We are excited to announce that we’ll be heading over to your fine continent this very year! We’re trying to play in as many countries as possible but if you don’t see your hometown on the list – don’t panic! More dates will be announced over the coming weeks.
Should you choose to grace us with your wonderful presence at these fine establishments, then you will be rewarded by our customary hijinks and the opportunity to see us play songs from our brand spanking new album, “You Know What..?”. Talking of which, are you aware that it’s being released this week? No? Really?!? Well, it is! On Friday the 28th of June to be precise. Deluxe and standard editions are available from our webstores. Head over to our website for ticket links and album purchases, and we’ll see ya on the road 🙂
EUROPE TOUR LEG 1
November 10th – Budapest (Hungary) – Ellatohaz November 11th – Vienna (Austria) – Szene November 12th – Kosice (Slovakia) – Collosseum November 13th – Bochnia (Poland) – Oratoria SW Kingi November 15th – Warszaw (Poland) – Venue TBA November 16th – Olomouc (Czech Republic) – S Klub November 17th – Bratislava (Slovakia) – MMC November 18th – Munich (Germany) – Strom November 20th – Hamburg (Germany) – Fabrik November 21st – Bensheim (Germany) – Musiktheater Rex November 23rd – Winterbach (Germany) – Strandbar November 24th – Dortmund (Germany) – Piano November 26th – Oslo (Norway) – Cosmopolite November 27th – Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pusterwik November 28th – Malmö (Sweden) – KB November 30th – Stockholm (Sweden) – Nalen Klubb December 2nd – Helsinki (Finland) – Virgin Oil December 3rd – Tampere (Finland) – Olympia December 4th – Jyvaskyla (Finland) – Lutakko December 6th – Istanbul (Turkey) – Zorlu Center December 7th – Istanbul (Turkey) – Zorlu Center December 9th – Sofia (Bulgaria) – City Stage December 11th – Tel Aviv (Israel) – Venue TBA December 13th – Tenerife (Canary Islands) – Venue TBA December 14th – Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) – Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
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January 16th – Esch sur Alzette (Luxembourg) – Rockhal January 17th – Verviers (Belgium) – Spirit of 66 January 18th – Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – De Boerderi January 19th – Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – De Boerderij January 21st – Newcastle (UK) – The Cluny January 22nd – Edinburgh (Scotland) – Liquid Room January 23rd – Manchester (UK) – Academy 2 January 25th – London (UK) – Islington Assembly Hall February 3rd – Bilbao (Spain) – Kafe Antzokia February 4th – Madrid (Spain) – But February 7th – Lisbon (Portugal) – Lisboa Vivo February 9th – Seville (Spain) – Sala Custom February 10th – Murcia (Spain) – Garaje February 11th – Valencia (Spain) – Rockcity February 12th – Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo
PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The band will release their self-titled debut album on July 5th, 2019.
Today they launch a play-through video courtesy of Ted Leonard for their latest single ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’.
John Boegehold comments: “Dave and I wrote this a while back from the viewpoint of a guy feeling sorry for his lot in life. I love the bass tone he came up with and Ted’s guitar tone is classic 70s. Is voodoo-swamp prog a genre?”
The album has already been receiving great reviews, find a few of them below:
“shiny and soulful but spiky symphonic prog” – Prog Magazine
“a must-have for any respectable music collection”– Power of Prog
“a strong album with top-notch performances from some of the best players in the prog world” – Sonic Perspectives
“this album is a must-have.” – Progressive Music Planet
Originally a vehicle for a few tracks John had been working on in early 2018, he quickly came up with enough music to work towards producing an album. With that in mind, he enlisted the talents of Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Ted Leonard (vocals & guitar) & Dave Meros (bass), with Boegehold handling all the synths. He adds: “Besides live strings on a few songs and a female backing vocalist on another, it was all done between the four of us with Dave and Ted ending up as co-writers on some of the material.”
With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.”
The album will be released on limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Pre-order now here: www.insideoutmusicshop.com
As John notes, as the project came together it quickly became apparent that they would want to take this material out live: “Originally it was intended to be a recording project but as it was coming together we started talking seriously about doing it as a live band. Because of the complexity of a lot of the material, it’ll require an additional musician or two to pull it off live. The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.”
Stay tuned for a first taste of music from Pattern-Seeking Animals in the coming weeks!
Nad Sylvan, the vocalist with Steve Hackett, recently announced the release of his new solo album ‘The Regal Bastard’ on July 5th, 2019. His third album for InsideOutMusic, and his 5th overall, this record is the final part of the Vampire trilogy that he began on 2015’s ‘Courting The Widow’.
