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ESP - 'A Prog Rock Tour de Force' Live Album Launch
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ESP – 'A Prog Rock Tour de Force' Live Album Launch – is a collaboration with musicians from King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, Procol Harum, GTR, Landmarq and Lifesigns. The new band, formed by Producer/Guitarist Tony Lowe, and Drummer Mark Brzezicki, is showcasing the debut album, ESP and will include performances from most of the musical contributors.
Written and Produced by Tony Lowe, ESP is the first album Tony and Mark have worked on together, although they have both played extensively on Simon Townshend’s albums.
ESP – can be compared to Genesis, King Crimson, Yes, Roger Waters, The Alan Parson’s Project and Brand X.
MUSICIANS ON THE ALBUM…so far
Guitar/Vocals: Tony has worked with many artists as a guitarist including Simon Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Julian Lennon, Pet Shop Boys and Julien Clerc. As a producer has worked with David Cross, Toyah, John Foxx, Simon Townshend, Chris Gray, Bram Stoker, ’David Cross and Robert Fripp’ and many more.
Drums: Widely known as being the drummer in Big Country although his list of live and studio credits is endless, including Phil Collins, Sting, Procol Harum, The Cult and Midge Ure.
Electric Violin: David was violinist in King Crimson and famously played on ‘Larks Tongues in Aspic’ album and ‘Starless and Bible Black’ as well as touring extensively with the band which included Bill Buford and John Wetton. Now involved in many different recording projects including the David Cross Band. David and Tony worked together when they produced the ‘Cross and Fripp’ album ’Starless Starlight’ together in 2015, although their collaborations go way back.
Saxophones/Flutes: David played Saxophones and various other wind instruments for many years in Van der Graaf Generator and has also played with Peter Gabriel and Keith Tippet amongst many others. David worked with Tony and David Cross on the ‘Starless Night’ concert at the Bedford in 2015.
Bass: Mostly known for his work as a bass player with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Elton John, Mick Jagger, Robbie Williams, Mike Oldfield and Seal.
Bass: Along with his current band, Landmarq. Steve has also played with John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson, UK, Roxy Music) and Pete Banks, the original guitarist from Yes, amongst many others.
Vocals/Keyboards: John has released several self-produced albums as a solo artist and has collaborated with various musicians, including Simon Collins, (Sound of Contact), Jeremy Cubert and Tom Kraus of Prog band Iluvator.
John was classically trained at Liverpool Cathedral on the keyboard and voice and has played with many famous artists over the years, including, Greenslade, Asia, John Wetton, Fish, Paul Rodgers, Bonnie Tyler and many more. John has also written music for various TV productions. A consummate player and performer currently with the band Lifesigns.
Vocals: Alison’s work is lit by her vivid imagination. Her intuitive, heartfelt, often dramatic lyrics can be candid yet ambiguous making them a perfect match for Tony's evocative and imaginative music. As heard on many of their collaborations her clearwater, ethereal voice lifts this material to new heights of beauty.
Harp: Recently playing and recording with ‘The Artaud Beats’, Yumi has collaborated with many different musicians and projects including ‘You Me and Us’ with Daevid Allen and Chris Cutler and an album with Hugh Hopper.
Acoustic Guitar: Pat has written and recorded several albums of his own material and has toured extensively. He has also supported Annie Lennox, Johnny Cash, Emerson Lake and Palmer and Richard Thompson.
Doors 7.30 pm @ 229 VENUE 2
*Tickets: £12 Advance - £15 Door – at 229 The Venue & Ents24 (+booking fee)
*The ESP Project has an open door collaboration policy, thus the performer line-up may vary for shows and subsequent albums.
ESP Project - In 2019, Tony Lowe is joined by talented vocalist/lyricist Damien Child and another dimension is reached with soaring melodies alongside heartfelt passionate vocals over a weave of strong rhythmic drum, percussion and bass, often reaching new heights in symphonic prog. With Greg Pringle on Drums and Pete Clark on Bass this is a formidable combo of accomplished musicians performing with heart and soul and a must for anyone who liked the previous three ESP albums and shows, which together were given over 26 outstanding reviews by the music press and voted into the 10 top Progressive Rock albums of the year as well as in the top 10 albums in Europe and Japan. ESP Project – THE RISING (new album release) – Back with a sharp rise in temperature, the new ESP Project album is upbeat and powerful. This tight four piece band roars through a landscape sculpted by the powerful and moving music of Tony Lowe, coupled with insightful and heartfelt lyrics of Damien Child with his versatile and poignant vocals. With guitar and keys by Tony Lowe, the passionate grooves of Pete Clark’s bass, underpinned by the intense energy of Greg Pringle’s drums, this album takes the listener to another level in the ESP catalogue. Many of the songs from this album will be performed on the night as well as favourites from the last three releases.
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