DAN REED NETWORK + GUESTS VEGA
14th Mar 2017
Dan Reed Network
“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 James, Melvin 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 molding 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! Worldwide touring over the next twelve months will support the album release.
“Fight Another Day” track list 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.
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
UK rockers VEGA first came on the scene back in 2010 with their critically acclaimed debut “Kiss of Life”. The band aimed to offer something more than just a re-tread of rock music’s 80’s and 90’s glory days. To some it was a refreshing change but to others it was blasphemy!! However, the guys stuck to their guns, stayed true to themselves and in 2014 delivered another album (What the hell) full of rock anthems with a twist. The album was once again critically acclaimed by both fans and critics alike. VEGA was now also creating a reputation for being a vibrant and energetic live band through headline shows and special guest appearance’s. Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott even gave the first single from that album “White knuckle ride” its worldwide debut on his Planet Rock radio show.
Being prolific song-writers, the guys entered the studio the very same year and released their 3rd studio album Stereo Messiah to their best reviews yet. The album was to feature a song given to them by Joe Elliott, who also recorded some vocals for the album. The band went on to make several festival appearance’s and were special guest for FM, Joe Elliott’s Down N Outz and Michael Schenker to name but a few and continued to grow their fan-base.
The band are now hungrier than ever and released their 4th album “Who we are” in May this year. It went straight in to the UK Rock Chart top 20 and was backed up by a tour with rock legends Magnum. VEGA are building up a reputation for high octane live shows so catch them when you can and bring your singing voice and your dancing shoes!
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