Danger Danger

Danger Danger were formed in 1987 by Bruno Ravel (bass) and Steve West (drums) and rounded out by Ted Poley (vocals) Andy Timmons (guitar) and Kasey Smith (keyboards).

It didn’t take long for the band to be noticed by Epic Records’ Lennie Petze who signed them to his newly minted Imagine Records imprint. The self titled debut album was released in 1989 and is still today regarded as one of the classics of the “Hair Metal” genre sporting such hit singles as “Bang Bang” and “Naughty Naughty”.

The band followed it up in 1991 with another classic of the genre “Screw It”, which brought the band in tour with KISS and solidified Danger Danger’s place in the rock world. However fate and the change in the music climate eventually brought changes. Danger Danger recorded indeed their 3rd album “Cockroach” which wouldn’t see the light of day until eight years later as, upon completion of the album, the band parted ways with Ted Poley. Needing a replacement, friend and former Elektra recording artist, Canadian Paul Laine stepped in re-recording all the vocals but lawsuits from the departed singer caused Sony to decide it was in their best interest to shelve the record. Eventually, the band amicably parted ways with the label.

In 1995 Danger Danger returned with their first independent release called “Dawn”, a dark and introspective record which reflected dark chapter the band was into. However shortly thereafter Danger Danger would return to their unique sound and original melodic rock roots releasing “Four The Hard Way” in 1998 and “The Return Of The Great Gildersleeves” in 2000. Both records were greeted with stellar reviews from critics and fans the world over, further helping cement the band’s reputation.

After an eleven year absence, 2004 saw the return of original vocalist Ted Poley. The re-united band’s first show was in front of 25,000 people at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival. Danger Danger’s performance was hailed as one of the highlights of the three day festival, garnering rave reviews from both fans and critics alike. The following years saw Danger Danger touring again the US, Europe & Japan and keeping their fan base “hot” for the highly anticipated new album “Revolve” which is released to coincide with the 20th anniversary of their classic debut.

“I think it’s the best collection of songs we’ve ever assembled!” says Bruno Ravel presenting the new album. “There are no ‘filler’ tracks. Having said that, the sound is a bit updated, yet still retro and very “Danger Danger” sounding. Anytime you hear Ted sing, you immediately think… “Hey, that’s Danger Danger!” I think it’s the best he has never sounded on any record!”