News: RENAISSANCE & CURVED AIR – Pioneers of Symphonic/Art Prog tour together in April 2016

ANNIE HASLAM of RENAISSANCE (59:15)
David Randall chats to Annie about prog rockers Renaissance

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Renaissance

Symphonic rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US & UK in support of their latest DVD release “Live at The Union Chapel”.

The band will be touring with art-rockers Curved Air for much of their UK dates in April.

Filmed at The Union Chapel in London UK on April 16, 2015 the DVD features Renaissance performing such favourite classics as “Carpet Of The Sun”, “Ocean Gypsy”, “Mother Russia”, “Ashes Are Burning” and newer pieces “Symphony of Light” and “Grandine il Vento”.   The DVD is NTSC all-region, with LPCM stereo and Dolby Digital surround audio tracks.  A Bluray version is planned in 2016.

Renaissance - Live At The Union Chapel

Renaissance are considered pioneers of symphonic prog rock but in spite of considerable success in the USA and UK in the 1970s (culminating in a Top 10 hit with ‘Northern Lights’) they split in the late-1980s.  They reconfigured in 2009 and produced their first album in thirteen years with “Symphony of Light”.  Michael Dunford, who with Annie Haslam was the longest serving band member, died prematurely in 2012.  Renaissance last toured in the UK in April 2015.

The current personnel of Renaissance include: Annie Haslam lead vocals, Rave Tesar keyboards, Tom Brislin keyboards, Mark Lambert acoustic guitars, Leo Traversa bass guitar, and Frank Pagano drums.

Gig review (2015)
Interview (Annie Haslam, 2015)
Interview (Sonja Kristina, 2015)
More information (Renaissance, website)
More information (Curved Air, website)

Renaissance/Curved Air - UK Tour (April 2016)
UK – (April 17-26 with Curved Air)
April 14 – Trading Boundaries – Fletching
April 15 – Trading Boundaries – Fletching
April 17 – Opera House – Buxton
April 18 – The Stables – Milton Keynes
April 19 – Robin 2 – Wolverhampton
April 20 – Academy – Newcastle
April 21 – ABC – Glasgow
April 24 – Academy – Bournemouth
April 26 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London

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Featured Albums w/c 6 July (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 MANDOKI SOULMATES Living In The Gap (Red Rock Production/Cleopatra)
12:00-13:00 MAGNUS KARLSSON’S FREE FALL – We Are The Night (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 BEN REEL The Nashville Calling (B.Reel Records)

Power Plays w/c 6 July (Mon-Fri)

ZENITH MOON Gypsy (Golden Robot Records)
RARITY Leave It Alone (New Damage Records)
THE RISING I Want You (indie)
MANDOKI SOULMATES Young Rebels (Red Rock Production/Cleopatra)
LA GUNS Well Oiled Machine (Golden Robot Records)



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