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MAFS Dean Wells was once a hardcore punk rocker

He’s the Married At First Sight star who became one of the most notorious cast members on the already controversial Channel Seven reality show.

And Dean Wells has revealed his past life as a bass player for a hardcore punk rock band during his teenage years.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Dean posted a series of images that showed him rocking out on stage with his Newcastle based band Disengage.

Punk’s not dead! Married At First Sight’s Dean Wells reveals his past life as a hardcore bass player in a series of throwback photos 

One photo showed Dean looking studiously at his fret-board as he belted out a number.

Another showed him hunkered over his instrument as the band’s frontman, clad in a pair of McDonald’s pants leaped into the air with punk rock angst and abandon.

Another showed him, ‘mid-mosh’ with the band’s guitarist on stage, while a fourth featured Dean onstage filling in on bass for Orange County, California punks Ignite.

Dean, who has since developed a penchant for hip hop, flowing into the mic under the name MC Visionz, was full of warmhearted reminiscences over the images.

Angst: Taking to Instagram, Dean posted a series of images that showed him rocking out on stage with his Newcastle based band Disengage

Angst: Taking to Instagram, Dean posted a series of images that showed him rocking out on stage with his Newcastle based band Disengage

Hardcore: One photo showed Dean looking studiously at his fret-board as he belted out a number while another showed him hunkered over his instrument as the band's frontman, clad in a pair of McDonald's pants leaped into the air with punk rock angst and abandon

Hardcore: One photo showed Dean looking studiously at his fret-board as he belted out a number while another showed him hunkered over his instrument as the band’s frontman, clad in a pair of McDonald’s pants leaped into the air with punk rock angst and abandon

‘Here’s a few pics of me from back when i played in my old Newcastle hard core punk rock band Disengage,’ Dean wrote. ‘We were a socio politically focused fast and loud punk/rock band. 

He continued: ‘we used to have the most rowdy gigs ever.!! Miss those times. Before I turned into a rapper,’ adding the hashtags #punkrock #sjw #newcastlepunkrock #veganpunk and #visionz.’

Dean’s co-star John Robertson chimed in, urging hm to get back on stage with: ‘ Big Dean – one thing to say mate – you looked so cool. Get the band back together I say.’

Raucous: Another showed him, 'mid-mosh' with the band's guitarist on stage, while a fourth featured Dean onstage filling in on bass for Orange County, California punks Ignite

Raucous: Another showed him, ‘mid-mosh’ with the band’s guitarist on stage, while a fourth featured Dean onstage filling in on bass for Orange County, California punks Ignite

Rocking out: 'Here's a few pics of me from back when i played in my old Newcastle hard core punk rock band Disengage,' Dean wrote. 'We were a socio politically focused fast and loud punk/rock band

Rocking out: ‘Here’s a few pics of me from back when i played in my old Newcastle hard core punk rock band Disengage,’ Dean wrote. ‘We were a socio politically focused fast and loud punk/rock band

Fellow MAFS alum Ryan Gallagher also joined the conversation with: ‘Still got the same shoes.’ 

During the early 1990’s Dean was a regular fixture in underground punk venues in his hometown of Newcastle, New South Wales playing with the band who developed quite a following. 

Aside from their own material which included songs with titles like Rust the band also covered material by Brazilian metal combo Sepultura and Cleveland, Ohio punks Ringworm. 

Influence; The band were heavily influenced by Washington DC punk rock band Minor Threat whose frontman Ian MacKaye was one of the first to popularise the straight edge lifestyle in punk rock

Influence; The band were heavily influenced by Washington DC punk rock band Minor Threat whose frontman Ian MacKaye was one of the first to popularise the straight edge lifestyle in punk rock

Body's a temple: Straight edge is a subculture of hardcore punk in which adherents abstain from drugs, tobacco, alcohol and promiscuous sex

Body’s a temple: Straight edge is a subculture of hardcore punk in which adherents abstain from drugs, tobacco, alcohol and promiscuous sex

The band were heavily influenced by Washington DC punk rock band Minor Threat whose frontman Ian MacKaye was one of the first to popularise the straight edge lifestyle in punk rock.

Straight edge is a subculture of hardcore punk in which adherents abstain from drugs, tobacco, alcohol and promiscuous sex.

Ironically, Dean generated major chatter during his time on the show for engaging in a fling with co-star Davina Rankin, much to the chagrin of his ‘bride’ Tracey Jewell.

Controversy: Ironically, Dean generated major chatter during his time on the show for engaging in a fling with co-star Davina Rankin, much to the chagrin of his 'bride' Tracey Jewell

Controversy: Ironically, Dean generated major chatter during his time on the show for engaging in a fling with co-star Davina Rankin, much to the chagrin of his ‘bride’ Tracey Jewell



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