Progdreams VII (day 2)

Progdreams VII (day 2)

Magenta / Celestial Fire / Alan Reed & The Daughters of Expediency
  • Doors open: 14:00
  • Start: 14:45
  • Presale: 39,75 (incl. service charge)
  • At the door: 41,-
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For the seventh consecutive year, Cultuurpodium De Boerderij presents the Progdreams festival. This year we once again managed to provide you with an interesting line-up. In addition to day-tickets we also have passe-partouts on sale for two or three days via Ticketmaster.

On Saturday, Magenta, Celestial Fire, Alan Reed & The Daughters of Expediency and Cairo will perform for you. Scroll down for more information about these bands.

14.00 Doors open
14.45 – 16.00 Cairo
16.45 – 18.00 Alan Reed & The Daughters of Expediency
19.00 – 20.30 Celestial Fire
21.15 – 23.00 Magenta

(Subject to changes. No rights can be derived from this schedule).

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The band Magenta hails from Wales and was founded in 2001 by ex-Cyan band member Rob Reed and singer Christina Booth. Their music is influenced by Yes, but also influences of Genesis, Mike Oldfield, and the Eurythmics are noticeable. In April 2017, their seventh studio album, “We Are Legend”, was released, the album receives rave reviews. ‘We’, in this particular case, is Christina Booth (vocals), Rob Reed (keyboards/guitars), Chris Fry (guitars), Dan Nelson (bass guitar) and Jon ‘Jiffy’ Griffiths (drums). Christina Booth was once again honoured with the “Best Female Vocalist” award at the Classic Rock Society Awards. During that same event, Rob Reed was chosen “Best Keyboardist”.

Celestial Fire

Dave Bainbridge we know as the founder of Iona. After the release of his highly acclaimed second solo album “Celestial Fire” (2014), Dave wanted to create a band that could perform both solo songs and songs from Iona’s back catalogue with emotion, fire and passion. In drummer Frank van Essen (Iona), multi-talented Sally Minnear (Gentle Giant’s Kerry Minnear’s daughter), guitar virtuoso Dave Bronze (top 10 Guitar Idol 2014) and bass player Simon Fitzpatrick (Carl Palmer’s Legacy, Jennifer Batten), he found his favourite musicians. The music is a feast of recognition for every prog-lover. Influences of Bainbridge’s heroes Yes, Gentle Giant, Curved Air and Keith Emerson are clearly audible.

Alan Reed & The Daughters of Expediency

Alan Reed is from Glasgow and gained a reputation as the frontman of the progressive rock band Pallas in the 1980s. In 2010 he was sacked by the band, but he was not going to take a defeatist attitude. In 2012 his first solo album, “First In A Field Of One”, was released. Reed remains loyal to the neo-prog genre. The album gets good reviews worldwide and gives one a taste for more. Meanwhile, his second album “Honey On The Razors Edge” (2017) materialized. Reed has assembled an excellent group of musicians to assist him. For example, Scott Higham (ex-Pendragon) is on drums and the lead guitar is played by Jeff Green. Mike Stobbie, Alan’s companion during his time at Pallas, is on full flight at the keyboards.
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