The Emerald Dawn
Mon 07 Aug 2023
Book ‘Standard Admission’ for Unreserved Cabaret-Style Seating downstairs.
THE EMERALD DAWN are a multi-instrumentalist, symphonic progressive rock quartet, who combine elements from rock, jazz and classical music to produce their own original, distinctive and exciting sound — a sound that is cinematic, epic, experimental and powerful. Although beginning life as a duo in Edinburgh in 2010, and then relocating to St Ives in Cornwall in 2011 transforming first a trio and finally a quartet, it is only in the past couple of years that the band have been making huge waves in the UK prog scene, having gone down a storm at Prog for Peart, A New Day, Fusion, A Sunday in September (London), Danfest, Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, and having headlined at Prog the Forest in London. The band have had a two-page feature in a recent issue of Prog Magazine, and in the Prog Magazine Readers’ Poll for the Best Unsigned Band, The Emerald Dawn came third. Tony Colvill of The Progressive Aspect chose the band’s 2021 album as his album of the year, as did The Ancient One at Progzilla Radio. That album, ‘To Touch the Sky’, came out on vinyl by Plane Groovy in March last year. Also last year The Prog Mind ranked the band’s bass player’s performance tenth in the world. The band’s keyboard player has featured in The Prog Mind’s top 10 keyboard performances of the year for The Emerald Dawn’s past three albums and in 2017 was ranked 7th. The band’s guitarist has featured in The Prog Mind’s top 10 guitar performances of the year for the band’s albums ‘Visions’ and ‘Nocturne’, and in 2017 was ranked 6th. Later this year the band will be releasing their fifth studio album ‘In Time’. The Emerald Dawn comprise Tree Stewart (keyboards, flute, acoustic guitar, and vocals), Ally Carter (guitar, tenor and soprano saxophones, and keyboards), David Greenaway (6-string fretless and fretted bass guitars), and Tom Jackson (drums).
“As epic and as beautiful as it is possible to get…” Scream Magazine
“Often gorgeous and sometimes transcendent…potent pastoral-tinged prog flows from the stage.” Gary Mackenzie, Prog Magazine
“I think I have a contender for my ‘Album Of The Year 2021’… To Touch The Sky is a magnificent album that seems to provide evidence that The Emerald Dawn are truly on their way… My simple advice is to clear a space on your CD shelves to house this masterpiece.” Prog Rock Music Talk
“Very, very atmospheric…all their tracks are a terrific soundscape…they manage to paint terrific aural pictures.” (‘Searching for the Lost Key’) Jim Lawson, Progzilla Radio
Lots of info about The Emerald Dawn can be found here (including links to recent gig reviews): https://www.theemeralddawn.net/
EBB are a 6-piece Art/Rock/Progressive band comprised of 5 women and 1 guy, writing and playing in their own style, telling their own stories, and wrestling with their own concepts.Their debut EP, ‘Death & The Maiden’ was released on Boudicca Records in 2019. Their debut, full-length studio album ‘Mad & Killing Time’ was released on November 1st 2022, also on Boudicca Records
In the Prog Magazine Readers’ Poll for the Best Unsigned Band, EBB came fourth.