Dan Reed was born in the US in Portland, Oregon, but in early childhood moved to the countryside of 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.Dan Reed Network was a funk rock band formed by Dan Reed in Portland, Oregon, United States, in 1984. They released several albums during the mid- to late-1980s and scored a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988.After attending the Burning Man festival in late 2004 Dan began realizing that being pinned down in the nightclub world had it's dangerous side, for not only did he help create a great success with the OHM, but he also succumb to the darker side of the nightclub business. He realized his talent and his energy was being drained from the constant parties, substance abuse and endless late nights. With the upcoming release of the new Dan Reed CD "Coming up for Air", Dan presents a group of songs that mirror this life journey. With songs composed from Hong Kong to New Dehli, Jerusalem to London, he has come full circle to do what he has always done best- create, and most importantly... to sing to all who will listen. "What I have learned most on this path is that music brings people together and in a world of war, corruption, disease, and environmental destruction... 'together' is a good direction. I am constantly inspired and hopeful for the future of music. It is an amazing playground to feel connected inside and out. This creative journey has been a very wild and harrowing ride, but the view has been worth the price of admission."