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Sounds Like: Yes, Rush, King Crimson, Aerosmith, Genesis
Bio: Flash was formed in London in 1971 when singer Colin Carter met ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks. Ray Bennett, friend of Yes drummer, Bill Bruford, joined on bass. Drummer, Mike Hough was found via an ad in The Melody Maker. Tony Kaye, ex-Yes keyboards, was a guest on the first album “FLASH”, but ...See Full Bio
“.............. A recently revived band of the 70's (an Yes offshoot at that, though neither Tony Kaye nor Peter Banks are part of it), headliners Flash were eagerly awaited by a good part of the audience. An extremely professional and well-honed outfit, with two of their original members left (vocalist Colin Carter and guitarist Ray Bennett), they delivered a set mixing old classics and material from their forthcoming new CD. While belonging to the symphonic prog family, their compositions also have a warm, classic feel, strengthened by the members’ dynamic stage presence. Carter’s vocals, though, still bring Jon Anderson to mind, and there is enough instrumental intricacy to please hardcore prog fans. Their catchy yet complex sound is clearly viewed as a touchstone by modern bands that offer their own personal interpretation of the vintage sound of the 70's. Flash came across as consummate musicians and performers, with top-notch songwriting and excellent stage craft. ”