Daniel Band emerged from Toronto, Canada's extensive Christian music scene in the early eighties and went on to become a pioneering force in the growing Christian hard rock movement. The bands history can be traced back to the day vocalist and bassist Dan McCabe and guitarist Toni Rossi met when the two were playing in separate bands the same evening at a local Christian coffee house. After guitarist Bill Findlay, who managed the coffee house, established a friendship with McCabe and Rossi as a result of booking both bands, Daniel Band officially come about when the three got together to make music. Please note that at the time its 1982 debut On Rock was recorded Daniel Band did not have a contract and only entered the studio after a friend of the band told them to "record an album and then send me a bill". (We all should be so lucky!) On Rock was initially picked up for distribution by Lamb & Lion Records after a music executive heard it that had connections with the Benson Company in the states.
The band debuted in 1982 and recorded albums until 1987. Their sound is similar to Rush and Triumph. In 2001 they reunited for a one time concert appearance at the Cornerstone Festival. Again, in the spring of 2009, Daniel Band returned to play two concerts in the Greater Toronto area.
Watch for the re-release of "On Rock" with three new tracks, in the spring of 2010 through Retroactive Records.
* Tony Rossi: Guitars
* Dan McCabe: Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
* Bill Findlay: Guitars, Keyboards
* Matt DelDuca: Drums, Percussion
* Peter Cosman: Drums (1982)