Dan Reed Network – 8th November 2018 – Newcastle Riverside

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

The Dan Reed Network - 8th November 2018 - Newcastle Riverside
The Dan Reed Network – 8th November 2018 – Newcastle Riverside

The Dan Reed Network back in town and funkier than ever on the banks of the Tyne! I have a long history with this band being one of the first DJs to champion them in the North East Rock Clubs and also DJd their first ever Toon gig at the original Riverside, way back when we all had a lot more hair! So it was a pleasure to see and photograph them here.

Tonight, at the newer Riverside venue, a healthy sized audience got their groove on to old classics Forgot To Make Her Mine, Get To You, Doing The Love Thing alongside new tracks Champion, Divided and Save The World from the new album Fight Another Day.

The Dan Reed Network – 8th November 2018 – Newcastle Riverside
The Dan Reed Network – 8th November 2018 – Newcastle Riverside

The band are in fine form, tight as they’ve ever been with some saying the best they’ve been since that first appearance and Dan’s voice and presence is stronger than ever. Brion James on guitar and Melvin Brannon on bass provide as much a focal point as Dan himself the pair of them not only nailing every lick but also looking every part the rock star that they always have!

Rainbow Child still holds a place in many hearts and the crowd are in fine voice singing the melody at the top of their lungs! The lovers’ anthem Stronger Than Steel sees many a couple having a cheeky cuddle and hand squeeze. The funk/rock anthem Ritual brings the set to a close but the promise of a return and new album (plus a solo show nearby next week) keeps the fans spirits high!!

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