We‘rethrilledtoannouncethatlegendaryItalianprogressiverockbandPremiataForneriaMarconi,alsoknownasPFM,havebeensignedforthe 2018 editionoftheRitesofSpringfestival. Theyareobviouslysignedasheadlinersandwill be thebandthatconcludesthefestivalonSunday,May 6th.
PFMwasformedin 1970 andtheyreleasedseveralalbumsinthatdecadethatareconsideredclassicsandcornerstonesofsymphonicprogressiverock in Italian and English.Whilelateralbumsweremetwithlessofauniversalacclaim,thestudioalbumstheyhavereleasedinrecentyearshavebyandlargebeenmetwithpositivereactionsfromfansandreviewersalike. Whathasbeenwellmaintainedallalongare thequalitiestheyhaveasaliveband: AconcertwithPFMhasalwaysbeenanengagingandrewardingexperienceandmanyoftheirlivealbumsareashighlyregardedastheirmostpopularstudioproductions.Continue reading “Italian legends Premiata Forneria Marconi signed to ROSfest 2018” »
We are excited to officially announce that Italian progressive rock band, Barock Project, has been signed to ROSfest 2018 and will appear as the third band on Saturday, May 5th. The band was formed by keyboardist Luca Zabbini and developed as a unit in the first half of the 2000’s. Their breakthrough came in 2012 with the release of their third album, “Coffee In Neukölln”. Since then, interest in the band has soared worldwide strengthened by the quality of their most recent albums “Skyline” (2015) and “Detachment” (2017).Continue reading “Italian band BAROCK PROJECT signed for ROSFest 2018” »
We are pleased to announce that local progressive rock band Shadow Merchant has been signed as the After Party band for ROSfest 2018. They played for us last in 2014, then as the Friday night after party band.Their set back then was described as “kickin’ ass”.
When Shadow Merchant returns in 2018, they will be a differentband with new members. Their current line-up consists of veteran members Sean Reiter (guitars) and Howard Whitman (vocals, bass), while Michael LaBuono (keyboards), David Lee (drums), and Yvonne Blackwell (vocals, percussion) are new additions to the band. Also new since their last ROSfest appearance is that Shadow Merchant will perform at both the Friday night and the Saturday night after parties.Continue reading “US band Shadow Merchant signed for the ROSfest 2018 After Party Events” »
We are pleased to announce that US band Perfect Beings have been signed to the 2018 edition of ROSfest, and have been scheduled as the second band to play on Saturday May 5th.
As many in our audience will remember, Perfect Beings were scheduled to play for us in 2016, but had to cancel just prior to the festival due to their bassist and drummer suddenly and unexpectedly leaving the band. Perfect Beings have since regrouped, have a firm new line-up in place and a new album set to be released through noted progressive rock label InsideOut in early 2018. The current incarnation of the band consists of Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitars), Jesse Nason (keyboards), Pete Griffin (bass) and Sean Reinert (drums, percussion). Continue reading “US band PERFECT BEINGS signed to ROSfest 2018” »
Thomas Waber and his Inside Out Music cohorts keep bringing the best of the prog-rock universe to our tables. This time around is the latest album by the Dutch symphony/progressive legends Kayak. Such a wonderfully crafted album that deserves the attention of anyone who enjoys old school and classic melodic rock. I would absolutely love to see these guys playing at RoSfest one day. ... See MoreSee Less
The new Kayak album entitled "Seventeen" is out his coming Friday. And to put it plain and simple, it has floored us. What a beautiful, impeccable and uplifting collection of music with a pristine sound to boot. Highly recommended!
Ton Scherpenzeel / Collin Leijenaar / Kristoffer Gildenlöw / Bart Schwertmann / Marcel Singor
These guys still have it in them. Their energy was contagious and the performance impeccable... And I've got to say I'm very satisfied with how the pictures came out... Great memories! ... See MoreSee Less
Remembering the last concert from 2017, an electrifying performance by Kansas at the Charles F. Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines. A truly fantastic show that satisfied naysayers and rabid Kansas fans equally, they still kick major butt!
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Farewell Ray Thomas, of the Moody Blues. While I have a wide range of favorite music, the Moodies are my favorite group and the original 7 albums, featuring Ray's distinctive voice and instrumental work have gotten more play in my studio over the years than any others. Ray Thomas, Dec 29, 1941 - Jan 4, 2018 - RIP Mark Wheatley... See MoreSee Less
Farewell Ray Thomas, of the Moody Blues. While I have a wide range of favorite music, the Moodies are my favorite group and the original 7 albums, featuring Ray's distinctive voice and instrumental work have gotten more play in my studio over the years than any others. Ray Thomas, Dec 29, 1941 - Jan 4, 2018 - RIP
Colin Tench Leaves Us With A Minor Masterpiece by admin | Dec 30, 2017 | News | 0 comments The music has gone quiet temporarily at Melodic Revolution Records as we sadly report the tragic news of the loss of one near and dear to our hearts and a member of our Melodic Revolution Family. Last evening�...
Valdez and Lines in the Sky signed for ROSfest 2018!
We are pleased to announce that Valdez and Lines in the Sky will perform at the 2018 edition of the Rites of Spring festival. And in the spirit of being progressive, we have booked both bands to perform at the opening slot on Sunday. In 2018, our faithful can look forward to two "sermons" on Sunday morning.
Valdez is a quartet based out of Philadelphia in the US, featuring the talents of singer and guitarist Simon Godfrey (Tinyfish, Shineback), bassist Tom Hyatt (Echolyn), keyboardist Joe Cardillo (Cold Blue Electric) and drummer Scott Miller (Stone Jack Baller). They released their debut album "This" just after ROSfest 2017, and have a new album in the pipeline.
Lines in the Sky are based out of Nashville, and was formed back in 2011, and consists of Jesse Brock (vocals, guitars), Bowman Brock (drums, percussion) and Ben McAnelly (bass). They have two albums to their name so far, "Hilasterion" (2014) and "Parallel Travel" (2016), and their third album "Beacon" is just about ready to be launched.
Both bands will have a 45 minutes long set, with a 10 minute long break in between bands so that the crew can prepare the stage and equipment for the second band. And as we are talking about Sunday morning, we rather suspect that a slight break in between bands might be a welcome feature for those in the crowd that have been a bit too festive the night before.
This is the first time we have given the “Church of Prog” slot to two bands to share. Both of them are stellar up-and-coming bands, hence this novel solution for booking both of them. We look forward to enjoying both of their performances. Of course, both bands will appear at the signing table after the concert.
We are pleased to announce that Valdez and Lines in the Sky will perform at the 2018 edition of the Rites of Spring festival. And in the spirit of being progressive, we have booked both bands to perform at the opening slot on Sunday. In 2018, our faithful can look forward to two "sermons" on Sunday?...
Reflection is a strange thing. It can bring massive sadness, huge joy, and every emotion in between, coupled with philosophical speculation. I am a “progger” through and through, and I always have been. But let us be honest – personal stories, lyrical landscapes and clear commentaries on one�...