“Fusion”, would be a good way to describe the show we’ve just witnessed. Crossing every genre imaginable, the band delivered music that can be enjoyed by fans of, well, pretty much anything.
Our second chapter moves away from the band, the reunion and future albums (New album due out on Frontiers records in May 2016!) and begins to look at the more personal factors that impact Dan, his friends, his family and his country. More importantly, he is passionate about the world and its ongoing survival. To much for one man to take on you may think… that doesn’t stop him providing valuable insight into what we can all do to better ourselves and more importantly better the lives of others. Reed [sic] on…
Dan Reed Network are back. Of that there is no doubt. A musical wilderness, that saw Dan Reed enter a Buddhist monastery, tear up all of his contacts in the music industry, live in India and Jerusalem before finding his musical muse again and slowly re-emerging into the light, is all forgotten now as the band enter their 3rd year since a ‘one-off’ show on NYE in Portland. The new lease of life, a son and a new album with Frontiers Records in the pipeline, means that Dan has, not surprisingly a lot to say right now. The first of our two part interview is below;
With a new album about to be recorded through Frontiers, personnel changes with Blake Sakamoto leaving the band for personal reasons, a lot is going on in the world of DRN at the moment. The album will be their first new studio output in over 20 years and Rob Daiker is doing a fine job as Blake’s replacement. A long time friend and collaborator of Dan Reed’s appearing on much of his solo work, Rob is a natural fit in the band and has helped ensure the tour is going ahead as planned.
Support comes from Scotland’s ‘The King Lot’ (I see what they’ve done there…!) and Sweden’s ‘Electric Boys’.
Pictures and Live Review Credit: Adrian Hextall Aside from a reunion show at the Enchanted Festival in Essex last autumn, Dan Reed Network have not played in the south of England for 20 years. I remember their last major show in London in 1993 at the Town & Country Club (now renamed The Forum) […]