Dan Reed Band featuring Dan's European Touring and Recording Band, comprised of Rob Daiker on guitar (Portland), Brooke Lizotte on Keys (Seattle), Robert Ikiz on drums and percussion (Istanbul) and Bengan Jonasson on bass (Stockholm).
Dan Reed was born in Portland, Oregon, but in early childhood moved to South Dakota after his mother remarried the owner of a cattle ranch. Growing up on 2000 acre's of land as an only child gave Dan plenty of time to daydream and it was here, riding tractor in the summer sun that Dan first fantasized about becoming a musician while listening to the Doobie Brothers, Kiss, Cheap Trick and Van Halen blaring on the tractor cabs' AM radio. All through his high school years he played trumpet in the school band, while studying Shoto-Kan Karate, and participating in every sport he could get his hands and feet in to, but it wasn't until a Japanese exchange student named Tsutomu Oki taught him how to play guitar that Dan realized that this was what he was searching for... the world of writing songs. After graduating from Aberdeen, South Dakota's Central High School, he packed his bags and headed west to Portland, Oregon, his place of birth and the closest 'big city' he could find near the ocean, a place he held in his childhood memory and missed dearly living in the Midwest.
During a year long journey in India, Dan had met many Israeli musicians and artists vacationing throughout the country and became fascinated with the stories of Israeli life, the hope and the tragedies, and after meeting a fashion designer turned energy healer named Adi Hadani, he decided he would venture to the Middle East to see what he could learn about the beauty and the conflict of this most interesting and enigmatic part of the world. Upon visiting Kfir Shtivi in Jerusalem, an Israeli musician he met in Varanasi, India, Dan made the decision to re-locate his recording studio and his life from Portland to the ancient city of Jerusalem in 2006. It was here that he found the renewed spirit to channel his energies to his first love. MUSIC.
Coming Up For Air
It was at this time Max Wasa, an old friend, musical producer and creator of LIQUID MUSIC GROUP, offered to take Mr. Reed out of the home studio and bring his music back in to the light of the public. Max enlisted her long time associate Clay Ostwald of Miami Sound Machine and with his partner Tommy Anthony of RED ROCK PRODUCTIONS, they collaborated with Max and co-produced the tracks Dan had begun tracking back in Jerusalem, working with Israeli and Palestinian musicians alike. This process was the beginning foundation of how half of the new album was created. The second stage was 'coming back home' to Portland and working with producer/artist Rob Daiker at 'The Commune' studios which culminated in producing 6 more tracks and creating the finished product- 'Coming Up For Air'.
Dan now lives in Paris, where he has created the new label 'ZERO ONE' where his debut solo album will be released, as well as many other artist will be represented. With 'Coming Up For Air' Dan presents a group of songs that mirror his life journey and the search for that elusive deeper resonance we all hunger for at some point in our lives. With songs composed from Hong Kong to New Delhi, Jerusalem to London, he has come full circle to do what he has always done best- create and to perform to all who will listen.
Official Website: http://www.aladdin-theater.com/show_page.aspx?eventid=1978
Added by snowwhiter18 on January 18, 2011