Friday, August 1, 2008

Progday Annouces Friday Night Preshow

ProgDay has announced the performance of two bands for Labor Day weekend. On Friday night, August 29th, the LOCAL 506 in Chapel Hill will be hosting KINETIC ELEMENT and SPEECHLESS.
Led by "Mad Organist" MIKE VISAGGIO, KINETIC ELEMENT is a keyboard based progressive rock trio that was originally formed to perform the music from "Starship Universe" (2006), a solo CD by Mike. The band continued to perform and write. Currently, in addition to "Starship Universe," the band's repertoire includes original material from their newest opus,"The Powered By Light Suite," as well as covers of selected classic prog tunes.

SPEECHLESS is an instrumental mix of rock, jazz, classical, world, funk, metal... (pretty much everything the band members love) all tossed in a blender and shaken well. Their debut CD ranked #46 in the Global Progressive Rock Network's Top 100 Poll of 2007, and in 2008, their song "Stella" was awarded "Best Progressive Rock Instrumental Indi".

ProgDay, the world’s longest running progressive rock festival, takes place this year on August 30th and 31st at Storybook Farm near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Bands this year are Secret Oyster (Denmark), Ain Soph (Japan), Canvas Solaris (US), CHEER-ACCIDENT (US), Holding Pattern (US), VonFrickle (US), Abigail's Ghost (US), Mirthrandir (US) and Pinnacle (US).

For more information about the Friday Preshow, to hear music and get information about all the ProgDay bands, visit their website at

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