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Posted on Monday, March 14 2022 @ 22:38:57 CDT by Steven Reid
Progressive Rock Dave Bainbridge wrote on 14th March 2022 -

Hi Everyone, and a warm welcome especially to those of you who are new to the mailing list. There's some exciting news regarding Iona on vinyl, a film score I'll be working on, a new online interview and reviews of 'To The Far Away'!

First of all a huge thank you to the brilliant and generous people who are now supporting me on my Patreon page. It's been great fun so far, interacting with people through the Weekly Live Hang Outs and via my various posts. So far I've shared a spontaneous piano impro video, video update from Dave Brons' studio on my work on his forthcoming album 'Return To Arda', several archive and art photos, exclusive news items and previously unseen live videos that my wife Sharon and I have been collating. I also did a live 'behind the scenes' look at how I put together the title track from 'To The Far Away', exploring the multitrack recordings. There was also a peak into me rehearsing for the upcoming Lifesigns tour (dates below, I hope some of you can make it along!), demonstrating the various sounds I'm using.

Of course the news coming out of Ukraine and the unfolding ramifications of the war on our lives seems to make what I do pale into insignificance. But when the arts and artistic expression are shut down and destroyed, as I said in my previous newsletter, the enemy wins. And so I, and those I'm working with continue to create art for as long as we're able, sometimes beautiful, sometimes moving, sometimes challenging, always hopeful that in the end, love, beauty and goodness will prevail.

Dave Bainbridge on Patreon

IONA VINYL RELEASES!

Just a few days ago I received the pre-masters from Nigel Palmer at Lowland Masters for the first 3 Iona albums to approve for their vinyl releases!! There's been a lot of talk about this for several years with Rob at Gonzo Multimedia, but finally it's happening. So far I've listened to the debut album and it sounds fantastic! Each album will be released as a double album and will feature the full album plus a few of the tracks from the Book of Iona companion disks. We're also working on completely new artwork to make the most of the gatefold sleeve format. The plan is to eventually release all the Iona albums on vinyl if there is sufficient demand. I'll keep you posted on pre-order and release dates. South West Special

I'm very excited to say that I'm working on a film score! The film, to be called 'South West Special' is the story of a man learning to appreciate his own art and realise that you don't have to compromise your own art to tell the story that you want. This theme particularly resonates with me and the amazing thing is that Patreon is actually enabling me to not compromise on my own art by helping to provide a base income for me to be able to work on projects like this. I'll be documenting the composition process as it unfolds on my Patreon page. You can find out more about the film at southwestspecial.pictures and read about my involvement in the Crew section.


LIFESIGNS TOUR DATES
8th April, Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle
9th April, Winter's End Festival, Chepstow (sold out)
10th April, Robin 2, Bilston
12th April, The Half Moon, Putney, London
13th April, 1865, Southampton
14th April, Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Fletching, Sussex
2nd-7th May Cruise to the Edge, Caribbean
*Follow the link below for the ticket links.

Get Lifesigns tickets HERE


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