Today he launches the third single from the album, and you can watch the video for ‘Whoa (Always Been Without You)’
Nad comments: “’Whoa’ is one of those gifts that just came to me while I was on tour in Italy last summer. It kept pounding in my head, like someone’s knocking on your door and won’t stop, even if you open it. To me, it’s probably the strongest song on the album. Very relatable lyrics, we’re all waiting for that big life changing moment in life, no matter the circumstances.”
Find some of the brilliant media reactions below: “a grandly elaborate theatrical production” – Prog “a carefully crafted sonic experience with precision instrumentation and is a superb showcase for Nad’s vocal, compositional and arranging talents.” – The Prog Report “Sylvan has nonetheless created an original, and vibrant example of modern progressive rock” – Metal Wani
Once more, Sylvan has pulled together a tremendous array of musical talent to bring his inspiration to life. “Almost everyone who worked on ‘The Bride Said No’ is back with me again. Anders Wollbeck has again co-written two songs and plays an array of instruments as well as co producing them. Steve Hackett plays guitar on one track, Guthrie Govan on two, while Tony Levin does the bass on a song. Jonas Reingold plays bass on much of the album, and Nick D’Virgilio handles the drums. And I also have the same female singers working with me once more, these being Sheona Urquhart, Jade Ell and Tania Doko. And on ‘Honey I’m Home’, there’s a big choir section, with every singer that has been involved with the 3 albums that make up the Vampirate trilogy, concluding the story in an honourable way. We also have Nick Beggs joining in on this part of the song.”
‘The Regal Bastard’ will be released as a limited CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), Gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Pre-order the album here: www.insideoutmusicshop.com
Track Listing 1. I Am The Sea 2. Oahu 3. Whoa (Always Been Without You) 4. Meet Your Maker 5. The Regal Bastard 6. Leave Me On These Waters 7. Honey I’m Home 8. Diva Time (Bonus Track) 9. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Bonus Track)
Nad comments: “For me, this is the best of the three records. I honestly believe it will delight the fans. It is maybe not as riff heavy as the others. I would describe the sound as coming from the notion of pop going prog, with R’n’B elements in there as well. It is very soulful. But that suits my style. I am a vocal chameleon, and you’ll hear that throughout. It is the finest possible way to bring the trilogy to an end.”
Nad will spend most of 2019 touring once again with Steve Hackett, as he celebrates the 40 years anniversary of “Spectral Mornings”, as well as the Genesis classic ‘Selling England By The Pound’. Find the full list of dates here: http://www.hackettsongs.com/tour.html
Los Angeles, CA – Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson has finished his new album “People Mover,” the most ambitious project of his career! The highly anticipated instrumental album for guitar trio will be released on July 1, 2019.
Says Scott, “The music has a lot of interplay due to a busy touring schedule with bassist Romain Labaye and drummer Archibald Ligonniere. I’d say this album is a bit more harmonic than ‘Vibe Station,’ and the rhythm section plays a bigger role in the music. The challenge was to come up with new tones and effects I haven’t used before, since like ‘Vibe Station,’ the songs are layered with multi guitar tracks.”
“People Mover” demonstrates Scott’s striking ability to combine elements of jazz, rock, funk and blues in an even more authentic, seamless and musical way than any of his previous work. Proof that after 35 years as a bandleader, Scott is a musician who’s playing and composing continues to grow.
From a recent interview, “My music isn’t for purists, that’s for sure, and I’m very thankful for my fans who are obviously open-minded and share my love for many different styles of music.”
Scott Henderson’s impressive work over the years as co-leader of the group TRIBAL TECH, leader of his own ground-breaking trio, and sideman to some of the best jazz artists of their generation, including the great Joe Zawinul, has elevated him to the front ranks of both Jazz and Blues. Catch Scott on tour in 2019: July in Europe, September in South America, and October in Asia.
The Spanish Hard Rockers GÜRU has returned to the present with its new video clip “Quédate”, song written and produced by David Palau and belonging to his third studio album RED.
This video directed by Sergi Milà, aims to reflect the duality between the inner personal world and the artistic exterior of each one of us. The musicians, with their lights and shadows, show the personal wear that the artist suffers due to his audience and the fragility that this entails with time. A story never before told through the harrowing voice of Dagarod.
On the verge of celebrating its 10 years of existence, GÜRU has wanted to release this last video clip “Quédate” before entering the studio again to prepare its next record.