Edensong’s history as a band is just as long, epic, and unpredictable as its music. The latest line-up includes long-time members; the heroically-bearded singer/guitarist James Schoen, second singer and bass playing hobbit/spider-demon TD Towers, and hypnotizing “dancing muppet” flute player Barry Seroff. Alongside virtuoso Koto player and composer Kento Iwasaki, plus drummer (and long-time friend of Edensong) Nicholas DiGregorio, whose improvisational skill and jazz background makes him the perfect addition to the line-up.
The band’s self-released 2008 debut “The Fruit Fallen” was hailed as a “masterpiece” by critics and helped to pave the way for a run of incendiary live shows and notable festival appearances throughout North America, including Progday in North Carolina, Three Rivers Progressive Rock Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, and Festival Terra Incognita in Quebec City, where Edensong shared the stage with acts ranging from Ozric Tentancles to Kings X to Discipline.
Edensong’s follow-up, “Years in the Garden of Years,” was released in September 2016 through Laser’s Edge. The concept record further explores the bands intricately composed eclectic orchestral rock style but infuses it with more energy and undeniable power. The melodies are more memorable, the riffs more powerful, the flute playing more inventive and propulsive. The songs prominently layered with immersive new textures; from lush keyboard and orchestral arrangements to esoteric percussion from around the globe; including hang drum and Balinese gamelan.
Thanks to the fantastic response “Years in the Garden of Years” enjoyed from right across the progressive rock community (and sagacious guidance from some of the genre’s luminaries) Edensong made a stunning return to live performances in 2017. Which saw the band touring the US and Canada and appear at several festival including a prominent appearance at RoSfest 2017, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Pain of Salvation, Neal Morse, Anglagard and many more.
Edensong in the UK.
SUN OCT 7TH – SUMMER’S END FESTIVAL – CHEPSTOW
MON 8th OCT – ROBIN 2 – BILSTON
TUES 9TH OCT – THE 1865 – SOUTHAMPTON
WEDS 10TH OCT – THE MUSICIAN – LEICESTER
THURS 11TH OCT – THE RUBY LOUNGE – MANCHESTER
FRI 12TH OCT – THE ZANZIBAR BAR – LIVERPOOL
SUN 14TH OCT – 229 VENUE – LONDON
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