Michael White - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Phil Felicia - lead guitar, background vocals
Chad Redl - bass guitar
Eric Slyter - drums, percussion

Plunging deep into the psyche of four talented and driven musicians, Seattle's Dead But Dreaming wants only to be the best at what they already do - creating music spawned from their own unusual, diverse backgrounds. Their current EP "Mockingbird" is a well-rounded sampling of what this seasoned rock band is capable of accomplishing.

It's important to the band members to craft each song carefully, melding intricate music with thought-provoking, metaphorical lyrics. Dead But Dreaming is pleased to present their third and most ambitious release to date, "Mockingbird," consisting of five of the band's best songs. Opening the EP is "Centuries", a fast, straightforward song that has thrilled countless listeners at the band's live shows. Cryptic in theme, it speaks of history, and the realization that the past may well be the future. Following this is "Coffin," another crowd favorite. Deeply personal, "Coffin" is about the worst aspects of a relationship on the brink of destruction. Next up is "Glorious Day," a slower number with a decidedly different feel than the other songs. Timely in theme, "Glorious Day" was inspired by the school shootings of the recent past. "Beautiful Delusion" follows this. Taking the listener from a pulsating beginning to a shattering conclusion, "Beautiful Delusion" is about woeful self-deceit. Finally, the title track "Mockingbird" concludes the EP in grand style. Dark and melodic, "Mockingbird" makes a statement about the state of the world and our society, and is one of the definitive Dead But Dreaming songs. Between these five songs is demonstrated the soaring melodies and vocal stylings of Mike White; the delicate yet searing fretwork of former guitarist Jason Willis; the flexible and kinetic bass guitar lines of Chad Redl; and the heavy beats and textural flourishes of drummer Eric Slyter.

Dead But Dreaming officially came into being in the Spring of 1998. After two years together and successfully gigging for over a year in the Seattle area from 1996-97, the band (then known as Orange Tin Man) made the career decision to find a new singer in September 1997. Finally finding the right man for the job in May 1998, Mike White was brought on as the new singer/frontman, and Dead But Dreaming was born. Late in 2001, guitarist Jason Willis made the decision to leave the band, and was subsequently replaced by Devin Hall in January of 2002. Devin was not able to live up to the commitments of the band, and left only a few short months later. Brett Shanley took over on guitar in October 2002, leaving in February 2004 for personal reasons. The band began the task of searching for a new guitarist immediately, and after screening and auditioning numerous applicants found the right fit with Phil Felicia. Phil brings 20 years of playing experience to the table, perfectly blending fire and feel in equal portions. After moderate success in LA with the bands Anthem and Rage in Eden, Phil moved to Seattle in 1992. After years of stagnation in Seattle, Phil has finally found a home in Dead But Dreaming. "In today's hodgepodge of manufactured knockoff bands and TV produced 'idols,' it's good to find somebody who knows what music means," he says.

In the past six years of writing music and performing live, Dead But Dreaming has truly come into their own. Motivated and professional, the band continually refines its music and live show. With years of experience independently as well as together, playing live is the ultimate thrill for Dead But Dreaming. A solid set list emphasizing the power and dynamics of Dead But Dreaming's music leaves the band confident in every live situation they encounter. There's a definite optimism among band members. Though it may be a steep climb to the top, the top is exactly where they belong - and will be.