Mantra Vega, a prog collaborative with Heather Findlay and Dave Kerzner as the core members, will celebrate the release of their debut album on January 23 at The Lion Inn in Blakey Ridge, Kirbymoorside. Tickets include dinner, album signing and intimate acoustic performance.
The melodic prog outfit piut out the Island single earlier this year, a mixed bag of varying quality as if they were still plotting a proper course. On paper the line-up looks pretty impressive though.
Heather Findlay (formerly of Mostly Autumn): vocals, guitar
Dave Kerzner (Sound of Contact): vocals, Keys
Chris Johnson (Halo Blind): guitar, keys
Stu Fletcher (We Could Be Astronauts): bass
Alex Cromarty (Mostly Autumn): drums
Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters/Steven Wilson): guitar
Troy Donockley (Nightwish): vocals and lead guitar
Irene Jansen (Star One/Ayreon): vocals
Angela Gordon (Mostly Autumn/Odin Dragonfly): recorders, vocals
Remko de Landmeter on Bansuri.
HCTF review of Island.