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Kristoffer Gildenlöw – New album ‘Empty’
Kristoffer Gildenlöw has announced his new album ‘Empty’ with a video preview. Click on the picture:
New BDP artist: Kristoffer Gildenlöw
We are delighted to welcome the talented Kristoffer Gildenlöw into the Bad Dog Promotions family!
Kristoffer is a Swedish musician and songwriter, known as the bassist of the progressive rock band Pain of Salvation, a session musician, and a solo artist. In 2017, Kristoffer was asked to join the legendary prog band Kayak (NL) as they reunited for another go.
We are now launching our “Session Musicians” section!
If you are looking for professional musicians to collaborate on your album, feel free to contact us.
Nine Skies announce a UK tour in March 2024, along with a new addition to their lineup
The band has just wrapped up their performances in France with Riccardo Romano and unveiled the UK tour dates for “The Lightmaker” tour in March 2024:
We’re delighted to announce the 2023 dates for the show ‘An Evening with John Mitchell‘!
Places are limited.
Fireworks Magazine – Bad Dog Compilation in issue 104 (Autumn 2023)
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Issue #104 is out NOW. Order it from www.fireworks-magazine.com or buy from WH Smiths / McColl’s.
New BDP artist – Ruby Dawn
Ruby Dawn Band perform hypnotic powerful and ambient grooves with a social conscience creating a rich and unique progressive rock sound that weaves emotional intensity with captivating lyrical expressions and goosebump heart-pounding drive.
Like an amalgamation of a Massive Attack, Pink Floyd with energy & passion. The listener is taken on a haunting mind-captivating journey.
2Days Prog + 1 Festival: we’re here!
Come and say hello!
Amanda Lehmann talks to us about Kurt Michaels‘ album Stones from the Garden
“It has been such a pleasure contributing vocals to Kurt Michaels’s brilliant album. His music is so alive and full of variety, and Kurt is a great composer, guitarist and vocalist and has become a good pal. Kurt’s lyrics inspire one to think; they are both searching and personal, and the eclectic style of this album keeps you on your toes. I particularly loved singing the coda to “Relax! Nothing’s Under Control” – the calm after the chaos, the voice of hope. Working with Kurt is a pleasure and we seem to think along similar lines which is always a joy!”Amanda Lehmann
Check it out here: https://kurtmichaels.net
(Pic by Lee Millward)
CLIVE NOLAN AND FRIENDS (Alphen – Netherlands – 26/01/24)
We’re thrilled to be partners in this great festival 2Days Prog + 1 Festival, and to have Karmamoi performing there this year to present their new album and represent the Bad Dog Promotions family! See you there peeps. Come to say hello!
French prog rock band Nine Skies announce Kristoffer Gildenlöw as guest vocalist
You can pre-order the album HERE.
New session musician: John Hackett
Best known for his flute work on albums by his brother Steve Hackett (Genesis), John Hackett is a flute player with both a classical and rock music background, recognisable as possessing a distinctive sound within the world of progressive rock.
John studied music at Sheffield University during the 70’s and gained a diploma from the Guildhall in his 20’s. Alongside his academic career in music, John began his recording career by playing on Steve’s first solo album Voyage of the Acolyte. He went on to play on another of his brother’s albums Please Don’t Touch and also recorded sessions for the original Genesis guitarist, Anthony Phillips. After attaining his degree, John toured extensively with Steve including acoustic tours of guitar and flute. This led later to the formation of the Steve Hackett Acoustic Trio which toured Europe, Japan and the USA with John playing concert and alto flute.
In between and post tours John continued to develop his classical technique. In London during the 80’s he played for countless shows, helped form an orchestra (The Westminster Camerata) performing solo works by Mozart and Bach, and played for the Crouch End Festival Chorus. He also joined the English Flute Quartet who played at the Purcell Room as well as various music festivals. At this time his compositions and playing were also used in several theme tunes for BBC Radio as a member of the group Symbiosis (which he is still a part of today).
“I love working in different styles of music. I’m just as at home playing a Bach sonata as I am on stage with my prog rock band… the advantage of modern technology is I can work in my home studio and take all the time I need to get to know the song and figure out how to make the flute blend with the rest of the track.”
‘An Evening With John Mitchell‘ (Nice – France – 10/06/23)
Nous sommes ravis de vous annoncer la venue de John Mitchell pour un concert privé dans le cadre exceptionnel de la Cave Bianchi à Nice – ne tardez pas pour réserver, les places sont limitées!
