Dan Reed Network

Tue
27
Sep

DAN REED NETWORK Announces 2017 UK Dates

 
DAN REED NETWORK 'FIGHT ANOTHER DAY' - MARCH 2017 UK TOUR
 
Dan Reed Network are pleased to announce a nationwide 11-date UK Tour in March 2017 to promote their recent studio album 'Fight Another Day'. 
Tickets are now on sale via - http://danreed-network.com/tour/.  Special guests on all dates (except Sheffield) is VEGA.
 
DRN is thrilled to be returning to Europe this next March, says Reed.  'Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II, Rob Daiker and I are really looking forward to playing many new and unique venues throughout the UK, and rockin' up the funk hard core and meeting all those who are able to attend and bring down the house with us. We thank you for the many years of support and especially believing that we had new music in us to offer! We are forever grateful for you all being there with us on this journey!' 
 
Frontiers Music Srl released Dan Reed Network's latest studio album 'Fight Another Day' on Friday June 3rd, 2016. The album marked a significant and anticipated return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the melodic rock world in the second part of the 1980's. 
 
Originally formed in Portland, Oregon, Dan Reed Network packed out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 with their compelling mix of musical styles ranging from hard rock, funk and soul.  In 1987, the first single, 'Ritual', peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Charts and became a staple of the funk rock. 
 
While attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum induction ceremony in NYC in January 1989, Dan Reed met up with producer Nile Rodgers (Duran Duran, Madonna, David Bowie) which led to the creation of the second album 'Slam'.  Produced by Rodgers, it better represented the Dan Reed Network's live sound and accelerated the band's growing status in Europe. Dan Reed Network opened the European leg of Bon Jovi's 'New Jersey Tour' in 1989 and The Rolling Stones' European Urban Jungle Tour in 1990.
 
DRN's  third album 'The Heat', produced by Bruce Fairbairn in 1991, was their biggest success in the UK, mostly due to the single 'Lover' which was accompanied by a live video from Wembley Stadium filmed when they opened for the Stones.
 
DAN REED NETWORK ' 'FIGHT ANOTHER DAY' - MARCH 2017 UK TOUR
BOOK ONLINE - http://danreed-network.com/tour/
OFFICIAL PRESS PAGE - www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/frontiersrecords/dan-reed-network.htm
 
Wednesday 1 March                      Level 3 Club, Swindon
Friday 3 March                                  Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Saturday 4 March                             Live Rooms, Chester
Sunday 5 March                                The Globe, Cardiff
Tuesday 7 March                              The Cluny, Newcastle
Wednesday 8 March                      Oran Mor, Glasgow
Friday 10 March                                100 Club, London
Saturday 11 March                          Local Authority, Sheffield
Sunday 12 March                             The Robin 2, Bilston
Tuesday 14 March                           Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Wednesday 15 March                    Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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Thu
16
Jun

DAN REED NETWORK - Fight Another Day (Review)

information persons: 
content: 
76%
Produced By: 
Dan Reed
Running Time: 
57
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Pop / Rock / Funk
Score: 
76
Label: 
Frontiers
 
Can’t say I was ever a Dan Reed Network fan – his funk/rock style was something that I just didn’t embrace back in the day. However, I have admired a couple of Dan’s latter day solo albums. Some intelligent songwriting and out of the box musical arrangements there.
I had no expectations going into this, and what it delivers is a bit of both Dan Reed’s worlds.
 
Given the crossover in styles, it does appear a little disjointed and a little hit and miss. The hit resonates with me in a big way. The misses make the album drag, especially through the latter stages.
 
What hits – the brilliant melodies and subtle arrangements of the opening track Divided and the mature melodies of The Brave; the beautiful atmospheric ballad Champion and the equally pleasant keyboard styled B There With U.
The softer pop/rock of Heaven also connects as does the moody Stand Tall.
 
Misses include the funky ballad Infected; Give It Love; the funk/reggae swagger of Save The World which goes nowhere and the programmed beats of Reunite.
There’s a few others too, making this album about half cool, half not so.

