- 70's / 80's Jesus Music
- 1984 Refuge
- For fans of:Rez, Barnabas, Jerusalem, Ted Nugent, Triumph, Rush, Kiss, ACDC
The Daniel Band is a Canadian Christian metal group formed in 1979 in Toronto. They were pioneers in the contemporary Christian music industry for their sound that ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. During the early to mid 1980s, they were one of the most popular and important bands of their genre in the Christian music industry. The group originated in 1979 in suburban Toronto, Ontario, and were based out of a Brethren Assembly in Scarborough, Ontario called Bendale Bible Chapel which held a weekly coffeehouse (The One Way Inn) in its church basement, that featured various Christian rock groups, that the band members played in. The Daniel Band suffered from the same problem that all Christian rock acts in Canada face in the country's tiny Christian music industry. In order to maintain a career, Christian musicians in Canada must play in the secular market or break into the immense American CCM industry. Daniel Band were never interested in playing bars and clubs. Though they had critical acclaim, played to large audiences, and had a large grassroots fan base, they never reached their goal of mainstream success in the American CCM market. Nevertheless, no other Canadian Christian musician or group has ever matched their success. The band placed as a top three finalist in the 1982 Homegrown concert sponsored by Toronto radio station Q107, and played at the El Mocambo with the champion, Oliver Heavyside (listed in One-Hit Wonders--US and, as the Partland Brothers, as One-hit wonders in Canada) and runner-up, The Cameo Blues Band, both longtime professional bar bands on the Toronto scene.