From Ottawa, Canada, THE REBEL WHEEL began in the early 1990s out of a
shifting cooperative of musicians working in a myriad of styles producing both
improvised and arranged music. Early work tended towards neo-prog, but
over the years the band pursued a more aggressive and edgy direction that
eventually evolved into the sound they have today. Steeped in dark,
cinematic soundscapes and complex turn-on-a-dime arrangements, sometimes dissonant,
sometimes mellow, always eclectic, their musical landscape has been
compared to WETTON-era KING CRIMSON, ZAPPA, RUSH, PINK FLOYD, and at times even
YES and GENESIS. But in the end their personality is all their own.
Recently working and gigging as a three-piece while ANGIE MACIVOR is on
hiatus with the birth of her first child, THE REBEL WHEEL have expanded their
lineup for ProgDay to include guest keyboardist-extraordinare GUY LeBLANC,
acclaimed for his work with NATHAN MAHL and CAMEL. We're sure this special
show will be a treat for fans of both THE REBEL WHEEL and Guy LeBlanc.
THE REBEL WHEEL joins UŽ JSME DOMA (Czech Republic), PANZERBALLETT
(Germany), QUANTUM FANTAY (Belgium) and FIBONACCI SEQUENCE (US) at this year's
ProgDay, the longest running progressive rock festival in the world.
ProgDay's 17th edition will take place on Saturday, September 3, and Sunday,
September 4 at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more
information, and to hear music from all of this year's bands, please visit Progday at