Dean Whitbread


Dean Whitbread first came to public notice aged 11, when the Croydon Advertiser mentioned his name in a review of a piano piece he had composed and performed at the school concert. When the internet took off in the early 1990s, Dean was a London-based songwriter and producer with UK and European success.

His first single as producer was Lift Off by Nagamatzu, his biggest UK chart hit is 1987’s Lucy by Habit, which just broached the top thirty but was used in Only Fools and Horses, and his biggest hit song to date, 1997’s Survival Game written for the then-considered-not-at-all-scandalous Swiss-German charity, Menschen für Menschen.

From Rise and Shine

Recent work

Single – Written, Performed and Produced by Dean Whitbread. Released 26.02.2019

Remoaner Lisa – Written, Performed and Produced by Dean Whitbread – featuring Richard Woods. Released 12.03.2019

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Farmgirl Stripper – A true rags-to-riches story

Music and lyrics by Mike Low and Dean Whitbread. The song came about after Mike met a remarkable stage performer backstage one night at an Auntie Sam gig in Basel, and she told him her astonishing life story.

Lead vocal, piano, loops: Mike Low

Arrangement, production, guitars, keyboards, vocals: Dean Whitbread

Drums – Mike Turtle.

All Rights Reserved © Mike Low, Dean Whitbread 2017

Sesame – A ballad – a soul song about the journey of life and finding fulfilment in family – painting the picture looking forward and looking back

Music and lyrics by Mike Low and Dean Whitbread.

Lead vocal, arrangement, production, instruments, backing vocals: Dean Whitbread

Drums – Mike Turtle.

All Rights Reserved © Mike Low, Dean Whitbread 2017

Thanks be greatly to Richard Brown for his contribution to this project, without whom etc. etc.

Random Oldies

You Can Have It, from The Believers’ album, ‘The Believers’ © 1991 written with Kevin Goldsborough

Happy to Burn, from Claire Smith’s album ‘Welcome Stranger Tomorrow’
© Dean Whitbread 2004

‘Survival Game – ambient’, from It’s 5 to 12 MaxiSingle.
Written by Mike Turtle and Dean Whitbread © 1993
Produced by Guy Sigsworth. Vocals Dean Whitbread.

(I Know All About) F.I.P.S.
Written by Dean Whitbread and Natashia Collier ⓒ 2015
Performance, arrangement Dean Whitbread.