixed all Pat Davies Quartet shows after that.
At age 19 followed his girlfriend, Chauntice Williams, to NYC where she wanted to “pursue her dream of becoming the worlds greatest burlesque contortionist”. Three weeks after their arrival in the big city, she “left him for an Amtrak driver named Henry Wharfield”.
On the train back from NYC to DC with good friend, Bobby Buccelli, Dean met Alan Parrish. Alan liked Dean’s “moxie and his diverse background”, subsequently hiring him as an engineer at The Champe Ford Recording Co.’s studio. Not long after that Parish discovered M.H. and the rest is history, as they say.