“What happens when you combine the sounds of modern Progressive Rock with the Synth-driven styles of alternative rock?” Synaesthesia.
Taking the best parts of traditional Prog and bringing it most definitely into the 21st century, with a keen sense of melody and memorable, catchy riffs as well as plenty of experimentation.
Synaesthesia’s music is primarily written by 20 year old multi-instrumentalist Adam Warne who incorporates influences from acts such as Frost*, Porcupine Tree and Muse – this up and coming band will be releasing their debut album early 2014 on GEP.
Adam had been influenced by his father’s music taste from a young age but it wasn’t until his time at The BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology (where alumni include artists such as Amy Winehouse, Imogen Heap and Katie Melua) that he began experimenting with the Progressive style of writing. After graduating in 2011, he went on to study an undergraduate Bmus course in Popular Music at Middlesex University. Adam is currently in his final year.
Synaesthesia’s debut album was produced by Michael Holmes and recorded at Aubitt Studios, expertly engineered by Rob Aubrey. All instruments are played by Adam with the exception of guitars by Nikolas Jon and Ollie Hannifan.
Adam has now completed the band line up and will be taking Synaesthesia out for concerts in 2014. Their debut show was the support slot with IQ at their 2013 Christmas Bash in De Boerderij, Holland.
The line up includes Adam Warne on synths, keyboards and vocals. Ollie Hannifan and Sam Higgins on guitars and backing vocals, Robin Johnson on drums and percussion and Peter Episcopo on bass and backing vocals.