2018 has seen the announcement of new members.
Gonzalo Carrera, keyboard player on The Gathering Light returned to the band. Regarded as one of the best keyboard players of his generation Gonzalo’s virtuoso playing brings an added dimension to the band’s sound.
Fillipo Galli was announced as the band’s new drummer. Filippo hails from Tuscany, Italy and now lives and teaches drums in London.
In November the band announced guitarist Luke Machin has teamed up with the band as a special guest for future tours and recording.
Luke had already been working with Ian on his Illuminae project. Luke’s stunning playing recently elevated him into the Prog Magazine Best Guitarist poll top ten alongside guitar legends Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery and Guthrie Govan. He’s also shared the stage with Jeff Beck, Francis Dunnery, Pain of Salvation and Robert Plant.
In November the band announced new vocalist Anglo-Cypriot Sertari completing the new lineup.
The band were incredibly impressed with her beautiful vocals in the audition; there was an immediate chemistry and it was clear we all shared the same musical vision. It was very obvious to us that she was a perfect match for the band. Sertari’s own diverse musical influences include Nightwish, Kate Bush, Led Zeppelin and Florence + the Machine to name a few, so we already shared the same musical DNA.