Lonely Robot - TILT - Kepler Ten
Lonely Robot had their latest release go in at number 6 in the Official Rock charts following a highly successful first album. John Mitchell is a singer, songwriter, guitarist (for It Bites, Arena, Frost* and more) and music producer at Outhouse Studios in Reading, UK. His latest project is Lonely Robot where he is joined by Craig Blundell (Frost*, Steven Wilson), Steve Vantsis (Fish, Tilt) and Liam Holmes (musical director and session musician).
TILT are Steve Vantsis, Dave Stewart, Robin Boult, Paul Humphreys and Paul Dourley. Steve, Dave and Robin are probably best known for being in ex-Marillion singer Fish’s band, helping to write and record his solo albums as well as being involved in many world tours spanning over 20 years. Tilt have only performed twice so far. Their first gig was in March at Planet Rock’s Winter’s End festival then at the beginning of April at de Boerderij Prog Dreams festival in the Netherlands.
Kepler Ten are a new and powerful melodic and progressive hard rock band featuring three excellent musicians from Southampton, UK – James Durand (Vocals, Bass, Keyboards), Steve Hales (Drums, Piano), Richie Cahill (Guitars). Kepler Ten’s debut album ‘Delta-v’ was mixed and mastered by John Mitchell and was released on February 10th 2017. Lyrically there are two main themes that are woven throughout the album. The first is the sun which effectively bookends ‘Delta-v’. The opening track – Ultraviolet – begins with the sound of the rising sun breaking the horizon and beginning a brand new day. The other theme that run through ‘Delta-v’ is a human one. Our need to be able to come to terms with situations and to have the courage to change course. With Steve and James coming from a progressive rock background and Richie providing a harder, heavier rock guitar the bands influences are diverse. Muse, Rush, Yes, Dream Theater, Queensryche, Van Halen and even some Queen.