Formed in 1990 Landmarq are a UK-based ‘neo-progressive’ rock band. The band have an extensive catalogue having so far released a total of ten albums, four of which were recorded live at various concerts in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, plus two official concert DVD’s filmed in Poland (2006) and The Netherlands (2015).
Following an enforced break in 2009, due to ill-health, Landmarq re-emerged on to the Prog scene early in 2012 with the release of their eagerly-anticipated fifth studio album, “Entertaining Angels”, a Special Edition double-CD set. This proved to be a triumphant return for the band as they received many glowing reviews from fans and music press alike. This was followed up with “Angels On Tour”, a series of live dates through 2012-2013.
A major change of line-up then occurred in 2018 when, due to relocation in both cases, vocalist Tracy Hitchings and drummer Danny Martin separately made the difficult decisions to move on from Landmarq. Guitarist Uwe D’rose, keyboardist Mike Varty and bassist Steve Gee resolved to continue writing new material for a proposed new album whilst also beginning the search for Tracy’s and Danny’s replacements. Following a series of auditions, the band settled once again back to full strength with the addition of new vocalist Wolf Campen and drummer Andy Allen.
Landmarq have since made a welcome return to the stage with some superb performances all of which have received excellent reviews and comments. The band are looking forward to more live shows in the future including this return to Southampton’s 1865.
A more complete biography and full discography can be found at www.landmarq.net
ESPFeaturing Peter Coyle
The ESP Project began in 2015/16 with ‘Invisible Din’ featuring well-known prog guests. Followed in 2018 by ’22 Layers of Sunlight’, a collaboration between Tony Lowe & Peter Coyle. The ESP Project moved forward with the release of ‘three’ in January 2019 and ‘THE RISING’ 11th of October 2019. On 14th August 2020 a special Bandcamp release of the newest album, phenomena, and on 28th August – the official release to iTunes, Amazon and all digital outlets.
ESP albums have been given over 46, 4-4.5 star reviews by music press, voted into the top 10 Prog Rock albums of the year and top 10 albums of 2018