Tag Archives: Darren Wharton

DARE announce “Road To Eden” album, new single and October 2022 UK Tour

UK Rock band DARE are set to return with their highly anticipated 10th studio album Road To Eden released by Legend Records on Friday 1st April 2022.  The first single Born In TheStorm will be released on Friday 14th January 2022. Pre-save the single at https://levelmusic.lnk.to/BornintheStorm.  DARE Born in the Storm Pre-order the album on CD here or digital HERE To support …

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Dare – ‘Sacred Ground’

Dare, a melodic rock band hailing from Manchester and formed in 1988, have just today (Friday 15 July) released their seventh studio album – a highly anticapted release for all their fans.  I had the privilege of seeing them live when they last played Belfast, and they put on a fantastic …

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Dare – Belfast, Limelight 2 16/05/2014

Dare - Darren Wharton - Live in Belfast

Over the past three decades or so, Darren Wharton has been a regular visitor to these shores, both as a member of Thin Lizzy – into whose ranks he was recruited, at the tender age of 17, by the late, great Phil Lynott, and with whom he remained until the …

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Dare – Interview with Darren Wharton

Dare - Darren Wharton

Perhaps best known to a certain generation as the keyboard player with Irish brawl ‘n’ roll legends Thin Lizzy, Darren Wharton simultaneously has pursued a successful career with his own band Dare. With his commitments to what many may argue as being the “tribute” version of Lizzy, Wharton has had …

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Thin Lizzy + Trucker Diablo @ Limelight 1, Belfast – Wednesday December 12th 2012

It’s a discussion which has been held in bar rooms up and down the land – and, indeed, on these very pages: the merits and demerits of what happens after an iconic band loses one of its pivotal members – and particularly someone in turn as iconic as their frontman. …

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Dare – ‘Calm Before The Storm 2’

Briefly, back in the late 1980s, Dare were the darlings of the UK’s FM-friendly scene:  their stunning 1988 debut album, ‘Out Of The Silence’, is quite deservedly remembered as a classic of both the genre and the era:  spawning two minor hit singles, both it and its follow up, ‘Blood …

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Thin Lizzy – Belsonic, Custom House Square, Belfast – 18 August 2012

The setting for this evening’s unofficial ‘homecoming’ – and Thin Lizzy’s first outdoor festival gig in Belfast – is a man made auditorium, close by the River Lagan, with apartment blocks to the front and side of the stage, the density of which looms over the normally imposing edifice of …

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