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Reaching For A State Of Mind

by Dan Whitehouse

A Light 02:54
Come To Me 03:50
The River 03:03
Climb 03:19
Come Back 04:17
Home 03:42


Reaching For A State Of Mind is the second full length album from West Midlands based singer-songwriter DAN WHITEHOUSE.

Questioning, observing, the album is filled with optimism and self-doubt, as central characters attempt to find their place in the world.

Recorded with producer / musician / collaborator Michael Clarke, and featuring guest appearances from steel guitarist PJ Wright (Fairport Convention), The Old Dance School's Helen Lancaster (viola and violin) Booga (Ezio), and with significant input from percussionist Chip Bailey (Duke Special), whose use of ‘stump fiddle’, pots and pans adds a distinctive rhythmical sound to Dan’s songs.


released July 22, 2013

Produced & mixed by Michael Clarke for 1581 Productions*
*Except "Come Back", co-produced with Ryan Pinson
Mastered by Ryan Pinson

Copyright Tiger Dan Records 2013

All songs written by Dan Whitehouse, except:

2. DW / Michael Clarke

3. DW / MC / John Meehan

4. DW / John Large

6. DW / June Mori / MC

8. DW / Steve Clarke / JL / Thomas Bounford / JM

10. DW / MC

Performed by:

Dan Whitehouse – Vocals & Guitar

Chip Bailey – Drums & Percussion

June Mori – Backing Vocals & Synth

Katz Kiely: Backing Vocals

Michael Clarke – Guitar, Keys, Piano, Synth, Harmonium, Drum
Programming & Backing Vocals

Simon Smith – Upright Bass & Electric Bass

Guest Musicians:

3. Trumpet: Edward Carpenter

Hockley Street Choir: Anna Louise Bennett, Charlie Callaghan, Harriet
Harkman, Joseph Summers, Katz Kiely, Nyli Lewis, Mike Hutchinson

4. Violin & Viola: Helen Lancaster, Backing Vocals: June Mori

6. Electric Guitar: Booga, Violin: Thomas Bounford

8. Violin: Thomas Bounford

9. Piano: DW

10. Pedal Steel: PJ Wright, Hockley Street Choir

11. Bassoon: Dot Brodie

Artwork by Annemarie Wrigh t -www.annemarie-wright.com
Photography by Carsten Dieterich - www.focused-photography.com
Design by Alison Keys - www.alisonkeyscreative.co.uk
Online By James Clarke - www.replenishnewmedia.com
Duplication by John Garrad - www.akcentmedia.com


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Dan Whitehouse Birmingham

“Subtle and delicate melodies” The Sunday Times

“Nothing short of beautiful – **** ” RnR Magazine

Singer-guitarist Dan Whitehouse renews, reinvents and reimagines - touching listeners with his observations and moving them with his sensitivity and impeccable songwriting.
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