New session musician: Adam Holzman
Keyboard player Adam Holzman was a member of the Miles Davis Band from 1985 to 1989. He performed with the trumpet legend in more than 200 concerts worldwide. He can be heard on the albums “Tutu”, “Live Around the World”, “Rubber Band” and “The Complete Montreux” box set (all on Warner Bros.). In 1988 he became Miles’s musical director. For his session and live performances, Adam was praised by the New York Times for his “innovative keyboard work,” and by Keyboard magazine as “one of the most promising synth soloists.” Adam has also toured and recorded extensively with Grover Washington, Jr., Wayne Shorter, Chaka Khan, Steps Ahead, Wallace Roney, Michel Petrucciani, and many others. Adam currently tours and records with popular British rocker Steven Wilson. Adam is featured on Steven’s acclaimed albums “The Raven That Refused To Sing”, “Hand.Cannot.Erase”, “4 1/2”, “To The Bone”, and “The Future Bites”, as well as appearing in the full-length concert videos Get All You Deserve and Home Invasion: Live at Royal Albert Hall. Adam has released 11 albums as both a solo artist and with his band, Adam Holzman & Brave New World. His most recent studio album of hard-edged jazz-rock is titled Truth Decay. The album features many guest artists, including appearances by members of the Steven Wilson band and Adam’s longtime New York-based group, Brave New World. A follow-up live album, The Last Gig, was released in 2021. Adam has also begun a new project with Nick Beggs and Craig Blundell called ‘Trifecta’. Their album “Fragments” was recently released on Kscope to great acclaim.
Adam has been nominated for ‘best electric jazz keyboard player’ several times by Keyboard Magazine. In 2007 he was awarded by the Jazz Journalists Association for his work co-producing (with Bob Belden) the Miles Davis box set “The Cellar Door Sessions” (Sony). Adam is now
getting attention in the rock world, placing high in the ‘Best Keyboard Player’ category in Classic Rock/Prog Magazine polls for the past several years.
‘Regret 9’ solo filmed at soundcheck with Steven Wilson:
New session musician: Kylan Amos
We are happy to welcome Kylan Amos to our session musicians section!
Kylan is the bassist for the British prog rock band Arena, session musician, and one-half member of Backbone Recordings with Scott Higham. Kylan has recorded over a dozen albums, thousands of shows, and numerous tours to his credit.
With some 30 years of experience working with and for the likes of Clive Nolan, Caamora, Sutej Singh, Karl Groom, David Horn (Infinitome), Fabien Bienvenu, End of the Century, TLK, stage shows, tribute acts, and theatre companies. Kylan, also a photographer and designer, has created and designed a number of album covers, artwork, and promotional photography for Arena, Nathalie Miranda, SLC, and other artists.
Nine Skies announce Riccardo Romano as lead singer on their French tour
New BDP artist: Nick Fletcher
Nick is a guitarist and composer. He has been playing the guitar and writing music professionally since 1981, starting out after leaving Music College as a classical guitarist and guitar teacher but also embarked on a career as a session guitarist. He has played in many bands with the likes of Dave Bainbridge and Tim Harries, who was previously the bassist with Bill Bruford’s ‘Earthworks’, Steve Hackett, and John Hackett.
Partnership with Backbone Recordings
Welcome to Backbone Recordings!
Backbone Recordings are bassist Kylan Amos and drummer Scott Higham. BR aim to provide music artists everywhere and anywhere with professional quality bass and drum tracks for your songs and or albums. Both Kylan and Scott have many album credits to their names in Progressive rock, rock, metal, pop, easy listening, and more. Whether you need bass, drums, or both, they will work with you to get the parts the way you want and make sure you will come away with a great backbone to your music. Feel free to call now, let’s work together and create epic music!
New partnership: Melodic Revolution Records!
Founded in 2006, Melodic Revolution Records (MRR) is an independent label that offers a wide variety of music genres while specializing in progressive rock.
New partnership: Progphonic (Progrock.com)
We are really happy to announce our partnership with Progphonic, the famous show on Progrock.com!
Overhead: Telepathic Minds
Attention all prog rock fans! The wait is over as Overhead‘s highly-anticipated double album ‘Telepathic Minds’ is finally here! This calls for celebration! Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms and let your mind be teleported to another dimension. Available now on 2LP, 2CD, download, and on all major music streaming platforms.
New section: “Session musicians”
We are thrilled to launch our new section: “Session musicians“!
We’ll announce musicians one at a time. Today we are glad to welcome Scott Higham.
Scott is an award-winning Session Drummer who has recorded over 50 Studio Albums, and several Live Albums, Live DVDs and performed thousands of live shows across the world.
