Join us at 229 THE VENUE 2, London – 11th November 2016 for ESP’s ‘Invisible Din’ – Album Launch
ESP – is a collaboration with musicians from King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, Procol Harum, GTR, Landmarq, Lifesigns and more. The new band, formed by Producer/Guitarist Tony Lowe, and Drummer Mark Brzezicki, is showcasing the Debut Album,‘Invisible Din‘ on 11th November 2016, and will include performances from most of the musical contributors. The immensely talented Mickey Simmonds has joined the ESP project and will be appearing at the album launch. Mickey has previously worked with Mike Oldfield, Fish, Camel and many others.
Written and Produced by Tony Lowe, ESP is the first album Tony and Mark have worked on together, although they have both played extensively on Simon Townshend’s albums.‘Invisible Din‘ is written and produced by Tony Lowe who recently co-produced the ‘Starless Starlight‘ album by David Cross & Robert Fripp.
Set for an 11th November 2016 release, ESP’s ‘Invisible Din‘ can be compared to Genesis, King Crimson, Yes, Roger Waters, The Alan Parson’s Project and Brand X. Details and Tickets
Tony’s been in studio working on the ESP project; a unique symphonic progressive rock concept album touching upon the musical realms of Brand X, Alan Parsons, King Crimson with colours of Genesis and Yes…. Parts are in from the remarkable; Mark Brzezicki (Big Country, Procol Harum), David Cross (King Crimson), David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator), John Young (Lifesigns), Pat Orchard, Alison Fleming & John Beagley – and we look forward to adding bass from Steve Gee (Landmarq), Phil Spalding (Steve Hackett, Mike Oldfield) and electric harp from Yumi Hara (Daevid Allen, Hugh Hopper). More here.
Tony is very much looking forward to playing guitar with Simon Townshend on the 29th of January. With Mark Brzezicki and Phil Spalding it should be a right good noise and also the same line up as on the ‘Denial’ album. A Four track Limited Edition EP of brand new mixes will also be available on the night. Tickets and information.
ESP – This year sees the start of Tony Lowe’s album project – ESP. Joining him as special guests on the album will be; Mark Brzezicki, David Cross, David Jackson, John Young, Steve Gee, Phil Spalding, Alison Fleming, Yumi Hara, Pat Orchard, John Beagley – aiming for a 2016 release. For latest news – Tony’s UPDATE.
Tony Lowe interviewed on CODIGO – CDMX Radio, Mexico. Podcast here. “Platicamos con el músico y productor británico Tony Lowe, ex integrante de la banda Bram Stoker y colaborador de grandes figuras del rock progresivo como David Cross y Robert Fripp.”
“As a result, this extraordinary collaboration between Fripp and KC alumnus David Cross serves as a gorgeous salute to the most emotionally potent refrain in the band’s history.” Read more in PROG (Issue 56 June 2015).
David Cross interviewed in Classic Rock describing the creation of Starless Starlight; “Then I spent so long in developing these that they only really came into focus when Tony Lowe came into the project as a co-producer to help bring it all together. You can get so locked into music that you can’t see the wood for the trees. Thankfully, Tony saved me from myself. What I was aiming for was music that was warm yet dark. Something that drew you in, yet also had a certain distance. I think that’s what you hear.” Continued.
“Nocturne and back again: CRIMSO classic makes a stellar return.” – Let It Rock
“But whatever it’s all about, this is unquestionably one of the most beautiful violin albums I’ve ever come across, and one of the best albums so far this year.” Read more of this excellent review of ‘Starless Starlight’.
‘Starless Night’ the album launch gig – Review Here – here is a shot of Tony Lowe, David Cross and David Jackson in rehearsals. Yumi Hara, off camera.
Find out more about ‘Starless Starlight’, Creativity, and King Crimson in this Interview with David Cross.
View the brand new half hour documentary featuring David Cross, Tony Lowe, ex-Van Der Graff Generator’s David Jackson and Yumi Hara as they prepared for last week’s Starless Starlight album launch party.
Tony Lowe accompanied Chris Gray in his Live Session on the Robert Elms Show on April 1st on BBC Radio London 94.9. Playlist.
Tony completed producton of Chris Gray’s debut album ‘Diamonds In Your Tree’ for a 6th April, 2015 release. The album, EP and singles are receiving radio play all over the UK, including on BBC Radio 2 – Dermot O’Leary show.
