Stage Parades / Press

“Steve and Peter, For ten years I have listened to fabulous music by you and I am happy to say that in my collection I have all seven albums. Encore is the last one and I love this album very much and have played it many times. I like all kinds of music, soft and beautiful as well as mighty, but It is not easy to tell which ones are fave tracks when all of them are masterpieces to me. Anyway, I have picked out a few ones - Chilled, The Legacy and Shades Of Atami are very beautiful, Rebellion is giving us some interesting voices together with great music, Letting Off Steam is one of the tracks with the best sound effects you can't miss and Particles is dramatic and powerful. I thank you for all your wonderful music and I want you to know that I am proud to have your albums in my home”

“The Final Curtain is a success with many masterpieces. The way the tracks are built up musically is outstanding. I listen thoroughly to them all and enjoy everyone. Some of them may sound a bit special to me for different reasons, for instance: Road To Riches, with lovely sounds of keys (my weakness) Artis, love the exotic sound My Destiny, very soft and beautiful Café Noir, again I love the distinct keys Phoenix, trance music with a wonderful interlude at 2:07 Fylde Coast, beautiful, soft and romantic The Finnish Line, mighty and dramatic Stormchaser, cheerful like a happy ending in a Movie My CD boxes are ready, I made two because I wanted the first half of the tracks to have a different inner side and backside picture than the second half. I wanted all album photos to decorate the boxes. Easy done and always a joy to make my boxes in my own way. Thanks very much for this new album, I really love your music. Ami xx”

“Stage Parades stage their biggest and best parade to date Stage Parades 5th album is BIG value for money featuring a bumper 32 tracks. Twenty of the tracks are new recordings, three are re-edits of currently unavailable material and nine tracks are previously unavailable as downloads. As always with Stage Parades, their instrumentals are diverse and cross many genres of music. The double album starts with the gentle and well received track 'Guiding Light' and my other highlights would be 'Avalon' 'Level 95' 'Intrigue' 'Westward' 'Steer' 'Hem Ljuva Hem' 'Robots' 'Go With The Flow' and 'Rainbow'. All tracks can be heard in full on You Tube videos where much lower quality mp3's are used. Enchanted Nights has been included as it was featured on Channel 4's Hollyoaks and many people have requested it. Two albums are now deleted, but At Sixty and Through Sands Of Time are both still available here on Amazon.”

“The 6th album from Stage Parades is once again full of diversity in musical genres. The opening track Road To Riches has you tapping your feet from the off and is followed by the sitar rich Eastern feel of Artis. My Destiny is probably the stand out track for their easy listening fans with Sunset Promenade, Fylde Coast and Exmoor Park within the same genre. Overload, Electric Catwalk and Nucleus are more electric pop, Cafe Noir has a jazzy piano feel to it and The Finnish Line has a James Bond soundtrack theme. The Old Empty Barn is another track which shows diversity and creative talent. The album gels well together and is great value. Finally must mention Phoenix which is a triumph of trance and a highly recommended listen. Check out their videos on You Tube. Encore Stage Parades, Encore...”

“Re:- Arch Rivale. This is Stage Parades At their Ultimate. I am hearing wonderful instrumentation here, uplifting and most glorious. I needed to return twice to really look upon the beautiful photos and once more as I have always loved doing, to weave the music and images together engraved upon my memory as a single creation, in full appreciation. Yet, I am held still, fully captivated by the beauty in your music. Stage Parades has matured and grown as have your followers to become those who appreciate the beauty and music.”

Maricet Delaney - Stage Parades Website

“I've listened to "A Country Mile" so much now, that it appears to have been set on "repeat" in my head! AT work, today, I was walking around in time to the guitar! And I've been meaning to say, too, how very interesting it is to have the guitar used as the tune's .... constant .... like that. I just love that so much.”

Donna Skidmore - Myspace Trap Door Clubbers

“Through Sands Of Time has a wealth of beautiful tracks. I have listened to them all on Stage Parades' MySpace site. One especially has become a favourite, one of the new tracks from 2009 - Keep Searching. The melancholy touch in the music together with the beautiful piano playing is outstanding. Look up the video on Stage Parades' YouTube site or on MySpace and sing along. More tracks will be found there in videos. I have been a fan for more than two years when I found Steve Smith and Peter Andersen's fabulous songs.”

Ami Hammenroth - Amazon Review

“It is always my great honour and sincere pleasure to show my respect to your work. Your wonderful productions created of the visions of others captured and melded with your wonderful music as well as the music of other greats are together some of the finest and bring me the greatest happiness. I thank you especially for combining my photos with the most beautiful "Blessed By Nature" theme. The beauty of nature that I was blessed to capture has never heard such music upon the earth except that which heralded creation into being. I remain most graciously ... Your Maricet”

Maricet - You Tube

“Gosh, simply incredible music! Just can't get enough. wonderful work on "Haunted", "Blessed by Nature", "Riding the Night","Do Not Abandon Me"....is just so beautiful.  Steve and Peter; I am in awe of your work.”

Mari - You Tube

“Hola Steve & Peter, the new vid Relective is just beautiful, all your music is amazing and I never gonna have enough words to thank both for friendship and mainly for offering your fantastic music compositions.”

Saramaya - You Tube

“With their 4th album in the pipeline, Stage Parades prove their versality ranging from trance to film soundtrack, from country to dance and all in the name of good melodic music for everyone to enjoy.”

Ava - You Tube

“From their first album 'Avenues Of Variation' the band Stage Parades have excelled in providing instrumentals of amazing diversity. Personally prefer their ballads but recommend anyone to take a listen as you might find a gem somewhere in their large portfolio. ”

Vicky - Myspace Trap Door Clubbers