Label: Esoteric/Cherry Red Records
Bio: Matt Stevens is a musician and composer from North London. He uses an acoustic guitar and a sampler to create multi layered tracks live. This is often called Live Looping. His music is compared with artists as diverse as John Mclaughlin and Sigur Ros. He plays live all over the UK. His latest alb... See Full BioMore Info
The story of Summer's End In 2004, Shaun Hunt, the then bass player in prog tribute band The Progs, launched a two-day prog festival in Chippenham, Wiltshire. ProgsFest, as the event was called, was an excellent weekend with a diverse line-up of prog bands, including headliners IQ and Ray Wilson. The festival was deemed a great success and looked set to become an annual event. After attending the Saturday of Progsfest, vocalist Huw Lloyd-Jones thrust a cassette of demos of fledgling band Also Eden into Shauns hand in the hope of playing the festival the following year. Shaun liked the demos and duly booked Also Eden to play at Progsfest 2005. However, due to personal issues, Shaun decided not to carry on with the following year's event. And this, dear reader, is where the Summer's End story begins ... Musicians and fans alike were very disappointed that Progsfest 2005 was cancelled but none more so than Huw. Finding gigs for prog bands was not an easy task and the prospect of playing to a couple of hundred actual, real-life prog fans was too good an opportunity to let go. So, undeterred by lack of knowledge, skills or experience, Huw decided to organise a festival himself (this does illustrate just how hard finding a good prog gig was!). The result was Summer's End. First a one day, then a two day and - for the past seven years - a three day event, held indoors, in small, intimate venue
THE LEEDS BRADFORD GUITAR SHOW, now in its 8th year, will once again take place at Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey, LS28 5TA on Sunday 5th October 2014 from 10am to 4.00pm. BUY, SELL AND TRADE new, used and vintage guitars, amps, effects and accessories at bargain prices. More than 70 exhibitors and dealers. Special Show bargains, workshops and demos. Many major retailers and distributors will be attending together with a host of second-hand and vintage dealers, parts suppliers and luthiers. As always, expect a varied and exciting line-up for the live music stage. Details to be announced. A great day out for any guitar enthusiast. Sponsored by Fret-King & Vintage Guitars, Hughes & Kettner Amps & HK Audio. Admission £5.00. Free parking. www.guitarshows.co.uk. Phone 01925 813185.
Although, well known Australian Progressive Rock group Unitopia have decided to call it a day, the musical spirit still lives on in the newly formed United Progressive Fraternity. A phoenix from the ashes, UPF are a tour de force with ex-Unitopia members Matt Williams on guitar, David Hopgood on drums, Tim Irrgang on percussion and the ever magical voice of Mark ‘Truey’ Trueack, whose vision this juggernaut is. Added to this, Mark has managed to corral some progressive rock heavyweights in the form of keyboard player, guitarist, vocalist and song-writer, friend Guy Manning (Manning, The Tangent). On 31 March, UPF will be formally announcing their existence with the video release of ‘The Water’, from the debut album ‘Fall in Love with the World’ (due for release in October 2014) and which includes a collaboration with ex- Yes front man Jon Anderson and input from former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett. Steve Unruh will also appear as a special guest on the album, playing the violin and flute.
This year celebrating twelve succesful years at the same venue, The Merseyside Guitar Show will take place on Sunday, 23rd November 2014 from 10am to 4.00pm at Aintree Racecourse Exhibition Centre, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool, L9 5AS and this year promises to be the biggest and best Show yet. Now one of the UK’s biggest regional Shows dedicated to guitars. Four floors with more than 80 exhibitors, collectors and dealers. Buy, sell and trade. New, second-hand and vintage guitars, amps and accessories. Special Show bargains for Xmas. Live music, workshops and demos all day. Details to be announced. Many national and independent stores, luthiers and dealers are attending. Fret-King & Vintage Guitars, Hughes & Kettner Amps & HK Audio, and PMT A great day out for any guitar enthusiast. Free parking. Cafe and licensed bar. Admission £6.00 at the door. www.guitarshows.co.uk. Phone 01925 813185
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