Formed as an outtake by Darren Wharton after the demise/retirement of Thin Lizzy. A wonderful moment in UK AOR and a band that could have gone places had they stuck to the same gameplan and not got carried away by the hype.
Darren Wharton went to ground for a few years, keeping his head low as the grunge scene flew overhead, returning seven years later refreshed, recharged and de-electrified, as Dare emulate British contemporaries Iona and Irish favorites Clannad in a celtic flavored melodic style.
The original 'Calm Before The Storm' was released back in 1998. Darren Wharton has seen fit to obtain the rights to his music, and reissue it in 2012 with a new line-up, completely re-recording the songs plus adding two new ones. The overall result is pretty good..