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” »
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