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Concerts: Grey Lady Down Reform - First Gig In June!

Posted on Wednesday, May 25 @ 19:05:00 UTC by nightowl

Seminal 90s prog band Grey Lady Down have reformed after a ten year hiatus. The band, whose members have gone on to grace such prominent prog outfits as IQ, Darwin's Radio, Thieves' Kitchen and Sphere3, will be playing a number of high profile shows throughout the UK during 2011. Ideas for a new album, which would be the band’s 5th studio release, are being explored for release in due course.

The line-up is a 6 piece featuring both former guitarists Julian Hunt and Steve Anderson, along with the addition of new recruit Piers de Lavison on keyboards. The band is completed by ever-presents Martin Wilson on vocals and Sean Spear on bass along with original drummer Mark Robotham.

Further details are available on the band's new website at www.greyladydown.net, and you can Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greyladydown

The first gig will be on Saturday June 4th at Mattfest, which takes place at famed prog venue The Peel at 160 Cambridge Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 3HH. Doors are at 1pm, GLD will be on stage at around 6pm, and the line up is completed by From Great Height, Unto Us, Nerve Toy Trio, Alan Reed (ex Pallas) and Touchstone. Advance tickets are now available on 0208 546 3516 at £20. Full details can be found on Facebook at Mattfest

"We've had a lot of questions about availability of the GLD back catalogue," the band note. "CDs remain in very short supply (with the exception of Star-Crossed which is freely available) although we are considering the possibility of reissuing these in due course. However, the good news is that all of the studio albums have just been issued via CD Baby at www.cdbaby.com/artist/greyladydown for legal downloading for the first time ever!

"In other news, Martin and Steve are involved in another project called TheRoom. Full details are available at www.theroom.eu, and you can add yourself to their mailing list by contacting them at info (at) theroom.eu

"Piers, meanwhile, continues to tour with well known Genesis tribute act G2. Further information can be obtained from www.g2online.co.uk or at www.facebook.com/g2definitivegenesis

"Thanks for your support past and present. All of us in Grey Lady Down are looking forward to seeing you on the road soon!"

[Source: GLD]

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