December 2002 Newsletter
Dead But Dreaming

Newsletter #14 - December 2002

Greetings to all you Dead But Dreaming fans! It's time for a long overdue update from the band, and there are many new changes and interesting developments to report!

First of all, belated thanks to all the loyal fans who made it out to DBD's last two shows, being The Manette Saloon on Saturday, April 13th and I-Spy on Sunday, April 28th as part of the HumbleRocks CD Sampler release party. Both these shows were packed out, with Dead But Dreaming putting on stellar performances to enthusiastic crowds. The I-Spy show featured the band's last gig with guitarist Devin Hall, whom the band was sad to see leave.

After taking a break to regroup, DBD began the tough task of finding a new guitarist. After interviewing and auditioning a number of candidates, the band found the right fit with Brett Shanley. Drawing on his experiences and travels, Brett brings true-life joy along with a touch of the melancholy to the music he plays. A dedicated musician, Brett has been playing guitar steadily for the last 9 years and lends great skill and unique feel to the band's songs - as well as inspired writing to new material! The band would love for everyone to come out to the next show to welcome Brett to the band!

Speaking of which, Dead But Dreaming will be hitting the stage next Friday, December 20th, at the Narrows Theater in Tacoma! This show is a special ALL AGES benefit by XiL Records benefiting St. Leo's food bank, so bring a can of food and only pay $5 admission (full price is $6). This promises to be a great show, with DBD sharing the stage with such bands as 11th Hour, Real Life Trauma, and Smokey Swade. Show starts at 7pm, with Dead But Dreaming hitting the stage around 8:30 (but as always, get there early). The Narrows Theater is located at 7116 6th Avenue in Tacoma. So come on out, support a great cause, and welcome Brett to the band in style! Directions to the Narrows Theater are...

> From I-5, take the "Highway 16/Bremerton" exit #132 in Tacoma. Continue on Highway 16 past Cheney Stadium, and take the "Sixth Avenue" exit. At the end of the exit, go LEFT onto Sixth Avenue. Go through 4 lights (the first of which is Pearl Street) and you'll see the Narrows Theater on the left just after the fourth light (a large, gray building).

> From Highway 16 Eastbound towards Tacoma, cross the Narrows Bridge and take the "Jackson Ave" exit. At the end of the exit, go RIGHT onto Jackson Ave. At the next light (Sixth Avenue), go LEFT and you'll see the Narrows Theater on the right just about two blocks later.

With the change in band personnel, new band photos are in order... look for new individual and group shots on the website in the coming weeks, as well as new bio information for both Brett and the band. Currently up is a preview of the new full-color cover art for the band's new EP "Mockingbird," set for release in just a few more short weeks! The cover art is based on drawings and concepts from the band members and executed in suitably ethereal style by Aaron Sixkiller. Check out the sound samples from the EP while you are there!

Speaking of CDs, the band is now appearing on HumbleRocks Autumn Sampler ( with the song "Beautiful Delusion," from the upcoming EP "Mockingbird." The previous sampler was a smash success, so the band has high expectations from this great new release also. Available in stores now! Additionally, Dead But Dreaming will be appearing on a new sampler by XiL Records ( for sale exclusively at Silver Platters. The band chose "27," one of its most popular songs, for this release. Stay tuned for a release date on this exciting CD! The band has a number of shows in work to coincide with these exciting developments, returning to a few familiar venues and branching out to some new ones. There is even rumor of doing a few shows on the XiL Records Tour this spring...

Lastly, the band had to move out of its practice space of the last 3 years, as Naf Studios closed it's doors to bands at the beginning of September. DBD has since secured practice space with Garage Studios (, and is very happy with the decision.

That's it for now from Dead But Dreaming! Keep an eye out for the next show announcements coming soon!