ProgDay is happy to announce the performance of two great bands. On Friday night, August 29, Local 506 in Chapel Hill will be hosting Kinetic Element and Speechless.
Led by "Mad Organist" Mike Visaggio, Kinetic Element is a keyboard based progressive rock trio that was originally formed to perform the music from Starship Universe (2006), a solo CD by Mike. The band continued to perform and write. Currently, in addition to Starship Universe, the band's repertoire includes original material from their newest opus, The Powered By Light Suite, as well as covers of selected classic prog tunes.
Speechless is an instrumental mix of rock, jazz, classical, world, funk, metal ... (pretty much everything the band members love) all tossed in a blender and shaken well. Their debut CD ranked #46 in the Gagliarchive's Global Progressive Top 100 Poll of 2007, and in 2008 their song "Stella" was awarded "Best Progressive Rock Instrumental Indie Performance by the Progressive Rock Hall Of Fame.