Dean Stairs is an award winning musician with a top tier record of Production Engineering and Musicianship. He has worked in the Music Industry for over 30 years and has established a reputation as a collaborative force through effective networks and a strong clear vision. He has been recognized within Newfoundland through the MusicNL Industry Builder Award. As of Sept 2015 he is the Chair of Board of Directors for the East Coast Music Association.
Together with his wife Stevie, they have built The Citadel House into a recognized brand within the Creative Industries by identifying and developing new talent within the framework of Atlantic Canada. Dean is known to be a mentor and trusted individual in the music industry in Newfoundland and the East Coast. He has been working with Adam Baxter, Christian Howse, Earle and Coffin, and more under the Citadel House label over the last three years as well as working with multiple award winning artists from across Newfoundland the East Coast of Canada and into the international market.
Dean collaborates with musicians from all over the world to produce content that is heard in every major international market. He is a Beta Tester for both Waves Audio Inc from Israel and WaveLab from Belgium to produce cutting edge software for today’s musician. His work has garnered many nominations and awards for his artists as well as himself over the years. Dean is passionate about getting it right and works to a very high tolerance.
Dean and family have been living in NL and working in the Music Industry of NL full time since 2001. In that time they have been part of several MusicNL and ECMA nominated productions and a few MusicNL Award winning projects. For the past five years Citadel House has been operating a small live venue. The building is the original Salvation Army building and has fantastic acoustics. He often explains to folks that working in the music industry in Newfoundland and Labrador is like prospecting for gold and the nuggets are just lying on the ground everywhere. Dean considers himself very fortunate to be working in this industry in this part of the world.