that shakes the bones, with a barrage of images that feeds the mind. IT’s sound fuses
the classic melodies of prog rock’s past with a passion and intensity usually only
found in punk or metal bands. Politics, religion, war and sexuality all come under the
band’s lens for critical examination. Lyrics are intelligent, challenging and
occasionally darkly humorous. The bottom line is that the IT experience will inform
your thinking, feelings and memory long after the last notes have ended.
length album The Stranger Inside the Self. This was also when the band first began
the group on stage. The band followed this up with the album Two Worlds in early
21st 2002. It was created as a concept with a story line and
was performed by IT live in its entirety accompanied by
projected visual montages created by Nick Jackson. In 2004 IT
began to redefine itself as the band line-up grew and become
more permanent, particularly with the addition of Andy
Rowberry on lead guitar. He also now contributes to a lot of
the song-writing alongside Nick Jackson.
The fourth album Departure was released in July 2009 to
critical acclaim with the accompanying bonus DVD giving an
indication of the powerful onstage visuals that had by now
become an integral part of the IT experience.
There then followed something of a hiatus whilst the band
formulated the ideas that would eventually become…
generations. The CD comprises 10 brand new tracks and was released in March 2017
supported by a video preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk82tpzginU
All tracks were written and produced by Nick Jackson (vocals/guitar) and Andy
Rowberry (lead guitar) with 3 co-written by James Hawkins (bass) and Will Chism
(drums). Ryan McCaffrey (keyboards) completes the line-up.
The global official release date was 01st March 2017 via the Progressive Gears
Records label in both digital and physical formats to universal acclaim leading to a
Limelight feature in Prog Magazine (October 2017).
After a 4 years hiatus, the band returned to the stage with a stunning performance at
Progtoberfest in London on 29th October 2017 followed up with more of the same at
the inaugural Fusion Festival in March 2018 and a series of acclaimed gigs that year
culminating in a nomination in the Prog Mag Awards.
Surrey band Quiet Wish got together in late 2016, and have since been built a reputation as an exciting and unique live band, thanks to well received headline and support gigs around the south of England. After a recent support gig at Southampton’s Talking Heads one reviewer was moved to describe Quiet Wish as ‘one of the best support bands I’ve ever seen’!
The band’s unique sound is best described as alt-rock with a progressive approach, with songs inspired by humanitarian and environmental issues, which are intense and atmospheric, often heavy but always melodic, with dual lead guitars and Carola Baer’s hauntingly powerful, emotionally-charged vocals. After releasing two self-produced CDs, ‘Closer’ and ‘Ruby Dawn’, the band signed with Progressive Gears Records in 2018. The band’s official debut album is scheduled for release in spring 2019.
Carola Baer – vocals, keys, guitar
David J Lambert – guitar, bass, vocals, synth, loops
Dave Salsbury – guitar, synth, electronics, vocals
Matt Manning – drums