Levin singer/songwriter Dean Ward's latest song Downtown Beauty Queen is making a splash around the world and is appearing on all sorts of platforms as well as radio stations.

"I have been writing and performing songs for years," said Ward who is also a mental health and addiction support worker.

"It is really hard to get your recordings on any platform or radio station. I am used to being rejected, but this song is apparentlty striking a cord and so far no one has turned me down. I am blown away."

The song, written for NZ Music Month, was inspired