Written by RogorMortis
Sunday, 18 December 2016
Rosfest 2017 lineup so far
Friday May 5th:
Kyros (opening band)
ProgNation (Friday night After Hours party band)
Saturday May 6th:
The Aaron Clift Experiment (opening band)
The Neal Morse Band (headliner)
Sunday May 7th:
The Fierce & the Dead (opening band)
UK band KYROS returns to ROSfest in 2017
We're very happy to announce the return of UK band KYROS to ROSfest for 2017! For those of you who don't recognize the band name, they performed with us as Synaesthesia in 2015.
This young British band went down a storm when they played for us in 2015, both their music as well as their performance making them one of the standout bands of the festival. Not too long after their ROSfest appearance, the band chose to sever ties with their record label, subsequently releasing an EP that marked both their transition between band names as well as their first independently released production.
Come 2016, KYROS returned with the double album "Vox Humana," opting to again release independently. Fans and critics alike have been heralding its superior quality, and when we had the chance to book them for ROSfest 2017 we jumped at the opportunity. We said that this was a band that would be going places when we booked them the first time around, and from what we can see and hear that prediction is as sound in 2017 as it was in 2015.
Adam Warne, Sam Higgins, Joey Frevola, Robin Johnson, and Peter Episcopo are a very talented group of young men that together form KYROS. We have selected them to play on the first slot on Friday, to open the festival in 2017.
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US band Evership announced for ROSfest 2017
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, this is a band formed around the talents of composer and musician Shane Atkinson. Although an active presence in the music scene in the 1990's, Shane took an extended break away from music but found himself steadily writing new material. Eventually, he concluded that he really had a solid need to record and release these compositions in a proper manner. He managed to solidify this project into a genuine band venture in 2016, after developing it slowly over a number of years. In July, he self-released the Evership CD, a production that has received high praise from both regular fans in the know and progressive rock insiders.
The live band to perform at ROSfest 2017 consists of Shane Atkinson (keyboards, background vocals), Beau West (vocals), James Atkinson (guitars), Jaymi Millard (bass, pedals, background vocals), Jesse Hardin (guitars, background vocals), and Joel Grumblatt (drums, background vocals). We expect quite the experience from this band, set to play second on Sunday, especially for those who enjoy epic length songs, plenty of keyboard leads, and a band that follow in the footsteps of the accessible symphonic progressive rock bands of the 1970's.
Made in the USA is still a quality trademark, and as far as progressive rock is concerned Evership is one of the many recent bands to appear that documents this quality firmly and with distinction.
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