When RoSFest 2020 was canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic and festival founder, George Roldan, went on to announce that he would no longer be organizing the festival, many bands and musicians thought they had seen the curtain come down on their dreams of playing at the beautiful Sarasota Opera House, none more so than those who had been scheduled to play that year.
One such band is Lobate Scarp, and we are delighted to announce that we were able to reschedule their performance for 2022.
We look forward to finally welcoming Adam Sears, Andy Catt, Peter Matuchniak, Lance Crane, and Emer Kinsella to Sarasota, and we can’t wait to hear their live performance. Watch the trailer.
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Lobate Scarp will kick off the 2nd day’s festivities on Saturday, April 16th, 2022. Lobate Scarp’s twist on Progressive Rock music will take you on a unique musical journey. Their music has given delight to fans of Yes, Rush, Queen, 80’s pop, and musical theater alike.
Video by: Adam Sears Song: Nothing Wrong from the Spirals and Portals (EP) 2019
This is the first time I have come across Lobate Scarp, who released their debut (and to date only) album back in 2012, followed it up with a single in 2016, and are now back with as EP. The band is based around singer and keyboard player Adam Sears, while other stalwarts have been Andy Catt (bass, vocals) and drummer Mike Gerbrandt: it is also interesting to see the involvement of none other than Rich Mouser, the famed Spock’s Beard producer. There are three new songs on this 25-minute-long EP, plus a slightly shortened radio edit of the opening song “Nothing Wrong.” Aside from the core band, they also bring in many more musicians when the time is right, although not as many as on their debut when (including the members of the choir) they boast more than 50 people were involved.
This is a pleasant melodic rock with progressive tendencies here and there, but there are some interesting sections and approaches which made me think more of neo-prog, especially on the rambunctious chorus for “Nothing Wrong”. I was enjoying what I was hearing, without anything massively resonating if I am being honest. Then I came to the third song “Beautiful Light”, which is different from the others both in style and content. It soars, it is commercial, it contains more diversity and spread than the others, and I sat up, paid real interest, and wished there were more like this. Hopefully, this EP, after such a gap, shows that the band is more active again as I really want to hear a full album from these guys. 7/10 Kev Rowland
12/5/2019 (Los Angeles, California)- Indie progressive-rock band Lobate Scarp is now in the final days of their Kickstarter campaign to help them make an epic full-length follow up to their 2019 EP Spirals and Portals, entitled You Have It All. According to their Kickstarter page, the new studio album will serve as an expansion to Spirals and Portals, interweaving the tracks within the album to tell a more cohesive story.
Rich Mouser, whose mixing repertoire includes Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Neal Morse, will not only once again mix the album but also produce. Current members of Yes, Billy Sherwood and Jon Davison, as well as Spock’s Beard Keyboardist Ryo Okumoto, will appear as guest musicians. Steve Leavitt, producer of Time and Space, will also return to co-produce. David A. Hardy, the world’s oldest living space artist, has once again created the album cover art, which has been revealed on the Kickstarter site. Prog rock fans will especially appreciate the two 15-minutes tracks they have planned including the album title track, a strong edgy piece made up of several parts.
You Have It All’s Kickstarter campaign, features a variety of great pledge rewards such as a special edition 2-CD booklet containing lyrics, credits, art, and a bonus disc containing an entirely instrumental version of the album. Some of the higher-level pledge rewards include T-shirts, a visit to a recording session at The Mouse House, house concerts, and very limited hand-knit “got prog?” drink cozies and Lobate scarves.
Lobate Scarp is a progressive opera-rock band located in Los Angeles. Their influences are far and wide and range from classic prog-rock of the 70’s such as Genesis and Yes, to 80’s pop to modern music as well as musical theater. Their debut Time and Space was made possible in 2012 by a successful Kickstarter campaign and has since received accolades from all over the world, played on radio shows, podcasts, and had reviews published in numerous music publications. The band is making their RoSfest debut next year in Sarasota, Florida and if their Kickstarter campaign is successful, they plan on having the new album ready for the festival weekend. “Spotlessly produced and skillfully performed, the music is large and panoramic in scope. Highly recommended for fans of symphonic prog”. – Jerry Lucky (The Progressive Rock Files)
RoSfest Gold tickets go on sale October 19th at 12:00 noon EST.
Gold Seat tickets gives you admittance to three days of the festival for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will be available for sale at the total ticket price of $355.00 each.
For credit card purchases, add an additional TBA.
Gold Tickets provide you with select premium seating, a special limited-edition Gold ticket wrist band and a 11″ x 17′ RoSfest autograph poster.
How to order tickets. Step 1. TBA
For patrons that donated advance funds to Guardians of the Galaxy, non-for-profit status funding, call George Roldan directly to select your seats. (484-432-7357)
Payment must be received within 10 days or your seat selection will be released. Once payment is received, your tickets will be mailed out to you. That’s it!
Refund Policy: All sales are final. We are unable to offer refunds, exchanges, or receive ticket donations.
About RoSfest The Rites of Spring Festival, better known as RoSfest, is the Premier International Art Rock Festival in North America and has successfully featured 159 Progressive Rock Bands over the past 15 years from around the world. Now in our 16th year, RoSfest is an annual 3-day event showcasing 11 prominent live bands featuring ALL original music from around the globe. Our new home at the Sarasota Opera House (an audio-files dream) located in Sarasota, Florida raises the bar even higher as RoSfest delivers an incredible line-up to perform in a spectacular venue located in one of the best vacation destinations in the USA
2020 Lineup: Cast – Big Big Train – Thank You Scientist – United Prog Fraternity – Pattern Seeking Animals – Arc Iris – Dilemma – Lobate Scarp – Moon Letters – The Tea Club
It’s been a while, but we’re back and lots of cool stuff is happening!
Our new EP “Spirals and Portals” comes out September 10. Everyone who pre-orders on Bandcamp, gets to download our new single “Nothing Wrong” immediately. Recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Neal Morse Band), the EP features recently released single “Nothing Wrong” (original and radio edit), previous single “Beautiful Light”, and a new seven and a half minute piece “And We Tried”. Steven Leavitt, producer of Lobate’s debut album Time and Space, returned to engineer and co-produce.
Time and Space musicians Adam Sears (Vocals, Keyboards, Songwriter), Andy Catt (bass), Andrea Whitt (Viola, Pedal Steel), Rachel Grace (Violin) return for the EP. Hoyt Binder, Lobate’s founding lead guitarist also returns to perform on “Nothing Wrong” and “And We Tried”. Several guest musicians were also involved in making these new tracks. We hope you enjoy the new tracks as much as we did making them. 🙂
Lobate Scarp is excited to play at next year’s RoSfest, one of America’s premier progressive rock festival which will take place in Sarasota, Florida. May 8-10. We are honored to have been invited to play along with such bands such as Big Big Train, Pattern-Seeking Animals, Moon Letters, and Dilemma. Needless to say, we have lots of work ahead of ourselves and we are looking forward to keeping everyone updated with new music, merch, and other assorted goodies. Keep in touch! Peace, Love, and Prog! Lobate Scarp
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