KARIBOW + support at The Musician at The Musician
Date: Sat 7th Sep
Live at The Musician, Leicester 7th September 2019 plus special guests This Winter Machine
This is a double header show with This Winter Machine. Karibow onstage first.
feat: This Winter Machine
Doors 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Tonight's billing of German band Karibow and one of the UK's finest acts This Winter Machine promises to be a wonderful evening of prog.
Oliver Rüsing first formed KariBow as a six-piece band somewhere near the end of 1996, but as other obligations pressed upon the lives of each member the band dissolved. Oliver himself went on to be an art professor and word is that he was also a drum teacher. But Oliver has a gift for writing songs and composing and playing music. KariBow became a personal project for which, if I have this correctly, he wrote, composed, played all instruments (guitars, keyboards, bass, and drums), recorded, and produced all on his own. A steady succession of albums followed over the years, released in small numbers and not for a broader market beyond friends and a small interested fan base.
That began to change in 2011 with the release of "Man of Rust". His very wise and perceptive wife told him to stop making albums for the shelves and to get his music out there. Oliver submitted the album to the German Rock & Pop Musicians' Association (DRMV) and it was chosen for the award of best arrangement. Three years later, he released "Addicted" and it too won the same award, this time for best progressive band. That led to Oliver's most ambitious project yet, the phenomenal "Holophinium", a full album of progressive melodic rock with a band and a cast of stellar guests including Sean Timmins, Colin Tench, and Michael Saddler of Saga. A second disc featuring the multipart 37-minute track "Letters from the White Room" was part of the package. KariBow toured with Saga and have since played some festivals in Germany as well. With KariBow's fan base suddenly growing, an interest developed in earlier albums (at the time of the release of "Holophinium", only "Addicted" was also available on CD and "Man of Rust" was a download only). Oliver, fresh of the tour with Saga, took a brief holiday and then jumped back into the studio. The result is a re-release of "Man of Rust", remixed and remastered, with three extra studio tracks not included on the original version. New album Monumento features many guests in the prog world and has many fantastic reviews.
This Winter Machine formed in mid 2016 after a series of ads led to jams that quickly turned into writing sessions.
Members have shared a stage with artists as diverse as Marillion and Uriah Heep, Tim 'Ripper' Owens, Magnum and Uli Jon Roth.
The debut album 'The Man Who Never Was' was released in Jan 2017 to widespread critical acclaim and a great response from the public.
They were nominated in the Best Newcomers category at the Classic Rock Society annual awards, which they won in 2018 and have also been included in many 'Names To Watch' lists for 2017/18. Their second album A Tower Of Clocks is selling in great numbers and is always riding high in the prog charts.
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