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

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).

British AOR band formed in 1985 by frontman Darren Wharton, formerly keyboard player for [artis]Thin Lizzy. Their debut album in 1988 Out of the Silence is considered a true classic from every AOR fan around the world. In 1991 they released Blood from Stone a much heavier hard rock album which is also classic for its genre although it didn't have a great success. After seven years of silence Dare changed their line up , Darren Wharton decided to start producing Dare's albums in his own studio from this point on. In 1998 Calm Before the Storm was released with a new sound of unique classic rock with balanced electric and acoustic gutitars and a multilayered production . In 2001 their next album Belief was released with a major change in the band's sound into more atmospheric classic rock along with celtic inlfluences . Dare established a really unique and trademark sound along with very emotional lyrics . In 2004 Dare released Beneath the Shining Wate" with a darkier and more sentimental laid back sound than Belief which was followed by a live DVD release Power of Nature: Live in Munich.


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