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The Tangent new studio album ‘Proxy’

The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, will release their 10th studio album ‘Proxy’ on November 16th. Recorded during the band's tour with Karmakanic in 2017/18, which saw them with more chances than normal to work together on the record - hotel writing sessions, van discussions, soundcheck ideas - all of which have allowed the band to make an album that is as organic as they have achieved since their formation 15 years ago.  Andy Tillison comments: "Our belief is that Progressive Rock music is still a valid and viable musical form in 2018 and will continue to be so." ‘Proxy’ is a riot of juxtaposing styles, presented in a really direct manner and despite being firmly rooted in the stylistic traits of the Progressive Rock Genre takes some unexpected turnoffs and a major swerve. The albums kicks off with a trademark Tangent prog fantasia based around growling Hammonds, shrieking Synths, whirling guitars and sharp percussive bass  - influences of ELP, Egg, Hatfield & the North, Caravan and Camel proudly worn on their sleeves. 

 

Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly new album ‘Friendship’

Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly are pleased to announce ‘Friendship’, their brand new studio album, due out on November 9th. Following the release of 2017’s ‘On Her Journey To The Sun’, as well as 2018’s retrospective 5CD collection ‘Rumbling Box’, the band masterminded by former Beardfish frontman & current Big Big Train member Rikard Sjöblom, are happy to reveal their fourth full-length release.

The album will be available as a limited CD Digipak & gatefold 2LP + CD (both including 3 bonus tracks) as well as digital download.

 

Day of the Dreamer Tour - with Renaissance

New DVD Release & US Live Dates 2018!

Music legends Renaissance featuring Annie Haslam will be back in the US Northeast playing select dates in November 2018. Based on the great success in 2017 with the addition of a “10-piece Chamber Orchestra” on four of their shows, the band has been invited to once again bring this special line up to the Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ. November 17th. 2018 marks the 49th year since the band's formation and its tenth consecutive year of touring since their reactivation in 2009. Ms Haslam will be joined on stage by long time musical director and associate; Rave Tesar on piano, along with Geoffrey Langley on keyboards, Mark Lambert on guitars, Frank Pagano on drums and percussion, and Leo Traversa on bass. Tour dates:

NOV 8 THU - THE KENT STAGE - KENT, OH

NOV 9 FRI - THE TRALF - BUFFALO, NY

NOV 11 SUN - YMCA BOULTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - BAY SHORE, NY

NOV 15 THU - BALTIMORE SOUNDSTAGE - BALTIMORE, MD

NOV 16 FRI - NEWTON THEATRE - NEWTON, NJ

NOV 17 SAT - SCOTTISH RITE AUDITORIUM - COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (With The Renaissance Chamber Orchestra)

NOV 18 SUN - TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL - TARRYTOWN, NY

Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds.

 

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