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ProgDay 2015 adds Quantum Fantay, Marbin, and Pascal Gutman Trio to lineup

With the festival only a month away, the finishing details of the long-running ProgDay festival are taking form. Belgian space rock explorers Quantum Fantay, multinational fusioneers Marbin, and the trio of Pascal Gutman, Ramsés Luna, and Kiko King.

by Jon Davis, Published 2015-08-03

Quantum Fantay in the studioFrom the press release:

QUANTUM FANTAY:
“A race around the world, a detour to the ancient East and a trip to deep outer space pretty much sums up spacerockers Quantum Fantay's approach perfectly! The band take ideas and themes similar to bands such as the Ozric Tentacles, Hidria Spacefolk and even a dash of Hawkwind, but add plenty of their own individuality…”
- Aussie-Byrd-Brother, PROGARCHIVES

The base of Belgium’s QUANTUM FANTAY was founded in 2002 when neighbors Pete Mush and Jaro began jamming in the attic, later joined by Gino Bartolini. Since then the band has released 7 albums and has become known as one of the best space rock bands in the world. US audiences were first introduced to the band’s live energy at NEARfest 2009. ProgDay is pleased to give QUANTUM FANTAY’s US fans another chance to hear them as our closing band on Sunday.

MARBIN:
MARBIN began in 2007 as an improvised music duo consisting of Israeli guitarist Dani Rabin and Israeli saxophonist Danny Markovitch Slor. After relocating to Chicago in 2008, the pair began working with Chicago musicians and developed a reputation for their playing and live energy. With a do-it-yourself approach, MARBIN started massive touring in 2011 to take its music everywhere it could, playing over 300 shows a year. After well over a thousand shows and numerous album releases, the band has established a fan base among fusion fans all over the US. MARBIN will be featuring material from the new album to be released in late September.

PASCAL GUTMAN TRIO with RAMSÉS LUNA and KIKO KING:
PASCAL GUTMAN TRIO gathers together three great musicians from different geographical and musical origins, giving an original vibe to the band's creations. Merging jazz-rock, world music, ambient and experimental elements, PGT explores new musical territories with tremendous sensibility and energy.

PASCAL GUTMAN: Starting with piano and later moving to the bass guitar, Pascal discovered the Chapman Stick in 1981. Though playing bass for 20 years, Pascal began to compose and play exclusively on the Stick. Since then he has become known as one of the main proponents of the instrument in France and has released 4 recordings in various configurations, from solo performances to quintets. This trio is the most recent incarnation of Pascal's music.

RAMSÉS LUNA: ProgDay audiences may remember Ramsés Luna from his previous ProgDay performance as a member of CABEZAS DE CERA. He is also a founding member of LUZ DE RIADA and is part of the collective ESPACIAL MEXICANO.

KIKO KING: Kiko King is no stranger to ProgDay, having previously performed on the Storybook stage during his 5 year stint as the drummer of CAST. A Sabian endorsed artist since 2003, he released the album Stick Drum Duo with Pascal Gutman in 2012.

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Related artist(s): Marbin, Quantum Fantay

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