sábado, 20 de maio de 2017

CREDO Neo-Prog • United Kingdom


Despite being a Neo Prog band, the history of these British musicians goes back to 1971 when Tim BIRRELL (guitar) and Jim MURDOCH (bass) were members of the Scottish band ARMAGEDDON, but as they say in their site, none of them were able to play decently until a couple years later, but discouraged because of the lack of success, the band split soon. In 1977 the two musicians decided to embrace music again, but there was a long path to go through; after some time the talented keyboardist and lyricist Mick STOVOLD joins them and is followed by Paul CLARK (drums) and even before they had chosen a name, Mark COLTON (vocals) joins the band.

In 1992 they have their first gig in Alderton under the name AD HOC; it's only in 1993 when they release their first demos, that the name CREDO is adopted by the musicians. In 1994 the band releases their debut album called ''Field of Vision'', which has some success in UK, the sound of the band is influenced by the usual suspects like MARILLION, GENESIS, a bit of YES, but with a brighter, even when lighter, sound.

They have extensive tours but four days before a concert supporting Paul YOUNG, Mick STOVOLD decides to leave the band and is replaced by Mike VARTY and later Paul CLARKE is replaced by Martin MEADS. It takes the band 11 years, but at last ''Rhetoric'' is released in 2005; despite the changes in the band the style remains similar, even though they sound much better and the album is much more solid than the debut, this time you can even listen some David GILMOUR influence.

Really good band that deserves to be listened, just hope that it doesn't take them another decade to release their third album.

Iván Melgar Morey

Update:
In 2009, CREDO release the live DVD ''This is What We Do'', recorded in Poland and containing mostly material from ''Rhetoric''. In 2011, their third album ''Against Reason'' is released, including the hit 'Staring at the Sun' that received airplay and praise in Europe and the band do headline tours in UK and Europe. In April 2012, Martin MEADS leaves the band due to other commitments and in July Gerald ('Mully') MULLIGAN fills in the drums position. Several shows follow in 2012 and 2013 and the band is preparing for the release of their fourth album.

Update by aapatsos



Thanks Magal

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