Join us for a very special 'one-off' night of great rock music in the company of
Argent in a bid to raise funds to support Johnny Beer Timms.
In 2011, while performing a backward somersault on a trampoline, 16-year old
Johnny broke his neck resulting in paralysis from the chest down.
Now helping raise funds to provide equipment for Johnny to retrieve some of the
movement he has lost are one of the UK's most successful and archetypal
progressive rock groups: best remembered for hits 'Hold Your Head Up, 'Since
You've Been Gone' and 'God Gave Rock 'N Roll To You', ARGENT in its original
line-up including Rod Argent and Russ Ballard, together with members of THE
ZOMBIES including Colin Blunstone ("She's Not There, 'Time of the Season', 'I
Don't Believe in Miracles'),
Plus Steve Hogarth and
Steve Rothery from MARILLION and THE MOON DOGS (Blues Rock Band) with guest
guitarists to open the show, Danny Prendergast and Jerry Playle.
Making One Special Night To Remember for Johnny....
Metallers Code Of Silence, fronted by Brazilian vocalist Gus Monsanto (Timo
Tolkkiís Revolution Renaissance / Adagio / Symbolica / Lord Of Mushrooms), have
signed with Mausoleum Records and Rubicon Music.
Produced by Paul Logue
(Edenís Curse) and mixed and mastered by Italian hot shot producer Alessandro
Del Vecchio (Edenís Curse / Hardline / Lionville) the bandís debut album 'Dark
Skies Over Babylon' is a grandiose thematic album based upon the tales of the
legendary Knights Templar during the period of the Crusades.
The album is scheduled for release on January 23 in Japan, February 25 in
Europe and April 9 in North America.
The band also filmed a
promotional video for their first single 'Sky Is Falling Down' in early December
2012 in Glasgow with Mycho Films, which is due to be premiered in Spring 2013.
A 2-minute sample of the
song 'Sky Is Falling Down' can be streamed below:
Alongside the experienced
Monsanto, the band features young virtuoso guitarist Ben Randall (Power Quest)
who turned heads when he won 'The Most Promising Young Guitarist' award at the
2008 inaugural Guitar Idol competition in London at just 17 years old.
With a field of over 750
international entrants, Randall wowed judges who commented on 'his level of
technical virtuosity at such a young age, coupled with a level of phrasing
beyond his years', a hallmark of his playing throughout the Code Of Silence
The rest of the band
consists of Keyboardist Scott McLean (Falloch / Concept Of Time), Drummer John
Clelland (The Crows / The Jack / Karma / The Troubleshooters), Bassist and band
leader James Murray.
'...Zappa was an inspiration especially a composer and also as a band leader. He was the person who showed me how an idea could be put on a blank sheet of paper and how it could then affect a 100 piece orchestra'
music we have actually learned 250 pieces since 2006, but that doesn't mean we
could just play them at the drop of a hat.
.When I was on
the road with The Eagles I practiced yoga in the morning and used meditation to
calm myself down. And while it was a difficult to do when you were in a Holiday
Inn with a freeway right outside your door, it was still a good way to start the
.When we started
on the material we just clicked. I couldn't believe how fast we locked into
something that worked so well.
There were no
egos and none of that 2/3 days rehearsing 'while I bend my notes'. These were
selfless soul songs and we all just went in and did them
going down 5th Avenue in Manhattan in a stretch Lincoln limo - I mean the real
sort before Essex girls got hold of them - and there I was thinking, for a bunch
of guys from Canvey Island this is pretty good.
..the way you
sell a band in a particular territory has a big role in how well you do.
So yeah it's how
you sell yourself, plus of course for me there's also the fact that we get a
chance to widen our crowd because of the Ozzy thing.
I suppose the
closest I got to folding the band was round about the time of the 'Conquest'
album'. I really did feel we'd gone as far as we could go.
But even then I
was inspired by the letters sent to the office from long time fans and from
people who had only just caught on to us.
I feel like I've
arrived at a place where I'm really comfortable and ready to go all the way. I'm
going to put my whole heart and soul into blowing European audiences away.
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
the States they nominated me for the Sean Costello Award for Rising Young Blues
Artist, and I've been doing this for ten years and sometimes you wonder just how
long I can be considered for that category before my star starts to descend !
There's a lot been said about how hard John (Mayall)was to work for, but I
think that must have been a long time ago, as his strength when I was in the
band was simply to give everyone enough rope...
It was great fun to work with Argent again but I can't think of that as being a creative thing again at present. The Zombies is my creative source at present.
...if I hadn't joined the Allman's in 1989 my solo career might
well have been different. I basically inherited their audience, but I always
loved the music and it has become a big part of me and of who I am.
It's by far the biggest, most complicated tour production ever.
We love Metal but we wanted to expand it and bring it somewhere different. That has been our approach from the very beginning, not to define ourselves by what other people did but to define ourselves by our own criteria.
...as a band, we've all matured and evolved, everybody's kind of at the top of their game.