An interesting album in parts, but perhaps not what the Dan Reed Network moniker might suggest. For that reason I think it aims to please all, without hitting the mark. Or perhaps it’s just exactly how Dan feels and writes in 2016. Up to individual fans to decide on this one.
But those few tracks in the first half of the album are seriously good.
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Tue
05
Apr

DAN REED NETWORK Ready to 'Fight Another Day'

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release date of DAN REED NETWORK’s hotly anticipated new album, “Fight Another Day” on June 3rd.

“Fight Another Day” marks the return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the Melodic Rock World in the second part of the 80’s. The new album was recorded primarily in the home town of members of DRN, Portland, Oregon, while most of the writing process took place in Dan Reed's private studio in Prague in the Czech Republic, where Reed currently resides with his family. Demos were sent back and forth between Derek Shulman (A&R for Frontiers), Brion JamesMelvin Brannon Jr. and Rob Daiker, making notes and refining the songs over great distances via the internet. This process was not unlike with DRN composed songs back in the late 80's and early 90's as Dan Reed used to demo out songs on his Akai 12 track machine and bring the songs into rehearsals where the band members would then arrange and flesh out the band’s classic 'funk rock' sound. 

After the tracking was completed, band’s keyboardist Rob Daiker went to work editing and mixing each track alongside Shulman and Reed, sending mixes back and forth, making notes and shaping and moulding the album to best represent what DRN sounds like currently, while paying respect to what brought the band to the world's attention back in the late 80's. 

I thought it would be a great experiment and interesting challenge to revisit what endeared the band to so many back in the day and deliver a rock record with funk and soul elements, strong melodies, but this time around incorporate even edgier lyrics while not losing sight that this release needed to be uplifting, infectious, and most of all, powerful when performed live,” says Dan Reed. “The title 'Fight Another Day' represents the fact that after 25 years we were able to gravitate back to the passion we discovered playing together all those years ago, and battle once more!“

The band looks forward to the world's response to this new labor of love, and this testament to the bonds of friendship and musical chemistry! Worlwide touring over the next twelve months will support the album release.

Enjoy the album EPK here: https://youtu.be/-IzC_qaMfA0

“Fight Another Day” tracklisting includes: Divided; The Brave; Infected; Champion; Ignition; Give It Love; B There With U; Save The World; Eye Of The Storm; Reunite; Heaven; Sharp Turn; Stand Tall.

Preorder links: Amazon: http://radi.al/FightAnotherDayAmazon  //  iTunes: http://radi.al/FightAnotherDayiTunes

Dan Reed Network is:
* Dan Reed - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, Piano, Synth Programming, Moog Bass
* Brion James - Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Synth Guitars, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
* Dan Pred - Drums, Percussion, Videographer
* Melvin Brannon II - Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Bass, Electric Contra Bass, Synth Bass
* Rob Daiker - Vocals, Keyboards, Synth Programming, Drum Programming

TOUR DATES
June 4 - Oslo, Norway - Hard Rock Cafe - DAN REED NETWORK CD Release Show
June 6 - Stockholm, Sweden – Gronalund
June 7 - Goteborg, Sweden – Liseberg
June 10 - SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL - Friday, Main Stage
June 13 - Hamburg, Germany -  The Rock Café, St. Pauli
June 15 - London, England - ‘100 Club’ - UK CD Release Show
More Dates TBA

WEBLINKS
http://danreed-network.com/
www.facebook.com/DanReedNetwork

 
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Mon
25
Jan

DAN REED NETWORK Sign To Frontiers For New Album

 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome Dan Reed Network to its roster of artists.
 
The band has recently reunited for a string of shows in the UK and Europe and will release the their highly anticipated, brand new album, FIGHT ANOTHER DAY in early summer 2016.
 
