Half Moon presents:
ESP 2.0 - Peter Coyle : Mark Brzezicki : Tony Lowe
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
ESP 2.0 – The unique combination of Peter Coyle (ex Lotus Eaters), Tony Lowe (Composer/Producer/Guitarist) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) will be playing their new progressive rock album, '22 LAYERS OF SUNLIGHT' along with songs from 'Invisible Din', the 2016 release which earned over 14 top reviews by the music industry. With Special Guest - Mikey Cuthbert.
"Lowe cleverly combines sumptuous orchestration with incisive guitar and keyboards, compelling lyrics and soaring vocals. The critical fifth element is the intricate, precise rhythms of Mark Brzezicki…A triumph of style and substance" - Record Collector January 2017
ESP 2.0 – The unique combination of Peter Coyle (ex Lotus Eaters), Tony Lowe (Composer/Producer/Guitarist) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) will be playing their new progressive rock album, '22 LAYERS OF SUNLIGHT' along with songs from 'Invisible Din', the 2016 release which earned over 14 top reviews by the music industry.
These deeply evocative and stunningly original songs merge passionate vocals and intricate soundscapes. Sometimes using complex rhythmic structures, overlaid with modern progressive rock elements and orchestral movements, the music creates an intense, dramatic but ultimately uplifting experience. With Full Band.
*The music can be compared to Genesis, King Crimson, Yes, and Peter Gabriel
Peter Coyle - Vocals – (ex Lotus Eaters, collaborations with Toyah, Ian Broudie, Martyn Ware and more)
Mark Brzezicki - Drummer (Big Country, Phil Collins, Pete Townshend, Sting, Procol Harum, The Cult and Midge Ure)
Tony Lowe - Guitars (Simon Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Modern English, Julian Lennon and many more; Producer to 'David Cross & Robert Fripp', John Foxx, Toyah, Bram Stoker, Simon Townshend)
Richard Smith - Keyboards with What The Floyd.
Pete Clark - Bass with What The Floyd
Special Guest - Mikey Cuthbert - Mikey Cuthbert is a singer songwriter from Southend on Sea. His music is guitar based acoustic indie and his gritty but beautiful lyrics express his real-life experiences and emotions. Mikey co-hosted the instant cult hit and real time internet show 'In the Attic' with Rachel Fuller, which included live music, witty rhetoric and guest appearances from established musicians and celebrities such as Pete Townshend, Simon Townshend, Jerry Hall, Adele, and Roger Daltrey.
“One of the best albums of 2016 and maybe of the decade” “Evocative and ambitious” – PROG Magazine “
"Glorious and traditional British prog-rock” -** Prog Notes Special**
"I’ve got a feeling that symphonic progressive rock has a new standard-bearer. I’ll certainly seek out future ESP shows in London and the South East – long may they continue." - Gareth’s Prog Blog
"The performance is absolutely exemplary, without the slightest imperfection expert hands move in unison as guided by the inspired direction of Lowe…The debut of the ESP has all it takes to become a must for all lovers of progressive rock." - from Open by Claudia Porceddu
"Invisible Din’ is good. Oh, it’s good alright. This is big, important Prog…” - Fireworks