Greg Lake's UK tour starts 03 September 2006 in Cardiff. Full dates below:
03 September 2006 - St. David's Hall - Cardiff
04 September 2006 - Broadway Theatre - Peterborough
05 September 2006 - Embassy Theatre - Skegness
07 September 2006 - Pavilion Theatre - Rhyl
10 September 2006 - Sheffield City Hall
11 September 2006 - Assembly Halls - Derby
12 September 2006 - De Montfort Hall - Leicester
13 September 2006 - Royal Albert Hall - London
14 September 2006 - Civic Hall - Wolverhampton
15 September 2006 - Colston Hall - Bristol
17 September 2006 - Lowry Theatre - Manchester
18 September 2006 - The Hexagon - Reading
19 September 2006 - Pavilion Theatre - Bournemouth
21 September 2006 - Fairfield Halls - Croydon
22 September 2006 - St. George's Hall - Bradford
24 September 2006 - Journal & Tyne Theatre - Newcastle
25 September 2006 - Concert Hall - Glasgow
26 September 2006 - Concert Hall - Motherwell
Tony Levin (UK/USA), Univers Zero (Belgium), Ritual (Sweden), Lazuli (France) RPWL (Germany) and Indukti (Poland) have confirmed their participation at the Baja Prog-2007 festival, which will be held in Mexicali from March 21 to March 24, 2007.
Jose Luis Fernandez & Margarita Botello (Mexico) - "La Paciencia de Job"
Ebb-And-Flow (Spain) - "The Mask"
Marooned (Spain) - "The Dream Reaver"
Parthenon (Venezuela) - "Mare Tenebris" reissue
Two CDs will be released this autumn. Catalonia-based symphonic progressive band Amarok is regarded as one of the best live acts at various festivals around the world (Prog Day -USA, Baja Prog - Mexico, Gouveia - Portugal, as well as many others in Spain). With their unique sound mixing top-notch technologies with ancient Turkish/Middle East instruments and beautiful female vocals, Amarok will soon be back with two new CDs: "Retrospectiva" ("Retrospective") and "Sol de Medianoche" ("Midnight Sun"). The former is a compilation, which includes some of their best tunes and some unreleased and live tracks as well. A perfect introductory CD for those new to this band and a must have for the fans. The latter is a new studio CD, a classic for the future.
Jose Luis Fernandez Ledesma & Margarita Botello:
Jose Luis Fernandez Ledesma is one of the biggest names in the Mexican progressive / experimental rock, and Margarita Botello has a wonderful mezzo soprano voice. They've just released their new CD "La Paciencia de Job", which is in the vein of "Al Filo".
Ebb-And-Flow: have their first CD "The Mask" ready. The music is both powerful and romantic. Imagine Sagrado Coracao da Terra, Halloween and Jadis playing Camel.
Marooned: Also a debut CD, "The Dream Reaver", a kind of Spanish answer to Twelfth Night with the influences of Pink Floyd and Van der Graaf Generator.
The reissue of "Mare Tenebris" will be on the streets next month, re-packaged and with improved sound quality. This is 70's progressive rock full of vintage analog keyboards and complex melodies, the CD featuring members of Amarok.
A new release (CD + DVD) from this power trio is expected soon. The NTSC DVD includes the highlights of the band's recent shows in Madrid and some extra material. For fans of King Crimson and beyond.
Negua (Spain) are working on their new CD "A Way Out", featuring also
members of Unoma and Dracma. Neo prog with a harder edge; appeals to fans of Rush, Iluvatar and Knight Area.
Jose Luis Fernandez Ledesma and friends (including ex-Decibel/Nazca violin player Alejandro Sanchez, ex-Nirgal Vallis bass player Hugo Santos, drummer Adrian Zarate and vocalist Margarita Botello, of course) will start recording their first CD next month in Jose's studio in Mexico City.
Prymary is a Progressive Rock/Metal band from Southern California. "The Tragedy Of
Innocence" is their second album. The story is based on real events and tells the story of a young woman who must deal with abuse, and how those events steer her towards a chaotic adult life. Musically, it is some of the most adventurous music the band has ever composed. The music runs the range from heavy to light in order to capture the emotions of the story.
Guy Manning's new (his eighth) album traces the history of one family told though the eyes of their last descendent, searching on the 'last remaining hill' to discover the secrets of his own past and uncover the Universal patterns that surround us all. The styles range from swirling acoustic numbers similar to his debut album to more complex ensemble arrangements reminiscent. Guy, as a multi-instrumentalist, plays most of the instruments himself, but once again, this album features the same core of talented musicians that have helped Guy both craft his music into complete albums and to perform them live (since 2000).
ProgRock Records and Think Tank Media are proud to announce their new strategic partnership where ProgRock Records will distribute the latest Think Tank Media titles in North America beginning on 09/26/2006 with the DVDs Erik Norlander and
Friends - "Live in St. Petersburg" and Lana Lane - "10th Anniversary Concert". ProgRock Records will also distribute the classic CDs, Erik Norlander's "Music Machine" and Lana Lane's "Lady Macbeth", "Queen of the Ocean" and "Secrets of Astrology". ProgRock Records has commissioned the acclaimed distributor Ryko to extend its reach into all of the major chains and online shops.
The collaboration with Annie Haslam "Night and Day" has arrived. This four track EP contains three versions of the song written by Rob and Christina especially for Annie, plus a lovely instrumental written and performed by Rob called Essence of Love. The Annie Haslam painting of the same name, which adorns the cover of the single, inspired this piece. The song also features the entire Magenta live band plus a stunning contribution from Troy Donockley (Iona) on Uilleann pipes and whistles. Track listing: 1) Night and Day (lead vocal by Annie), 2) Night and Day (evening mix), 3) Essence of Love, 4) Night and day (duet with Christina of Magenta). The EP costs just GBP 4.00 (including postage to anywhere in the world) and can be purchased from Progrock UK.
Chimpan A is a new project co-written, performed, produced and engineered by Rob Reed which also features the vocal talents of Steve Balsamo (The Storys, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Rob Thompson (The Storys) on guitar. The CD also features vocals from Christina (Magenta), Sam Brown (David Gilmour, Jools Holland, solo) and well-known Welsh classical soprano Shan
Cothi. London-based poet Tony Dallas also contributes some remarkable spoken word passages. The band has made innovative use of samples from Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and the choral work of British composer John Tavener and while the project is very different to Magenta - it should appeal to anyone who enjoys Massive Attack, Peter Gabriel, Zero 7, Bjork or Jakatta particularly. You can hear samples of the CD here and complete songs here. The Chimpan A official website is now up and running. The CD costs GBP 10.00 and can be purchased from Progrock UK.
F2 Night - Magenta, Credo & Ezra
As previously announced, F2 will be holding a special night of Prog featuring 3 great bands from the label. Ezra will open, followed by Credo and headlined by Magenta. A night of fun, great music and some surprises, including one or two interesting tracks! Details below.
Sunday 26 November 2006 6:00pm - The Robin 2, Bilston, UK
Tickets GBP 12.00 in advance (Door price GBP 14.00)
Friday 08 September 2006 7pm - The Borderline, London
Tickets GBP 12.00 Magenta only show