Human Sleeping – Dreams 1 to 8′ – the stunning new album from Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming – out July 1, 2014!
‘The Visitor’, from ‘Human Sleeping – Dreams 1 to 8′.
ORDER HERE! - Upon Completion of Check-Out – you will receive a link to the free, exclusive – MP3 Download of ‘Drifting Over’ by Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming “Drifting Over is just amazing. What a groove. Can’t wait for the rest!” -BT
New review at the Sea of Tranquility – “This is another great album for Tony Lowe. Alison Fleming’s voice is the perfect match for this dreamy music. Loads of positive energy flowing with every electric guitar chord laid down. Get this and experience an incredibly warm dream state.” Mark Johnson
“The prog-de-resistance here is the 11 minute ‘The Dream Corridor’ …If Steve Hogarth was female and Marillion went a bit new age, it may well sound like this.“ David Randall – Review at Get Ready to Rock
“Tony Lowe/Alison Fleming’s Human Sleeping Dreams 1 To 8, on Sunn Creative, 1 July. Think Pink Floyd go trance.” Record Collector
“This album reminded me of the 90?s musical wave of bands like Enigma, Deep Forest and the Orb. Opener ‘Mystery’ really reminds you of these bands, as Alison’s vocals soar over the keyboards and programming. ‘Something’s Going On’ with the repetitive and rhythmic use of the vocals is another soothing song, but don’t go thinking this is nice background music as the guitars of Tony Lowe recall Mike Oldfield. A really enjoyable listen and one to keep coming back to.“ Jason Ritchie – Get Ready to Rock
Catch reviews and updates for ‘Human Sleeping – Dreams 1 to 8‘ at sunn creative.
2014 looks to be another busy year at the Sunn Creative label; three new albums to be released, plus some re-releases of Tony’s earlier works. On 27th January, Bram Stoker’s ‘Cold Reading’ will be released. Produced by Tony, this album has had some amazing reviews so far and looks like it will sell well around the world with many copies being pre-ordered from UK, Germany, Poland, Brazil, North America, Italy, Russia and Japan.
February 2014, Tony starts pre-production on an album for sunn creative’s latest signing, Chris Gray, due for release autumn 2014. As Tony says…“ Chris has so many good songs that it was hard to whittle them down but we have 11 absolute gems for the album.”
In July 2014, ‘Human Sleeping’, the long awaited new album from Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming will be released. The first since ‘Second Nature’ in 2006. This album is simply delicious and contains eight new songs, including the mysterious 11 minute long ‘Dream Corridor.’
Also this year, Tony is re-working the critically acclaimed ‘All of the Above’ – ‘A rock symphony in colour’ with Alison Fleming. Re mastered and re-packaged.
April 2014 also sees the release of Simon Townshend’s new album, Denial, with Tony playing guitar alongside, Simon, Mark Brzezicki and Phil Spalding.
And finally, the David Cross (King Crimson) album ‘Starless Starlight’ is coming out on Noisy Records. This is grown from the musical theme featured on ‘Starless’ by King Crimson crafted into eight atmospheric instrumental pieces with some incredibly beautiful violin playing from David. Co-produced by Tony, this album is already gaining a lot of interest around the industry.
Autumn 2013 Update – Tony recently produced a four song EP for singer-songwriter Chris Gray to be released 26th October. Chris is fast gaining a strong following on the gig circuit and we feel he has a very bright future in the industry. Order and Press information at Sunn Creative.
Tony has been in the studio working on ‘Human Sleeping’, the new album with Alison Fleming. This will be their first release together since 2008 and promises to be radically different from anything they’ve done before. Release is set for early 2014.
Last month saw the promo video release (see below) for the Bram Stoker album ‘Cold Reading’ which Tony produced and played on. There has been quite a buzz going round about this album. Complete tracks are being played currently on various radio and internet radio shows and the CD is available from January 27th, 2014. Pre-orders are being taken now on the Bram Stoker website. Press information available there as well.
Tony played two more live shows this year with Simon Townshend. The Who convention at Bush Hall on September 8th and the Looe festival in Cornwall on the 28thSeptember. All in all another incredibly busy year, watch this space and the Facebook pages for updates.