Dan Reed started his music career in 1985 as the frontman of the Dan Reed Network. The band released three very successful albums to much critical and commercial success between 1988 and 1992, and toured with many bands including Run-D.M.C., UB40, David Bowie, Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones. Reed has taken a long journey in this industry, coming back recently in 2008, writing and performing new music with experiences with the “rock star image” behind him.
In the 1990’s he started an independent record company in his hometown of Portland, Oregon to help promote local Northwest bands, while at the same time studying acting. Dan was cast in a number of plays and small role’s in television and film projects, and was given great reviews for his performances, which gave him confidence to take it to the next logical step: screenplay writing. Zigzag, a script penned by Dan, caught the eye of a local production company in Portland and was produced in 1997 with Mr. Reed playing the leading role. The film reached the Top 20 in Billboard’s home video rental category.
Since 2008, Reed has actively toured Europe and the US since 2008. A solo album, Coming Up for Air, was released in 2010, and the follow up, Signal Fire, in 2013. Most recently, Reed released the album Transmission in 2015, and he reunited with the Dan Reed Network to record and release the album X in the summer of 2016.
Dan Reed are building up to the release of new album “Origins”on Friday 23rd November with an extensive UK tour surrounding the release of the album. The upcoming album “Origins” was recorded in 4 different studios across the globe. Creating a unique experience for the band and fans alike, eager speactors were invited into the studio to watch the recording sessions, with the band playing to 500 fans across the span of the six months of recording time.
“We felt we were in the unique position to make this an immersive global event and break down the boundaries between those who love creating music and those love enjoying it,” Dan Reed reflects, “Each studio provided its own variety of motivation. Whether that be the knowledge of artists of who’d recorded there in the past, personal memories of the location we were in or the friendly faces watching on and inspiring us directly.”
Check out the music video for the track “One Last Time” off the upcoming album below:Tracks by Dan Reed