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What’s happening in the world of prog and other related scenes. News about gigs, record releases, new videos and band changes.

Kickstarter for Howard Sinclair’s new album

Howard Sinclair - The Light Broke InSinger-songwriter Howard Sinclair is running a Kickstarter campaign for his second album “The Light Broke In”, a followup to his début “The Delicious Company of Freaks”.

Howard Sinclair ought to be familiar to fans of Panic Room having supported the band many times. More recently he’s played keyboards for Also Eden and appears on their album “[REDACTED]“.

The new album will be full band project, now including former Morpheus Rising drummer Paul “Gibbo” Gibbons on drums alongside Patrick “Patch” Sanders on lead guitar and Becky Baldwin on bass. It features cover art by Mark Wilkinson, known for his iconic artwork for Marillion and more recently for Fish.

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Crimson Sky call it a day

Crimson Sky at Reading South Street Arts CentreSad news that Crimson Sky have decided to call it a day, with brief announcements on Facebook and Twitter this afternoon. They will be making one final live appearance on Sunday 16th Nov at The Louisiana in Bristol, supporting Also Eden.

We are very sad to announce that, after the gig supporting Also Eden on 16th November, we have decided to disband Crimson Sky. Martin, Clive, Moray, Adrian and Jane all thank you for your support. It has been lots of fun, and we’ll all remain good friends.

At the moment the band have no plans to record any of the new material that featured in recent live sets.

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Anna Phoebe – Mostar

“Mostar” by Anna Phoebe, taken from her forthcoming album “Between The Shadow And The Soul”

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Luna Rossa Album and Tour

Luna Rossa

Luna Rossa are now taking pre-orders for their second album “Secrets and Lies“, following on from last year’s superb “Sleeping Pills and Lullabies”. As well as the all-round talents of Anne-Marie Helder and Jon Edwards it also features guest musicians including Tim Hamill on guitar, Sarah Dean on Celtic harp, Andy ‘Wal’ Coughlan on double bass and the Luna Rossa String Quartet.

The band are also embarking on a short tour at the beginning of November.

  • Cardiff The Gate, Saturday 1st Nov
  • London The Borderline, Sunday 2nd Nov
  • Bilston Robin 2, Sunday 9th Nov
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AlithiA – Thirteen Revelations

Interesting mix of progressive textures and post-rock guitars from Australia

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Northern Oak

Want some folk-metal with cookie-monsters, flutes and fiddle that comes from Yorkshire rather than Finland? Of course you do!

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Allen/Lande – Lady of Winter

“Winterborn December child/Do you ever dream of spring/When the birds begin to sing”.

Tin Pan Alley called! They want their book of corny rhymes back. Musically, though, it’s great.

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Red Jasper – The Great and Secret Show pre-order

Red Jasper - The Great And Secret Show Red Jasper are now taking pre-orders for “The Great and Secret Show“, their first album in 17 years. The album is released in January 2015.

Pre-order the album now, and you can also get any one of their four previous albums for a fiver.

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Chantel McGregor tour dates

Chantel McGregor Tour Poster

Blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will be on tour for much of October, November and December. If you haven’t seen her live before, she’s not to be missed.

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Haken – Darkest Light

Haken release a promo video with a track from the forthcoming EP “Restoration”.

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