Dean Powell has gained wide international acclaim as a master of ceremonies in an impressive record of celebrity functions in some of the world’s greatest concert venues.

For more than twenty years his reputation as a first-class compere for a variety of legendary entertainers has allowed him the opportunity to perform in such diverse locations as the Sydney Opera House and Monte Carlo’s Hotel de Paris.

With a wealth of experience in this field, Dean's incomparable style, inimitable Welsh humour, quick-witted presentation and dignified presentation skills, have endeared him to a wide variety of audiences. Over the years this has included the likes of Dame Shirley Bassey, HRH Princess Anne and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.Dean and Prince Albert crop

Dean has appeared as a Master of Ceremonies in more than 500 concert engagements for in many of the UK’s largest concert halls including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Cardiff’s Millennium Centre and St David’s Hall, Malborough College and Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium to name but a few.

He has undertaken a vast amount of overseas tours as a compere, including appearing at the largest concert halls Germany, Switzerland, in the USA and Canada.

In 2004 and 2009 he presented concert tours before a combined audience of 75,000 people throughout Australia and New Zealand and was critically acclaimed for performances in Perth Concert Hall, Adelaide Festival Theatre, Brisbane's QPAC, Melbourne Arts Centre and the Sydney Opera House.

For several years Dean acted as compere for the Stars at Christmas Concerts in London’s Festival Hall, working with such talents as Elaine Paige and Dame Vera Lynn. He has presented several sell-out performances with international soprano Katherine Jenkins and Welsh entertainers Max Boyce and Iris Williams.

In 2016 Dean was honoured to undertake the role of Master of Ceremonies at the Centenary Commemorations of the Battle of Mametz Wood - the first Battle of the Somme - at the invitation of the Welsh Government and Western Front Association. Dean led the service at the battlefield, which included readings from the Archbishop of Wales and First Minister.

Dean has presented concerts for many of Wales’ most famous choirs including Treorchy, Pendyrus and the Morriston Orpheus both at home and abroad. In 2011 he was the Master of Ceremonies for the massed voices of the Anglo-Welsh Festival of Male Choirs and the world-champion Cory Band. More recently he compered for opera stars Wynne Evans, Rhys Meirion and Jason Howard and worked with West End stars Peter Karrie and Tim Morgan to launch the first Richard Williams Musical Theatre Competition. 

Dean regularly works with The Three Other Tenors, a trio of soloists with the Welsh National Opera and members of the company's own orchestra.  Aside from concert work, Dean is also in demand as a Master of Ceremonies for a whole range of other public events, particularly a series of unveiling ceremonies of Blue Plaques to recognise historic Welsh figures including Sir Geraint Evans and Donald Houston.

Finally, Dean is also an accomplished "voice-over" expert, having recorded items for such diverse topics as government health warnings, children's cartoons and cinema advertisements.