BEYOND WAR 1985-1989
Daniel's first professional gigging band, the group included musicians Daniel had played with during his high school years including his friend and collaborator, multi-instrumentals Timothy Favro and Guitarist / Bassist James Corey Collins.
The band was known for playing complex progressive rock and fusion. During an evening with Beyond War audiences would hear a mix of original compositions and covers including songs from King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Vital Information, Jeff Beck< Pat Metheny, Frank Zappa and other jazz and progressive music innovators.
Beyond War played its last Tulsa gig in 1987. Thereafter, founding members Daniel and James Corey Collins moved to Northern California where they have lived ever since. To their surprise, the rest of the band followed only a few weeks thereafter. Living together in small cabin in the woods in Boulder Creek, California, Beyond War was reborn and continued creating music and playing gigs until the devastating Loma Preita earthquake struck Santa Cruz in late 1989.