Written by RogorMortis
Saturday, 25 January 2014
Mark and I have decided to call an end to Unitopia.....
Hello and Happy New Year to all our Unitopian fans!!
We hope you had a happy and safe holiday period and enjoyed lots of time spent with family and friends.
Here’s a quick update on what’s been happening with Unitopia over the past few months…
Firstly, Mark and I have decided to call an end to Unitopia.
We’ve had a pretty full on run for a few years now and have decided that
the time is right to pursue other projects. Mark and I are still the
best of friends and there’s been no ‘falling out’.
This is a creative decision and we hope that you, our loyal fans will
continue to support both Mark and I with our individual projects.
This is not to say that there won’t be any new Unitopia music in the
near future. Just the opposite in fact! Matt is busy working on the More
Than a Dream Expanded, Revisited and Re-mastered edition and it’s about
60% complete. He’s doing an amazing job re-working the songs and I’m
sure that everyone will be blown away when they hear it. We won’t
promise a release date, as we don’t want to disappoint. Let’s just say
that it will be sometime next year.
Also, we have an epic song on the next Decameron concept album released
later this year on the Musea label...more details to follow.
The Turn Left project has been shelved, but some of the songs that have been written will appear on Mark’s and my solo projects.
I would like to personally thank a few people who have been incredibly
supportive along the way...I couldn't have done it without you!
Firstly, I would like to thank my song-writing partner and brother,
Mark. Meeting you all those years ago was one of the best things that
have happened in my life and even though Unitopia is at an end, our
friendship and love for each other will remain forever. You were always
the guiding light in the band, full of vision and passion for the music
and our musical relationship. It’s fair to say that I never would have
achieved the level of success in the progressive music world if it
hadn’t been for your belief in what we did and your constant energy and
motivation. Your voice is amazing, but even more so, your heart is
beautiful. I will always remember the great times we had. Thank you my
friend and brother.
Secondly, the Queen Bee of Unitopia herself...drum roll please... Patsy Delledonne!!!!
Patsy has worked tirelessly over the past 5 years for up to 30 hours a
week for us simply because she believed in what we were doing as much
as, if not more than we did.
Without her help there would be no website, no Facebook page, no online
store, probably no 2010 tour and definitely nowhere near as much fun.
Words cannot express the impact you've had on Unitopia. We thank you with everything we have.
Although Unitopia is no longer a going concern, Patsy will be helping
Sean with his new band, so no doubt you'll all be hearing from her soon!
Thirdly, a huge thanks to all the players both past and present that
have lent their not inconsiderable talents to all of the albums. In no
Matt Williams, Tim Irrgang, David Hopgood, Craig Kelly, Daniel Burgess,
Peter Raidel, Shireen Khemlani, Monty Ruggiero, Neusa Georgiou, Mike
Stewart, Jamie Jones, Shaun Duncan, Pat Schirripa, Con Delo, Timothy
Sexton, Amicus Strings, Amanda Timms, Holly Trueack, Brad Polain, Steve
Portolesi, Carolyn Lam, Paul Fisher, Ian Ritchie, Rod Enniss, Kris
Guglielmucci, Mike Guglielmucci plus anyone else we may have
inadvertently missed. You've made the music live!
Thirdly, to the eighth member...Ed Unitsky. Thank you for all your
amazing artwork over the years, the design of our logo and your constant
support and friendship...that includes you Olga and Katya!
Also we would like to thank InsideOut Music, Unicorn Records, Musea,
Reingold Records and Just For Kicks...all of which believed in our music
that much that they put their money where their mouth was and released
our music to the world!
Thanks to Nick Gielkens, Stephen Lambe, The CRS, John Vis, and everyone
who helped make the 2010 tour of the UK and Europe such a resounding
Thanks to Paul De Ruiter. RIP Paul... you are greatly missed.
Thanks also to our publishing company Perfect Pitch Publishing and Clive and Peter.
Thanks to Janine at Timms Tunes who is the only person to have listened
to all of our music as much as we have... not by choice, but by
Thanks to Andy Young for the support and radio airplay and to Calum & Graham for your loyalty and enthusiasm.
Huge thanks to Bruno Dubois at Morow.com and Tony Romero (DJ Tony) for their endless support on their radio shows.
Jutta Fassbinder for her help during the tour and her support and friendship.
Keith Waye for being one of our biggest fans.
Melanie Shiffman for her promotional help.
Billy at Glass Onyon PR.
Mike Ionas at MMS for his help, his availability and his professionalism.
Bert Treep for his wonderful photos.
All the photographers, reviewers, promoters and interviewers who helped spread the word.
Jerry Ewing from Classic Rock Presents Prog. Thanks for the interviews, reviews and support.
Thanks to all our families who have not only allowed us the time to do this but have also been incredibly supportive.
And lastly... thanks to all our fans who have bought, played and enjoyed
our music. You are an amazing group of people and we hope to provide
you with lots of new music that you hopefully will enjoy just as much as
you have enjoyed Unitopia!
If I’ve forgotten anyone, then I humbly apologise. Please know that in
whatever way you helped us, it’s gratefully appreciated and we’re
All the cd's & dvd will still be available to purchase althought the
shop might be transferred to another website in the near future. We
will let you know if and when it's the case.
That’s about it… thanks for reading until the end.
Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details as they come to hand.
Again, Unitopia wishes their friends & fans a Happy New Year!
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