Artists include Pendragon, Clive Nolan, Caamora, Oliver Wakeman, Angel Witch, Imaginaerium, Dante Fox, Alan Reed, Dec Burke, Infinitome, Paul Samson, Shadowkeep, Sutej Singh, Madison Dyke, Mirko Sangrigoli, Fabien Bienvenu, Euphoria, Mythical Aggression, End of the century, GLF, Sundown, Ethos, Tian… amongst many others.
If you propose session music services and want to submit to be included in our roster please get in touch with us.
We’re always happy to hear about new musicians!
Imaginaerium – ‘The rise of Medici’ is here!
Defined as one of Clive Nolan’s greatest albums and the most beautiful collaboration with Eric Bouillette (rip), “The Rise of Medici” presents itself as a unique epic symphonic rock opera with renaissance flavour. Ranked as one of the best albums of 2022/23, now available in digipack and luxury earbook format.
Fusion Festival 2023
We are thrilled to be part of this great event!
Are you ready to join us?
Nine Skies announce new guest: Adam Holzman
Read the whole article HERE.
Clive Nolan and Laura Piazzai announcement
Here is Clive’s announcement. You can write your comments on the FB pages:
“From the Outside In’… What next?
With this next album, we are planning a different approach and would like to include you (yes, you!) in some important decisions. We want you to help us to build the best album we can: you can be part of this process by suggesting songs written by Clive.
Some songs may remain close to the originals, and some will be re-interpreted from scratch… all of them will feature Laura’s unique vocal approaches.
If you would like to suggest a song from Clive’s vast catalogue, then please include a reason for wanting that number. If your song gets selected for the album, then we will include your name in the liner notes of the CD book, and we may ask you to write an introduction to that chosen song.
Remember, the songs need to be written (or mainly written) by Clive.
We’re listening! “
Festivals – Bad Dog Promotions’ Partners
We are happy to unveil the first lineup of our partners for 2023!
Nine Skies announce Marco Minnemann as first guest on their forthcoming album
Marco worked with Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, The Mute Gods, Tony Levin and Jordan Rudess, Joe Satriani, Randy McStine, and so many others, we no longer present one of the most talented drummers and multi-instrumentalists.
The Lightmaker is due to be released on September 18th, 2023. Stay tuned!
EVENT: KLONE + Wedingoth + Amon Sethis
Splintering Booking Agency & Syncope Prod announced KLONE + Wedingoth + Amon Sethis live on 05/27/2023 at CGR La Rotonde in Villeurbanne (69) – France.
KLONE will present their new album “Meanwhile”.
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Imaginaerium – The Rise of Medici – Scream Magazine
Festival Prog en Beauce – Partenariat
Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer notre partenariat avec le festival Prog en Beauce!
Le festival Prog en Beauce est né de l’envie de faire connaître dans la région centre le style de musique rock que l’on dit progressif. La première édition s’est jouée à guichet fermé le 26 octobre 2013 dans la petite salle “Rive Droite” de Nogent-Le-Roi.
Les trois années suivantes, Prog en Beauce a trouvé un lieu plus spacieux à Villemeux-sur-Eure permettant à ce “petit” festival de gagner ses lettres de noblesse.
En 2017, l’équipe organisatrice a concocté une édition spéciale, une sorte de “best of” des quatre premières éditions, sur deux jours. Elle a eu lieu dans la salle Maurice Leblond de Pierres en partenariat avec la municipalité.
À ce jour, ce partenariat est reconduit chaque année offrant un meilleur confort à tous.
Fireworks Magazine – Partnership
Le Crescendo festival nous a une fois de plus offert une programmation exceptionnelle! 🔥
Bad Dog était présent avec vous, et fièrement représenté sur scène par Arnaud Quevedo & Friends! 🎶
A l’année prochaine 😎!
Bad Dog Promotions interviewed Ian Mosley from Marillion for Koid’9 Magazine!
Nine Skies – Steve Hackett, John Hackett & Damian Wilson featuring on the new album
Steve Hackett, John Hackett & Damian Wilson are featuring on the new Nine Skies’ album “5.20“. Listen to the teaser here:
Clive Nolan joins Imaginaerium!
Bad Dog Promotions & Imaginaerium are happy to announce that the progressive rock guru, Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon, Shadowland, Caamora) will be responsible for developing the concept for “The Rise of Medici”. As well as writing the lyrics and in collaboration with Eric Bouillette, Clive will also compose the music and orchestrate the forthcoming album. It is for the first time in his career that Clive will impersonate a baddie!
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