Dare (band)
Dare
Origin Oldham, England
Genres Hard rock
Melodic rock
Years active 1985–present
Labels A&M Records (1988–1992)
Associated acts Thin Lizzy
Website http://www.dare-music.com/
Members
Darren Wharton
Richard Dews
Kevin Whitehead
Marc Roberts
Past members
Brian Cox
Vinny Burns
Greg Morgan
Nigel Clutterbuck
Martin Shelton

Dare is a hard rock band from Oldham, England, fronted by Thin Lizzy keyboard player Darren Wharton. They formed in 1985, and have released seven albums to date, including the #48 UK hit, Blood from Stone.[1]

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History

Dare was formed in 1985 by Darren Wharton after Thin Lizzy had broken up. By 1987, Dare had gained a local following in Oldham and they were offered recording contracts from A&M, RCA and MCA Records. The band's debut album, Out of the Silence, was released in 1988 on A&M Records. Dare had minor success in Europe, but album sales flagged and the band was dropped from their label after their second album Blood from Stone (1991).

The band have had four appearances in the UK Singles Chart. These include "The Raindance" (#62, 1989), "Abandon" (#71, 1989), "We Don't Need a Reason" (#52, 1991) and "Real Love" (#67, 1991).[1]

The band continues to this day, but have departed from their hard rock and melodic rock roots, and now feature a heavy celtic influence.[2]

Dare are also notable for featuring Brian Cox in their original lineup. Cox played keyboards on the Out of the Silence record, before earning a first class honours degree in physics. He is now better known for his work in particle physics, and his presenting work on science programmes on BBC Television and radio.[3]

Dare appeared at the Firefest Festival in October 2010.

Dare went to Disneyland once and temporarily lost their car.[4]

Discography

  • Out of the Silence (1988)
  1. "Abandon"
  2. "Into the Fire"
  3. "Nothing is Stronger than Love"
  4. "Runaway"
  5. "Under the Sun"
  6. "The Raindance"
  7. "King of Spades"
  8. "Heartbreaker"
  9. "Return the Heart"
  10. "Don't Let Go"
  • Blood from Stone (1991)
  1. "Wings of Fire"
  2. "We Don't Need a Reason"
  3. "Surrender"
  4. "Chains"
  5. "Lies"
  6. "Live to Fight Another Day"
  7. "Cry Wolf"
  8. "Breakout"
  9. "Wild Heart"
  10. "Real Love"
  • Calm Before The Storm (1998)
  1. "Walk on the Water"
  2. "Some Day"
  3. "Calm Before the Storm"
  4. "Rescue Me"
  5. "Silence of Your Head"
  6. "Rising Sun"
  7. "Ashes"
  8. "Crown of Thorns"
  9. "Deliverance"
  10. "Still in Love With You"
  11. "Run to Me"
  • Belief (2001)
  1. "Silent Thunder"
  2. "Dreams on Fire"
  3. "White Horses (Lions Heart)"
  4. "Belief"
  5. "Run Wild Run Free"
  6. "We Were Friends"
  7. "Falling"
  8. "Where Will You Run To"
  9. "Take Me Away"
  10. "Promised Land"
  11. "Phoenix"
  • Beneath the Shining Water (2004)
  1. "Sea of Roses"
  2. "Days Gone By"
  3. "Silent Hills"
  4. "Beneath the Shining Water"
  5. "The Battles That You've Won"
  6. "Allowed to Fall"
  7. "I'll Be the Wind"
  8. "Where Darkness Ends"
  9. "Storm Wind"
  10. "Last Train"
  • The Power of Nature (Live in Munich) (2005) also on DVD
  1. "Sea of Roses"
  2. "Storm Wind"
  3. "Where Darkness Ends"
  4. "Silent Hills"
  5. "Some Day"
  6. "Silent Thunder"
  7. "The Fire"
  8. "We Will Return"
  9. "Song for a Friend (The King)"
  10. "White Horses"
  • Arc of the Dawn (2009)
  1. "Dublin"
  2. "Shelter in the Storm"
  3. "Follow the River"
  4. "King of Spades" (re-recording)
  5. "I Will Return" (re-recording of "Return The Heart")
  6. "Emerald" (Thin Lizzy cover)
  7. "When"
  8. "The Flame" (Cheap Trick cover)
  9. "Still Waiting"
  10. "Kiss the Rain"
  11. "Remember"
  12. "Circles"

Members

Current members

Former members

References

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 140. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Darren Wharton". Lords of Metal. http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showinterview.php?id=1194&lang=en. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Smith, David (14 September 2008). "Profile of Brian Cox". London: The Observer. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/sep/14/cern.particlephysics. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  4. ^ . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buL6ATRHFqk&feature=player_embedded.  Youtube.com

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