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Alleya is a currently London-based musician working in a variety of creative and unique experiences. Her current work includes performance and composition with South-East London band Lucien Chase and solo bookings. She recently performed on The X Factor UK in an all female ensemble supporting singer Grace Davies. Alleya began learning violin at a young age, studying under Margaret Escobar and later with Emelinda Escobar. Her professional studies began at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she earned her Bachelorís Degree in Violin Performance.
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New Song Wins Competition
Elaine's new, "No Smoke Without Fire" song will be featuring on the band's forthcoming, new album and recording of the album at Skyline Studios continues from 18th May! Exciting! Click the link to hear the song as performed at the competition:-
Tour Kicks off in July
Last year the Kindred Spirit Band recorded the first half of the new album including a very special population song.
The song hopes to explain why the growing global population is so damaging to our future and how the people of the world can act in a positive way, without the need to wait for government action (which looks like coming too late to prevent environmental disaster)!
Please have a listen to the song and share, share, share the web page for this song.....
Band Go Down A Storm at HRH Prog Fest 7
A five hour drive saw us arrive at Hafan Y Mor Caravan Site in beautiful (and sunny) Pwllheli, North Wales on November 17th. Following two radio interviews, for HRH Prog Radio and Midlands Metalheads Radio, the band played a 95min spot on Stage 2 (overlapping with headliners, Hawkwind, on Stage 1, but capturing the
of a packed crowd)!
Garry Foster, presenter of the "Unchained & Prog Rock Files" (101.8 WCR FM) said,
Garry said this about his impression of the Kindred Spirit Band at HRH Prog Festival (click to hear this audio clip from his programme)
If you would like to see lots more photos and view a video with some antics from Martin Ash, take a look at the band Facebook Page
Rock Society Magazine Feature
Here is the first page of our three page feature in Rock Society Magazine. If you want to read the whole article, you can obtain your copy here
First Batch of New Tracks Ready!
The band have been back at Skyline Studios since February 2018 recording six new numbers (see details of the numbers below). Check out the recording process we went through here.
We now have six, new song tracks to release as singles via digital downloads or to add to a physical CD, if we decide there are enough people wanting a physical CD to justify the cost of manufacturing one. We have created approx 1 minute clips of each one for you to have a listen to them, below!
Jez Larder at Skyline Studios
Shall we make a new CD?
We are still deciding whether to make a physical CD album, to present our newly recorded songs or whether to just have digital downloads. You can influence this decision.
If you want a CD speak up and join our "New Album" list. If you join the list you will be the first people to get the physical album (if it comes out, for a £10 fee). You don't need to pay anything "up front" and you will get exclusive access to extra audio and video of the recording and creating process in a special, extra "New Album" newsletter, being dispatched monthly!
Whatever happens, we plan to record another 6 tracks (only 2 of which have yet to be written) and we hope to be ready to do this in the autumn, ready for a possible album launch in late January / early February.
Please note that some problems were experienced with joining this list, which have now been fixed!
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Band to play HRH Prog Fest 7, in November
HRH Prog Fest 7
Twickenham Arts Centre
Since the Kindred Spirit Band were going to be performing at it on March 23rd and quite a few people she spoke to seemed unaware of it, Elaine has written an article about Twickenham's spectacular new arts centre, to help introduce it to everyone. She has written it like a tour around the centre with excellent photographs by RP Photography Solutions. Take a look below.
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Music Legends and the Kindred Spirit Band
Following the passing of music legend, Ray Thomas, one of the original members of the Moody Blues, who the Kindred Spirit Band met at their concert with "Blue Onyx", in December 2010, at Leatherhead Theatre, Elaine has written the article below describing the musical legends who have been drawn to the Kindred Spirit Band since their formation after the dawn of the new millenium.
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Elaine received an inspirational email from a new fan just before New Year's Eve, and felt compelled to write the article below , which she hopes will inspire everyone for 2018!
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