Dan Wheeler


20 Reviews (1 Verified)
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I'm a Nashville-based guitarist, producer and songwriter with over 25 years of studio and touring experience. I know how much your music means to you and the balance of skill, instinct and energy required to get it where you want it to go. I can't wait to hear what you're working on!

I want to help you realize your creative goals and would love to be a part of building your success in any way I can. From straightforward remote guitar sessions through to demo or full song/EP/album production, I want to give my best to your music so you get the best out of it.

Remote sessions have been a key part of my work for well over 15 years now. My clients keep coming back because they've come to rely on tracks that have the right attitude, tone and execution, always serving the song and delivered on-time and on-budget. If there's a sound or part you're chasing in your head, let me know and I'll go for it. Or, if you're looking for outside inspiration to take your track somewhere new, I'll throw some ideas your way!

I've got all kinds of acoustics, electrics, hi-strung, nylon-strung, 12-string, mandolin and ukuleles in my racks along with a selection of amps and pro-level, industry-standard gear, DAW and processing.

The main thing is making sure your music has the impact it deserves. That's what I'm here for. Let's talk!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

20 Reviews

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  1. Review by Gregg Leonard

    Dan was fantastic to work with. Very quick turnaround. Fast an easy communication and, most importantly, great playing and beautifully recorded parts that hit the mark right out of the box.

  2. Review by graham kendrick
    by graham kendrick

    Dan’s the real deal! In the studio and on the stage I have always found him to be talented, inspired, tasteful and reliable over all the years he has played guitar, produced and recorded for me

  3. Review by Andy Harsant
    by Andy Harsant

    Dan is a long term friend and phenomenal guitar man. He has worked for me on countless recordings over the years and delivers sweet tone every time - a wonderfully consistent and conscientious player. We've also shared a stage from time to time and it's always a pleasure.
    Highly recommend!

  4. Review by Charlotte Ritchie
    by Charlotte Ritchie

    Dan is an amazing guy and musician. We have toured together and he’s played on several of my singles. Great producer, writer, and player!

  5. Review by Trevor Michael
    by Trevor Michael

    I’ve worked with Dan on countless projects. Since he moved to Nashville from the UK I’ve got to say I really miss having him in the studio because not only is he a great guitar player but also a great guy to hang out with and have on any session. Dan has always had an engineers ear for tone and doesn’t just deliver great lines and hooks but they’re always recorded properly and sound amazing.

  6. Review by David Lyon
    by David Lyon

    Dan somehow lifts songs to a higher level. He has a unique understanding of what’s required to breathe life into a track and consistently exceeds expectations. He is respectful, versatile and technically brilliant. His attention to detail makes everything easier and I trust him. Highly recommended!

  7. Review by Joel Payne - Resound Worship
    by Joel Payne - Resound Worship

    Dan has been a session guitarist for a couple of our records and not only does he always deliver exactly what we want, he also uses his producer-head to figure out the bits we didn't know we wanted. It's those little melodic choices in his lead lines or the subtleties of his rhythmic devices that I love. Also, frankly, being able to email someone a track, relax and be confident about what you'll get back is gold.

  8. Review by Tom Read

    Dan produced my debut album and it was an absolute pleasure working with him. He brought my demos to life and made them sound even better than I had imagined them in my head. Highly recommended if you are a singer-songwriter, acoustic, folk, or country artist.

  9. Review by Matt Weeks
    by Matt Weeks

    I known and worked with Dan for many years now and he's been top of the list for guitarists to go to for almost any project.

    He gets you a great amp sound and provides fantastic FX sounds to complement. You get such well thought through parts full of creativity but always serving the song and your production. You can tell he gives attention to the detail which is not always common!

    Book him. You won't regret it.

  10. Review by Andy Green
    by Andy Green

    Where’s the 6stars option! I’ve sent hundreds and hundreds of projects to Dan over the last 15 years or so and every time the guy nails it! And not just that - the parts are so flippin well recorded and just drop in to the mix effortlessly. Quite frankly he deserves to charge a lot more for his exemplary service... book him before he does!!

  11. Review by Jonas Petersen - 24 Violins

    It was a great experience working with Dan, very quick and professional communication. Thanks for the great collaboration, I am looking forward to more in the future!

  12. Review by Julie Lee
    by Julie Lee

    Dan is Beyond 5 stars! As a songwriter..I adore co-writing, and recording with Dan Wheeler. He is an amazingly humble songwriter,guitarist, engineer, producer and arranger.
    We wrote and recorded a 5 song EP together and I was blown away by all the production and instrumentation he is more than capable of. He is lovely! ..I cannot reccomend him highly enough!!!

  13. Review by Steve Parsons
    by Steve Parsons

    If you’re looking for a guitar player or producer I can’t recommend Dan highly enough. Great ideas. Great feel. Great tone. Reliable. Humble. A pleasure to work with.

  14. Review by Christopher Norton, composer, producer
    by Christopher Norton, composer, producer

    Dan Wheeler is exceptional as a (remote) session guitarist - no matter what I throw at him in terms of style, chord progression and feel, he hits the bullseye every time, from delicate acoustic to Fripp-style electronics. He is an essential part of my recording set-up and cannot be recommended more highly.

  15. Review by paul pilot
    by paul pilot

    Not a lot of people play acoustic guitar really well. It's deceptively hard to play and also to record well. Dan has the sound and technique- authentic, harmonic and also precise if needed. He's a lovely fella too, so can't recommend him highly enough.

  16. Review by Phil Loose
    by Phil Loose

    From incredible melodies to inspired production and expert musicianship, Dan creates an atmosphere where creativity thrives. Great tones, superb taste and entirely trustworthy. I've worked with Dan at live events, as a session player, a producer and as a writer. He's just superb.

  17. Review by Zarc Porter
    by Zarc Porter

    We've been fortunate enough to have Dan play on over 300 songs so far. He is an incredibly consistent and creative player and always makes everything he does sound amazing. His tones and parts are always a joy to listen to and his contribution to our projects has been massive. If you're looking for some great guitar parts, he's your man! Highly recommended.

  18. Review by Nicki Rogers
    by Nicki Rogers

    As a singer songwriter there is no one I would trust more to carefully and loving craft my song than Dan. It’s like handing over a precious child and seeing someone love them as much as you do. He’s a consummate professional, extremely gifted musician and producer and most importantly trusted friend.

  19. Review by Paul Burton
    by Paul Burton

    Dan is a fantastic player, he has been my go to session player for over 20 years. His output is highly consistent and creative. His tone is first class.. and has licks for days. He has worked for me on tracks alongside Robert Plant and featured on tracks with BJ Cole, with Dan adding his own incredible slide playing. Whatever the job big or small Dan will always deliver some amazing parts.

  20. Review by Paul Evans
    by Paul Evans

    Despite being born in the UK Dan is more Nashville than most! In all seriousness he is brilliant, great sounds, ideas, nails the parts and is easy to work with, rarely tell him what to do nowadays as I’m confident I’ll get what I want!

Gear Highlights
  • Fender Strat/Tele/Jaguar Baritone
  • Gibson 335/LPS
  • Martin D18/000-28
  • Larrivee P-01
  • mandolin & ukes. Shure/Audio Technica/Cascade mics. UA Apollo 8 & Twin
  • Pro Tools
  • plugins from Brainworx
  • Lindell
  • Liquidsonics
  • McDsp
  • Soundtoys
  • UAD among others.
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