Formed originally in Portland, Oregon, the band began packing out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 with their infectious mixture of hard rock, funk and soul. After releasing their EP 'Breathless' and having a top ten single on local radio, 'Steal Me', DRN signed to Polygram/Mercury Records. In the winter of 1987, the group released their self-titled debut album which was produced by Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi, Aerosmith) and engineered/mixed by Mike Fraser in Vancouver, Canada. The first single, 'Ritual' peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Charts and became a staple of what became known as the 'Funk Rock' genre.
 
The debut album received a wealth of positive reviews, not the least of which was a four-star write-up from the notoriously hard-to-please Rolling Stone Magazine. DRN went over to Europe to support the album and had legendary performances at the Marquee Club in London and the The Melody Club in Stockholm, which are still talked about to this day. While attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum induction ceremony in January 1989 in New York, Dan Reed met up with producer Nile Rodgers (Duran Duran, Madonna, David Bowie) which led to the creation of the second album 'Slam'. Produced by Rodgers, it better represented the Dan Reed Network's live sound and accelerated the band's growing status in Europe. Dan Reed Network opened the European leg of Bon Jovi's 'New Jersey Tour' in 1989 and The Rolling Stones' European 'Urban Jungle Tour' in 1990.
 
The Dan Reed Network's third album 'The Heat', produced by Bruce Fairbairn in 1991, was their biggest success in the UK, mostly due to the single 'Lover' which was accompanied by a live video from Wembley Stadium filmed when they opened for the Stones. Despite some success and disillusioned with the record business and all it's trappings, the band eventually disbanded, much to the dismay of their supporters around the globe.
 
Fast forward to the 21st century and Dan Reed Network played their 25th anniversary reunion show on New Years Eve 2012 in their home town of Portland, Oregon, with all the original band members: Dan Reed, Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II and Blake Sakamoto. The members found it was incredibly fun being back together and consequently DRN decided it was a good time to bring the band and the music back to Europe and performed three sold out shows in Stockholm at Debaser, outside of London at the Enchanted Festival and at the Diamond Rock Club in Northern Ireland in 2013. DRN was then invited to play at England's Download Festival 2014 and then toured the UK again and Sweden in late 2015. The new album will be released right before the summer concert season which will see DRM appear, among others, at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival in early June 2016.
 
Dan Reed says: 'It's been 25 years since our last studio album 'The Heat' was released, and to be honest, I never envisioned making another DRN album despite countless people throughout the world encouraging us to do so. But with a mixture of fate and a collective of trusted friends and supporters in the business coming to the table, I am excited to say we are poised to release a brand new record entitled 'Fight Another Day' in 2016 on Frontiers, home of many artists that we in fact admired back when we were first hitting the scene and before. Finally the stars aligned perfectly to have it all come together and make this album, and to have Derek Shulman, who originally singed DRN to Polygram in 1987, once again being in our lives as our co-manager and A&R man, brings us full circle. As for the sound and approach of the album the band and I thought it would be a great experiment and interesting challenge to revisit what endeared the band to so many back in the day and deliver a rock record with funk and soul elements, strong melodies, but this time around incorporate even edgier lyrics while not losing sight that this release needed to be uplifting, infectious, and most of all, powerful when performed live. The title 'Fight Another Day' represents the fact that after 25 years we were able to gravitate back to the passion we discovered playing together all those years ago, and battle once more!'
 
Frontiers' President Serafino Perugino states: 'Dan Reed Network have been one of the 'unsung heroes' of their age. Some of their records, particularly 'Slam' include some of the finest melodic rock ever. I salute and welcome them to the label and I am genuinely excited to release their new music to the world.'
 
Both band and label are now looking forward to the world's response to this new labor of love, and this testament to the bonds of friendship and musical chemistry!
 
DAN REED NETWORK:
- Dan Reed - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, Piano, Synth Programming, Moog Bass
- Brion James - Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Synth Guitars, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
- Dan Pred - Drums, Percussion, Videographer
- Melvin Brannon II - Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Bass, Electric Contra Bass, Synth Bass
-Rob Daiker - Vocals, Keyboards, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
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Release Year: 
2016
 
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