Monday, August 2, 2010

Shadow Circus To Play Progday 2010

For 15 years guitarist JOHN FONTANA played in numerous bands on the NYC music scene. Then he set out to create music on his own that recalled his progressive rock roots. During the process he met four other musicians who enthusiastically embraced the developing music, and SHADOW CIRCUS was born.
Often inspired by literary works from the likes of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, the music of SHADOW CIRCUS pulls from the progressive past, yet is firmly anchored in today. The symphonic label with which their recordings are usually categorized only serves to indicate a small portion of SHADOW CIRCUS's diversity of musical exploration. Epic tracks, ballads, theatrical presentations, in-your-face rockers and everything in between are all delivered with impeccable musicianship and style. While bands like SPOCK'S BEARD, STYX, THE TANGENT and CRACK THE SKY are sometimes used to reference their sound, SHADOW CIRCUS's personal mix of adventurousness, accessibility, drama and fun carves out its own place in the world of modern prog.

SHADOW CIRCUS is joined by Flash, Mars Hollow, The Muffins, Half Past Four and Mahogany Frog at ProgDay 2010. ProgDay is the longest running progressive rock festival in the world. The 16th edition will take place on Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, and to hear music from this year's bands, please visit us at Two more bands to be announced!

Cambridge Rock Festival Adds More Bands This Week

5-6-7-8 August
On the outskirts of Cambridge, UK
M11, Junction 12

Progrock UK are co-sponsoring the second stage at the festival on Friday 6th August 2010 with our friends at the Classic Rock Society. The concert starts at 11am, and we have some great bands for you, including:

Parallel or Ninety Degrees
Destroy All Monsters (previously the Declan Burke Band)
The Dreaming Tree
Crimson Sky
Final Conflict
Dawn Trader
Winter In Eden
Flaming June

Other Prog bands playing at the festival include Mostly Autumn, The Enid, Breathing Space, Kyrbgrinder, Panic Room, IOEarth, and The Pure Floyd Show, as well as some great rock bands including Moody Murray's Whitesnake (Monsters of British Rock), Tygers Of Pan Tang, Deborah Bonham, Oliver Dawson Saxon, Freeway, and many more.

Visit for more information and to book tickets.