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DARE

- 1988
COUNTRY:
IRELAND
GENRE(S):
A.O.R., MELODIC HARD ROCK
SIMILAR BANDS:
BAD ENGLISH, FOREIGNER, JOURNEY, FM, STRANGEWAYS, FREE SPIRIT, THIN LIZZY, A.S.A.P., HOUSE OF LORDS, BON JOVI
Led by former Thin Lizzy keyboardist Darren Wharton, Dare's music blends melodic rock with the Celtic influences that have given AOR a certain revival.
TORPEDO - 18.12.2023
The creation of Dare dates back to Wharton's desire to pursue a new musical direction after the dissolution of Thin Lizzy. Joined by guitarist Vinny Burns in 1985, Dare began to develop their music, drawing inspiration from bands such as Journey, Styx and Magnum.

Their early efforts attracted the attention of the music industry, resulting in a four-year contract with A&M Records. With a solid foundation in place, Dare sets out to conquer the world of melodic rock.

In 1988, Dare released their long-awaited debut album, "Out of the Silence". The album showcases their talent as musicians and songwriters, earning them widespread critical acclaim. The album's title track, 'Out of the Silence', became an instant anthem, topping the charts in several countries.

The success of "Out of the Silence" propelled Dare onto the international scene. The band embarked on extensive tours, playing to full houses in Europe, Asia and the USA.

After the departure of some of the original members, Dare tried a new approach with their 1991 album "Blood From Stone". The soaring aspects disappeared in favor of more virile, heavy music. It was a disappointment for fans and for the band, who took 7 years to recover.

The 1998 album, "Calm Before the Storm", allowed Dare to raise their game, returning to the atmospheric AOR that had made them such a success. The album received positive reviews and marked a turning point in Dare's career, as they lost Brian Cox, Vinny Burns and Nigel Clutterbuck (the latter two were reinstated a few years later). The band didn't stop there, however, and continued to release quality opuses, notably "Belief" (2001) and "Beneath the Shining Water" (2004), consolidating their position as a respected force in the Celtic-tinged melodic rock genre.

After releasing an original "Arc Of The Dawn" made up of cover versions and two rereleases of their previous albums ("Calm Before The Storm" in 2012 and "Out Of The Silence" in 2018), which could have given the impression of a swan sing, Dare reassured their fans with "Sacred Ground" (2016), a genuine return to their roots, and above all "Road To Eden" in 2022, an inspired work that confirmed the band's return to the verdant heights of a unique and bewitching AOR.

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5 LAST LINKED REVIEWS
DARE_Road-To-Eden
Road To Eden (2022)
5/5
5/5
AUTRE LABEL / A.O.R.
DARE_Beneath-The-Shining-Water
Beneath The Shining Water (2004)
5/5
5/5
MTM / A.O.R.
DARE_Belief
Belief (2001)
4/5
-/5
SPV STEAMHAMMER / A.O.R.
DARE_Out-Of-The-Silence
Out Of The Silence (1988)
5/5
4.8/5
A&M / A.O.R.
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