Dan Reed Network at 100 Club, London - live review
Recently re-formed funk-rockers show they’re more than just a great memory
It’s been almost three decades since the Dan Reed Network first asked that the class pay attention, please, in the intro to Get To You (from their sel-titled debut album), but all those years fall away immediately as the now shaven-headed frontman approaches the front of the stage at the sold-out 100 Club and asks the same thing of tonight’s audience. Along with the gleaming-domed Reed, the audience too are older and wiser, matured, considered. When the Network run through a gleeful Baby Now I, everyone present struts and funks like they’re auditioning for a part in Prince’s band.