RanestRane were invited as support band to open the show on 21 March 2015. This is SEMI, a suite from the album A SPACE ODYSSEY PART ONE – MONOLITH. The Marillion Weekend is a convention that takes place every two years in Port Zéland (NL). It host thousands of fans of the band, all over the world
Gabriel Agudo: Lead vocals and guitars
Jorge Tenesini: keyboards, synthesizers and programming
Alex Calvera: Bass and Moog bass pedals
Ariel Trifunoff: Lead guitars and backing vocals Fernando Cornejo: Drums and backing vocals
This is a special piece of film to accompany the release of the live single ‘And Dream Of Sheep’. The vocal was performed live while filming Kate lying in the huge water tank at Pinewood Studios. This was to create a sense of realism, as the character in the song is lost at sea. However it became more realistic than Kate had imagined. She spent so long in the water during the first day of filming that she contracted mild hypothermia. She recovered after a day off and carried on filming. Everyone agreed it had added to the authenticity of the performance. This film was then projected onto a large oval screen which hung above the stage during the performances of her live show.
Astralis is a Chilean progrock band rooted in 1999. The musical brainchild is guitarist and singer Patricio Vera-Pinto.
The music is scouting the borders between symphonic and neo prog with the emphasis on the latter genre, especially the early Marillion and Pendragon fans will be pleased. The varied, modern sounding keyboard work is wonderful and the guitarplay powerful, often very moving.
The Spanish vocals sound warm, it is a pleasant Latin-American flavor on this beautiful album by the promising Chilean progrock band Astralis.