The Progster

Monday, September 18, 2006

Summers End Festival

Oh my, it's really been that long since my last post? Anyway, in preparation for the Summers End festival a mere 11 days away, some new prog arrived through my door last week.

Flambourough Head's latest offering Tales of Imperfection takes them somewhat away from the retro Marillion sound of One For The Crow to a more classically driven prog, reminiscent in places of Focus. Well they are Dutch after all. An even mix of instrumetals and song based tracks here.

White Willow was a fine surprise, with some darker songs and textures and some great vocals from the new signer. Kind of an Evanescence vibe on some of it, but with their own original twist.

Ezra - Songs from Philadelphia still needs a couple of more listens yet.

The whole weekend is filled with such an extraordinary selection of great prog, it will be hard to beat the lineup (well Frost* would have been the icing on the cake, or should that be Frosting?) You even get half of the new It Bites!

SATURDAY 30th September
1.00 – 2.00 Ezra
2.20 – 3.20 Credo
3.45 – 5.00 White Willow

6.30 – 7.15 John Mitchell and John Beck
7.30 – 8.30 Strangefish
9.00 – 11.00 Pendragon

SUNDAY 1st October
1.00 – 2.00 Darwin's Radio
2.20 – 3.20 Pure Reason Revolution
3.45 – 5.00 Flamborough Head

6.30 – 7.15 Guy Manning
7.30 – 8.30 Also Eden
9.00 – 11.00 The Flower Kings