Feb 27, 2014

CLAUDE HAY

Claude’s solo act features his right foot on drums and percussion, his left foot on live looping and conducting and his hands on bass guitar, acoustic guitar and doumbek. Not to mention his vocal as the lead singer and backup. From a recent interview, Claude describes it as “a one-man band thing with a baritone guitar, percussion sounds and a shitload of effects - and it’s all played live and possibly sounds somewhere in between P-Funk and Xavier Rudd. 




Having played on notable festivals in Sydney such as Newtown and Surry Hills, being nominated as one of the hottest acts in 2001 (Australian Music Week Awards) and played with bands such as The Beautiful Girls. Skunkhour, Mick Hart, iOTA & Dallas Crane with the Claude Hay Band, Claude has now launched into his solo career with his rootsy/groove rock show that is more like a band than one man.




Feb 25, 2014

STEVEN WILSON


Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England



Steven Wilson (born Steven John Wilson on November 3, 1967, in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England) is a self-taught guitarist, producer, audio engineer, bass guitar and keyboard player (among other musical instruments).



He is perhaps best known as the lead guitarist/singer and songwriter for progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, but his projects are numerous, including collaborations with Israeli superstar Aviv Geffen, Blackfield, long-running partnership with Tim Bowness, No-Man, and teaming up with Dirk Serries , Continuum, as well as his own solo projects Bass Communion and Incredible Expanding Mindfuck, and the albums Insurgentes and Grace for Drowning under his own name. He also recorded a collaborative album with Opeth’s singer, guitarist and composer Mikael Ã…kerfeldt, called Storm Corrosion.

In addition to his prolific musical output, he has also undertaken production work with such high-profile artists as Opeth, Dream Theater, Jim Matheos of Fates Warning, Anathema, Orphaned Land, Marillion, Fish, Yoko Ono, and friend Robert Fripp. He is also part way through remixing the back catalogue of King Crimson into surround sound and new stereo mixes.

Wilson, also known for the high production quality of his music, employs synthesizers and programmed music along with live instruments to create a unique atmosphere for each song he works on, including otherwise-simple pop tunes.