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Dan Reed Network: We are the soldiers who fight for the soul

Dan Reed has a good idea of what fans want from a DRN show.

“They’re expecting to have fun and to let loose, groove a little bit. Danny Vaughn from Tyketto told me: ‘It’s the only time you’ll see a bunch of white people groovin’ their heads like a bunch of black people’,” he laughs.

“It’s really about cutting loose, shaking out all the negative energy in your body, and having a bombastic, fun time with the band.”

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Dan Reed Network return to 100 Club as Champions

Following their triumphant album launch show in London last year, Dan Reed Network are returning to 100 Club this March.

The band play the legendary venue in Oxford Street on 10 March as part of an extensive UK tour. Tickets for the 11-date trek are available now.

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Dan Reed Network: Born to be one

Dan Reed Network | 100 Club | 15 June 2016

Photo credit: Laurence Harvey

There’s no light show, no smoke machine, no video screens. It’s just five men – most on the other side of 50 – having as much fun as the audience. When the feet-on-fire frontman’s not pointing into the crowd, he’s air drumming or curling his fingers as if they’re tiger claws. The bassist, at various points, wears his bandana as a bandit mask, devises a dance routine to untangle his lead, and delivers punchlines with all the skill of a veteran stand-up. And the dreadlocked guitarist has the perpetual smile of a man on a tropical island rather than in a dark London basement club.

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Dan Reed Network: Never fade away

Photo credit: Amanda Rose

“When we were younger,” remembers Dan Reed, “a lot of our egos were involved. So we always wanted to make sure we shined as individuals and we had a lot of arguments about that consequently.

“Now we all realise it’s OK to not show off. In fact, it’s better to not show off, and give each other space to have time to think and to feel the music, as opposed to pushing it onto people.”

But don’t for one second think Dan Reed Network have gone soft. ‘Fight Another Day’, their first album in 25 years, more than lives up to its title – and the funk-rock legacy of classic songs like ‘Ritual’, ‘Get To You’, and ‘Rainbow Child’.

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Dan Reed Network ‘Fight Another Day’ at 100 Club

Dan Reed Network return with their first studio album in 25 years backed by a European summer tour that includes a performance at Sweden Rock Festival and a show at London’s 100 Club.

The London show, a release concert for ‘Fight Another Day’, takes place on 15 June 2016 and tickets are available now.

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