Rescheduled Robin 2 IO Earth gig becomes Harmonix Fest. 25/06/17.
We’re delighted to announce that our rescheduled gig with IO Earth will be on 25th June 2017 as part of Harmonix Fest with Circuline and Telescope Road at the iconic Robin 2 in Wolverhampton.
The Harmonix festival promises to be a great event with four amazing bands showing the best of what’s out there in the prog scene right now.
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IO Earth Presents: HARMONIX FEST 2017
IO Earth are proud to announce that on Sunday, June 25th 2017, they will present an entire evening of music at their own Progressive Music Festival! This celebration of music will take place at The Robin 2, Bilston and will be known as “Harmonix Fest”.
This night of music is going to be a feast for the ears, affording you the chance to experience bands from the UK, France and the USA, two of which are Prog Award Nominated. With influences drawn from just about every genre and from all four corners of the globe, you will leave feeling not only satisfied, but enriched!
This festival is going to be one of a kind and is NOT one to miss!
Grab your ticket now! You will NOT be disappointed!
Advance Ticket Price: £25.00 Door Price: £27.00
!!PLEASE NOTE TICKETS PURCHASED FOR THE CANCELLED IO EARTH ROBIN SHOW ON SEPTEMBER 4th 2016 WILL BE VALID FOR THIS EVENT!!
IO Earth – UK (21:30 – 23:00) www.ioearth.com
IO Earth are one of the most talked about bands in Progressive Rock. Their unique ability to blend genres in to one cohesive sound is truly second to none. After the release of their 3rd studio album, “New World”, IO Earth has gone from strength to strength, clocking up barnstorming performances at some of the biggest Prog/Rock festivals in the world. Ramblin Man Fair, Night of the Prog and an amazing FOURTH outing to the prestigious Cruise to the Edge. They were also nominated for the Vanguard Award at the Progressive Rock awards, 2016.
IO Earth’s high energy show is not to be missed. The Harmonix Fest concert will showcase their new vocalist, Rosanna Lefevre, in what will be her debut show with the band in the UK.
Prog Mag: “This isn’t simply about perfecting the established IO Earth sound: this is the album on which Adam Gough and Dave Cureton’s eclectic septet have found themselves.”
Circuline – USA (19:30 – 21:00) www.circulinemusic.com
The modern cinematic progressive rock band Circuline features two theatrical lead vocalists, a keyboard player from Juilliard, a jazz-rock genius on guitar, a rocking bass player from another galaxy, and a drummer with progressive rock in his DNA. One review of their 2016 release, COUNTERPOINT, raves that “Circuline has arrived, time for Progland to embrace them wholeheartedly…easily one of the very best US bands in recent memory”, while PROG magazine describes it as “healthy doses of Yes, Rush, and Gentle Giant, but there are also creeping, [Steven] Wilson-esque atmospherics, cinematic soundscapes and modern tonal beef…powerful harmony vocal arrangements…an intriguing, impactful record that spans the classic and modern prog worlds.” Their debut release from 2015, RETURN, has been called “breathtaking and imaginative, at times bombastic and grandiose, occasionally diving into more obscure sounds that will seem dark and ominous, always propelled by first rate vocal dynamics…a hugely entertaining debut from a band that certainly has set its sights on becoming a prog staple.”
Nominated for PROG Magazine’s 2016 Limelight award for best new band, Circuline recently performed at the 13th International Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania alongside headliners Spock’s Beard and Zebra. Additional 2016 gigs include the New Jersey ProgHouse, Philadelphia’s Liberty Music Fest, and Chicago’s Progtoberfest. Circuline has previously opened for 20-year prog veterans Glass Hammer (east coast U.S. tour), and has repeatedly co-headlined the traveling Sonic Voyage Fest. The band members are: Andrew Colyer (keyboards, vocals), Darin Brannon (drums, percussion), Beledo (guitars), Joel Simches (bass), and lead vocalists Billy Spillane and Natalie Brown.
Telescope Road – France/USA (18:00 – 19:00) www.telescoperoad.net
New to the progressive scene, TELESCOPE ROAD from Marseille, France consists of three musicians who are already well-known in the genre. It’s a meeting of three musicians from three different countries who together create strikingly original music that is sometimes meticulously composed but often improvised as well. On bass, we find the world renowned, one-of-a-kind American bassist WILLIAM KOPECKY (Par Lindh Project, Kopecky, Michael Angelo Batio). Virtuoso guitarist ALAIN CHIARAZZO (founding member of the legendary Eclat) hails from France. They are joined by the innovative Finnish drummer DAVID LILLKVIST (Par Lindh Project, Gjallarhorn), who has earned a well-deserved international reputation.
In the summer of 2016 the group did a French tour that culminated with their performance at the Crescendo Festival, France´s largest progressive rock festival. TELESCOPE ROAD offers a musical world full of nuances. Their acoustic side allows them to express themselves with finesse, but they can also build up the intensity to deliver powerful and technically-challenging music. TELESCOPE ROAD takes the listener on a visionary musical journey from rock to world music (especially Middle-Eastern, Mediterranean, and Indian music) while utilizing their instruments to their full potential.
Oktopus – UK (17:00 – 17:45) www.oktopusuk.com
Birmingham based power trio, Oktopus, have been garnering great live reviews in support of their explosive debut album, Worlds Apart. Formed in November 2014, their style fuses explosive progressive rock and metal with jazz and intricate musicianship. This high octane blend of musical styles, paired with intricate instrumental interplay and memorable vocal melodies, makes this a record not to be missed.
From the hook-laden rock of ‘Eyes Open’ to the epic journey of ‘Minotaur’, the band’s distinctive approach is one that refuses to be pigeonholed. ‘Our music is a continual journey’, says guitarist Alistair Bell. ‘We seldom repeat something twice in the same form and we take great pleasure in taking the listener to unexpected places.’ The band have been promoting their album including high profile performances at the HRH Prog Festival, with District 97 and Dave Kerzner on their 2016 European Tour as well as with fellow Birmingham proggers IO Earth.