Lowe’s & Brzezicki’s ESP – Prog Project Updates

Mark Brzezicki

Mark BrzezickiStay tuned for new 2017 live gig and tour updates!

The core band is back in studio working on new material – meanwhile new reviews keep coming in!

‘Invisible Din’ album & launch reviews and purchasing information.

February 2016
Mark BrzezickiWe’ve been in the studio working on Tony Lowe’s ESP project; a unique symphonic progressive rock concept album touching upon the musical realms of Brand X, David JacksonAlan Parsons, King Crimson with colours of Genesis and Yes…. Parts are in from the remarkable; Mark Brzezicki (Big Country, Procol Harum), David Cross (King Crimson), David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator), John Young (Lifesigns), Pat Orchard, Alison Fleming & John Beagley – and we look forward to adding bass from Steve Gee (Landmarq), Phil Spalding (Steve Hackett, Mike Oldfield) and electric harp from Yumi Hara (Daevid Allen, Hugh Hopper).

The session this week with Mark Brzezicki and his new custom Pearl drum kit left us all inspired Tony Lowe, Mark Brzezicki, David Cross, John Beagleyand energized. Mark is a world class, liquid drummer with a great prog groove. As one onlooker put it, we were all enchanted.

14/04/16 – It’s Bass Player week at the ESP sessions. Steve Gee from Landmarq came in yesterdayTony Lowe & Phil Spalding and completely smashed it on two sections and will return to do much more in the coming weeks. Another low frequency transformation takes place when Phil Spalding comes in on Friday to rattle our bones with his own take on the opening and closing sections. There will be titles… eventually…

Steve Gee & Tony LoweListening to the fantastic musicianship and creativity of all participants is a joy, each part distinctively adding to the whole of this major composition. We are aiming for a late autumn 2016 release, accompanied by a launch gig.

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Simon Townshend, Tony Lowe, Phil Spalding & Mark Brzezicki at The Half Moon, Putney

Phil, Mark, Simon, Tony

Sound Check

Simon Townshend

We had a brilliant night watching Simon Townshend, Tony Lowe, Phil Spalding and MaSimon, Tony and Charlie Chan Watching... rk Brzezicki at The Half Moon in Putney on Friday 29th January, 2016. What a great line-up in support of Independent Venue Week and the launch of Simon’s label, STIR Records.

Simon’s crew had a couple of photographers present, so I was able to Tony Lowestand and watch the show (and sing along). I did get some photos at the sound check which can be viewed here and on Tony Lowe’s Facebook, but had a wonderful time listening to the music and watching – the gig was intense, they scorched the venue!

There is often a feeling of ‘family’ at Simon’s gigs with the band, not only because family is present but also due to fans who are, for the most part, pleasant, excited and dedicated. Had a great time meeting a number of people, made some new friends and got to see others I hadn’t connected with in years. I was able to meet online Facebook friends and put names to familiar faces. All in all, a great night for everyone!

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Have a look at Alan Barne’s photos, Charlie Chan’s blog and photos, and Simon’s take on the night. Many thanks to Jody Linscott for allowing us to use her photos as well (black & white photo at top & photo below) – String

Phil, Mark, Simon, Tony

 

Human Sleeping

Human Sleeping

Human Sleeping Digipak

Human SleepingDreams 1 to 8′  – the stunning new album from Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming – out July 1, 2014!

This evocative album has a ghostly beauty, woven throughout by Tony Lowe’s distinctive and heartfelt guitar with overlays of Alison’s sublime ‘clear-water’ vocals and eclectic lyrics.

It’s mysterious, dreamlike atmospheric prog with strong melodies, provocative intent, and a pervasive message of hope.

Reviews and Pre-Ordering special – a link to the free, exclusive – MP3 Download of ‘Drifting Over’ by Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming HERE.

‘Mystery’, from the Human Sleeping album.

‘The Visitor’, from the Human Sleeping album.

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Tony Lowe on Simon Townshend’s Tour

Something New by Simon Townshend

Tony is playing guitar and keyboards on Simon Townshend’s SECRET WEAPON TOUR in 2012. Some of the dates have been changed, new dates below.

Due to last minute and unforeseen changed in Roger Daltrey’s schedule, a number of SIMON TOWNSHEND 2012 UK Tour dates needed to be rescheduled. Below is a revised list of dates and venues. Additional details and updates will be added to each as soon as we have them.

REVISED DATES FOR SIMON TOWNSHEND’s 2012 UK TOUR (as of 2011-11-25)

(we will be updating info, ticket links, etc as we go along)

Feb 16 – The Yardbirds Club – Grimsby
Feb 17 – The Riverside – Newcastle
Feb 18 –  Leeds / Manchester
Feb 19 – The Greystones – Sheffield
Feb 23 – Esquires – Bedford
Feb 24 – Mr Kyps – Poole
Feb 25 – The Nags Head – High Wycombe
Feb 26 – The Riga Music Bar – Southend
Feb 29 – Ropetackle – Shoreham
Mar 01 – Mama Stones – Exeter
Mar 02 – Devonport Guildhall – Plymouth
Mar 03 – The Ritz – Penzance
Mar 04 – The Old Grammar School – Truro
Mar 07 – The Eel Pie Club – Twickenham
Mar 16 – The Queens Hall – Nuneaton
Mar 17 – The Tropic – Ruislip
Mar 27 – The Fleece – Bristol
Mar 28 – Portmerion Village
Mar 29 – The Vic – Swindon
Mar 25 – The Milton Rooms – Malton – THIS DATE POSTPONED – new date TBA