Rachel Cohen – Vocals & percussion
Owain Roberts – Guitar
Tony Turrell – Keyboards & Vocals
Matthew Cohen – Bass
Jake Bradford-Sharpe – Drums
Cardiff based rock band The Reasoning features four times winner of the Classic Rock Society ís Best Female Vocalist award Rachel Cohen along with Owain Roberts (guitar), Tony Turrell (keyboards/vocals), Matthew Cohen (bass) and Jake Bradford-Sharp (drums).
The band’s 2006 debut Awakening included a guest appearance from Marillion’s Steve Rothery and garnered worldwide critical acclaim. Dark Angel released in 2008 continued to expand the bandís international fan base. In 2009 The Reasoning ís first single, a cover of the Duran Duran classic The Chauffeur, reached No.2 in the Amazon Download Chart.
The Reasoning released their highly anticipated third studio album in April 2010. Adverse Camber, mixed by Joe Gibb (Leftfield, Massive Attack), it demonstrated a new confidence and maturity. Whilst retaining their trademark sound; powerful vocal harmonies, strong melodies and driving guitars, Adverse Camber took The Reasoning into new musical territory, appealing to a wider audience than ever before.
The band have toured extensively throughout Europe and performed alongside Marillion and Fish on several occasions. In July 2010 the organizers of the inaugural High Voltage festival in London invited The Reasoning to open the final day of the event. Playing prior to the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Opeth and ELP, the band’s performance won them many new fans.
A limited edition album Acoustically Speaking featuring re-workings of tracks from their studio albums was promoted throughout the summer of 2010 with a series of acoustic shows organised by fans. A UK tour in November 2010 coincided with the release of the band’s first DVD ‘Highway to High Voltage’.
The band featured predominantly in Classic Rock Presents Prog’s 2010 Readers’ Awards scooping 4th Best Band, 5th Best Album and 5th Best Drummer.
They are currently working on their 4th studio album which will be released later in 2011.