JULY 2013




Feature links:

THE LORELEI PROG ROCK FESTIVAL, ST. GOARSHAUSEN, GERMANY - 2013 - [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]




My brief comments (for what it's worth):

SANGUINE HUM - [It's never easy to open a festival and from past experience at Lorelei, the first bands up have generally been a disappointment however Sanguine Hum certainly broke the mould in that respect. Nicely textured music, well structured songs which project a distinctly modern sound, excellent vocals.

Current lne-up: Matt Baber: Keyboards, Joff Winks: Guitar and Vocals, Brad Waissman: Bass and Andrew Booker: Drums

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MAYBESHEWILL- [I had not heard of this band before. Formed in 2005, the instrumental four-piece Maybeshewill From Leicester produce a sound of frenetic high energy but not without an appealing measure of complexity. They remind me a bit of Pure Reason Revolution.

Current line-up: James Collins (Drums), Matthew Daly (Keyboards), John Helps (Guitar), Robin Southby (Guitar) and Jamie Ward (Bass)]

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SOUND OF CONTACT- [In some respects it might be considered an advantage following in the footsteps of a father as famous as Phil Collins in terms of launching one's musical career, yet it might also prove a double-edged sword if its not up to standard. The band have only released one album to date, entitled "Dimensionaut". The sound fits the progressive mould, though a number of songs do verge towards the "feel good" pop idiom, so I guess they are still trying to establish an identity. Due to sound issues or whatever, the set seemed to be over before it had begun.

Current line-up: Simon Collins - vocals, drums, Dave Kerzner - keyboards, backing vocals
and Matt Dorsey - guitar, bass, backing vocals, with touring members: Randy McStine - guitar, John Wesley - guitar
Ronen Gordon - drums and Jonathan Schang - drums, additional keyboards








Joff Winks - Guitar and Vocals




Jamie Ward on bass guitar.


Robin Southby


John Helps


Matthew Daly





Simon Collins


Simon Collins (vocals & drums), Dave Kerzner (keyboards) & Matt Dorsey (guitars).


Feature links:

THE LORELEI PROG ROCK FESTIVAL, ST. GOARSHAUSEN, GERMANY - 2013 - [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]





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