Half Moon presents:
Lifesigns - Live in London
Lifesigns + Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Lifesigns are one the rising stars of the new prog scene; creating New Music with substance and melody, unlikely to be heard on radio.
Lifesigns were formed in 2013 and are one of the new bands creating a stir in Progressive rock (or Prog)
The band have just completed a new CD ‘Cardington’ and are touring again following on from successful shows
last year supporting Marillion and playing Cruise to the Edge in the USA as well as appearing at Ramblin Man, Lorelei
and Cropredy Festivals.
Lifesigns are : John Young on keys and vox (Asia, Scorpions, Qango) Frosty Beedle on drums (Cutting Crew) Jon Poole on bass (Wildhearts and Cardiacs) , Dave Bainbridge (Iona, Strawbs & Celestial Fire) Steve Rispin on sound (Asia, ELP & Cat Stevens)
Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear
Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of the Dance vocalist and fellow multi-instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding evening of music that will, in equal measure, have you jigging in (or out of!) your seat or bring a tear to your eye. A compelling mix of powerful and ethereal vocal songs (including the occasional emotive Gaelic ballad), instrumental tracks - jigs/reels/slow airs/evolving soundscapes and virtuoso improvisation on keyboards, electric guitar, bouzouki and cowbell! All held together with Dave's humerous banter.
The idea was simple. To put together an entertaining mix of vocal and instrumental music, drawing upon Dave's extensive back catalogue from his band IONA, his solo albums and the traditional Celtic material that both Dave and Sally love, also leaving room for plenty of spontaneous improvisation - phew!
Tied together with humorous introductions, with an impressive array of instruments on stage, the aim was to be able to play in any size of venue, from house concert to concert hall to festival stage, retaining the same, intimate, relaxed atmosphere with the audience.
The duo have performed around the UK and have been thrilled at audience reaction so far and look forward to extending their range of venues in the coming months.