Noon, The Room
A BIG act was needed to kick off the first-ever Bank Holiday Monday show at The Wokingham Festival – and these guys are just the ticket.
The Room is a melodic yet progressive rock act who never fails to deliver an outstanding performance.
Nothing could stop the success of their 2012 debut album ‘Open Fire’ and 2015 follow-up ‘Beyond The Gates’. These two studio releases saw the sextet embark on a series of highly successful performances with the band receiving a nomination for Best New Band at the 2016 Classic Rock Society awards.
The band recorded their third studio album ‘Caught By The Machine’, with co-producer John Mitchell, and then signed to White Star Records, with the album being released in Feb 2019 to great acclaim. If you want to hear some top sounds, don’t be late!
1.10pm, The Paradox Twin
IF you love conspiracy theories, especially those concerning aliens arriving on earth, then you will love the music and lyrics of The Paradox Twin.
Originating right here in Berkshire and fronted by main songwriter Danny Sorrell, The Paradox Twin are a progressive rock quartet.
They released their debut album ‘The Importance of Mr Bedlam’ in 2018 following their signing to White Star Records. The album has received rave reviews worldwide and is a seven-song opus that has tracks ranging anywhere from 6-10 minutes long.
The lyrical content of the album can be linked to various alien conspiracy theories, and different ideas on the topics of otherworldly seers are gradually unveiled throughout this fine piece of progressive work. Enjoy!
2.20pm, R2 – A tribute to RUSH
R2 is a 3-piece Rush tribute band dedicated to accurately recreating the sound and capturing the excitement of the greatest band in rock history!
Rush was a Canadian rock band formed in 1968 known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. The band’s musical style has changed several times over the years, from a blues-inspired hard rock beginning, later moving into progressive rock, and including a period marked by heavy use of synthesizers. In the early 1990s, Rush returned to a guitar-driven hard rock sound, which continued for the rest of their career.
Grab a beer and enjoy R2, the best Rush tribute band on the planet!
3.20pm, Kepler Ten
Kepler Ten is a UK power trio formed by songwriters James Durand and Steve Hales. Their critically acclaimed debut album – Delta-v and exciting live shows saw them nominated for the Limelight award in Prog Magazine.
They are going from strength to strength and their thoughtful brand of prog-infused rock makes Kepler Ten a must-see band.
A message on their Facebook says: “For the first time in its history there will be a Day 3 of Wokingham Festival! And we will be rounding off the Festival with a bang – an entire day dedicated to classic and progressive rock!”
Flutatious are a feisty, Celtic, psy-folk, prog band blending soaring melodic flute, flying fiddle, spacey guitars and groovy beats! They have built up an incredible reputation and are constantly in demand at festivals around the country.
Flutatious feature the solid backbone of drummer Malcolm Bailey and bassist Bill Forwell, augmented by guitar whizz Andy Faulkner with the unusual but mesmerising combination of flautist Michelle Devonshire and violinist Stella Ferguson out front.
The band have been getting amazing reactions to their new album Festival and their live shows in support of the album following their signing to Magick Eye Records.
5.45pm till closing, Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, who arrived in London in 1969 to embark on their musical journey.
Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody, Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert.
The partnership of the original line-up of Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music’s favourite works and influence numerous successful bands and result in millions of album sales and concert attendances.
Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring and best-loved British rock acts and its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.