Hello folks! We’ve just returned from playing the Progdreams Festival in Holland at the first class venue Boerderij Cultuurpodium. The hospitality and crew there were the best I’ve ever experienced in all the years I’ve been playing live music. Arie Verstegen and his staff know how to do it right!
The lineups, the organization, the food and drink were all incredible. Above all, the crowd, people from all over were one of the best audiences we’ve ever had. Serious music listeners! From myself and the band, we’d like to thank you all for such an incredible experience. You are a shining example to the world on how it should be done.
We’d also like to thank Manuela Willems and The Dame for the introduction and sharing the experience with us. A big thanks to BJ (John Woodard) for accompanying us and helping with driving duties and merchandise sales. And of course Progressive Gears for the never ending hard work and support!
It is likely this will be the last of live gigs for IT this year, as our focus is now in the studio to bring you a lot of new music, whilst making extensive touring plans starting early next year. Stayed tuned folks.
The shows for 2019 are coming in thick and fast! Below you can see the shows we have confirmed already!
Tickets to all the shows can be found here: https://itband.tv/gigs
It has been a busy busy few weeks surrounding the band, with many shows! So I thought I would take the time do do a round up of the last few shows!
Starting off at The Rock Den, Hatfield. To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect from this event, however Dean over at the venue was one of the first promoters to get back to me with any enthusiasm. This show was with our good friends The Gift, and that is never a bad thing, so we agreed with an open mind. I am glad we did, it was a great show, despite getting off to a shaky start with the opening act deciding to pull out at showtime!
A review of the show can be read here, and here is a brief run down:
The following Sunday saw the band head down to The Talking Heads, Southampton. Again, with the fantastic Gift gents, to play to an enthused crowd, at a venue that was a total first for us, but a great place! We will look forward to doing it all again there at some point!
Pictures from J6 Pix
Finally we hit London last week, with a headline show to remember at the 229 Club, with the fantastic Taikonaut and Servants Of Science! Both supports were excellent, and full of enthusiasm despite it being a cold Wednesday night, and the audience left happy and excited. It was great to meet so many new people, and so many friends! We were also given an award from those lovely folk at The Wrinkly Rockers Club for our performance at the Progtoberfest Show last October. You can see their video from 229 below!
So this leaves just the last show of this current round, Fusion – A one-day celebration of music without boundaries on the 31st March. This is looking to be a top class event, with excellent acts, including our new Label mates We have Apostles of Chaos and Quiet Wish, alongside the mighty Godsticks! Tickets here
So we hope to catch up with you all, and be sure to keep an eye out for more dates coming soon, you can always check our GIGS page for details!
2017 has been a huge year for the band, and in particular, the album ‘We’re All In This Together’. Here we have compiled who put IT on their albums of 2017. We are grateful for the ongoing support all these people have given us, and continue to give us! I have tried to provide links to the relevant FB pages, give them a follow! Thanks again!
THE PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2017 11 of 25
Prog Magazine writer Chris McGarel’s top 20 list 16 of 20
Progtoberfest has come and gone, and it was a blast! The band enjoyed a great show, and all the bands put on quite the spectacle. It was a pleasure to share the stage with Habu, The Rube Goldberg Machine, The Far Medow and The Gift, and we look forward to see all the guys again!
Our good friends at the Wrinkly Rockers Club were at the show, and you can read the full review of all the bands here. Below is the extract about IT’s performance.
We would like to thank Tom Ashcroft, who stepped in with only four rehearsals to play the show, and this gig was the first for Ryan on keys since he joined the band at the later stage of recording WAITT. Both guys were excellent on the day, and we loved having them join us on stage finally! And of course a huge thank you to those who made the trip down to see us!
There will be more interesting things coming soon from this show, so keep your eyes and ears open for updates about that, as well as news regarding more gigs in the New Year!
Till next time!
Hey guys and gals. Gig alert! So we are part of Progtoberfest at The Bedford, Balham on 29th October. This is likely to be the only London date this year, so we would love to see you all there, it’s a going to be a great Sunday with great bands!
We are joined by The Gift, The Far Medow, Habu and The Rube Goldberg Machine.