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THE CYBERIAM
 

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Comprised of some of Chicago’s most accomplished musicians, The Cyberiam have come together to create their own unique brand of hard progressive rock described as “heavy, atmospheric prog of bands like Porcupine Tree and Tool with a good melodic and pop sensibility”.

Their self-titled debut album and stunning live shows have them rapidly building a rabid following.

https://thecyberiam.com/

 
HAUNT THE WOODS
 

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Blending sounds from alternative, prog, folk and pop and channelling influences from the likes of Pink Floyd, Muse, Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, Haunt The Woods have crafted a distinctive sound, glistening with ambient swells and underpinned by expressive rhythms and masterly songwriting.

The band's two EPs, 'The Line' and 'Circle' have established them as one of the South West's most exciting acts, leading to shows with KT Tunstall, Sunset Sons and Embrace.

Singles released from their upcoming album, produced by Peter Miles at Middle Farm Studios in Newton Abbot, continue to build their fervent fanbase.

After turning heads with a series of captivating live shows including a sold-out Carnglaze Caverns, festivals such as Glastonbury, Boardmasters and Port Elliot, and headlining Plymouth Pavilions ‘Introduces’ showcase, Jon, Phoenix, Olly and Jack released their debut LP 'Opaque' to rave reviews in March 2020.

 
THIS WINTER MACHINE
 

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This Winter Machine are a melodic progressive rock band from Yorkshire.

Influenced by everything from Rush to Marillion, neo prog to British new wave.

They've been going almost 4 years and in that time have released 2 well received albums - The Man Who Never Was and A Tower of Clocks, and would have almost certainly released their third if it hadn't been for this pesky virus mucking things up.

The new album 'Kites' is out soon.

www.facebook.com/thiswintermachine

 
HARRY DUNN
 

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Harry Dunn’s life was cut short tragically on 27 August 2019.

Aged 19 years old, doing what he loved best, out riding his motorbike, he was struck and killed by a car being driven by Anne Sacoolas from the US who was driving on the wrong side of the road near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire. She fled the country claiming diplomatic immunity, in an attempt to evade prosecution. The British authorities are demanding her return and have sought her extradition.

A worldwide alert has been sent out to police forces to locate, arrest and return her to the UK. She is now officially a fugitive on the run.

As Harry lay dying in hospital his mum, Charlotte, promised him that she would campaign for justice. She, along with the family, continue in this struggle. It has neither been easy or straightforward.

Two of Harry’s brothers, Ciaran and Michael, have stepped up to record a beautiful song in Harry’s memory, a tribute to their brother, to help raise money for a new foundation in Harry’s name. No family should ever go through what they have been through and monies raised through the song will enable them to help others who may find themselves in this awful situation, bereaved, with right on their side, but without the financial means to fight for justice.

Steve Hogarth (who is godfather to the children of the Dunn Family Spokesman, Radd Seiger) offered the band’s studio to the brothers to record the song, shortly before lockdown in the UK began, and also plays piano on the track. The song has been produced by Michael Hunter and is available in worldwide digital download and streaming stores.

 
SWAPPERS ELEVEN
 

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SWAPPERS ELEVEN is the Swap The Band “Band”, founded by three of 2011’s winners -Alessandro Carmassi (Italy), Luiz Alvim (Brazil) and Gary Foalle (UK).

The trio recruited fellow 'Swappers' from other Marillion Weekends, building an alliance of 17 musicians from 9 countries.

Their debut album “FROM A DISTANCE” was released in July 2020.