Canterbury… Canterbury Sound… . In the late 60’s and early 70’s a sound emerged that was unique to the city. In 2010 Jack Hues and The Quartet and Canterbury Rock band Syd Arthur joined forces to conjure that sound again in an evening of music at Canterbury’s legendary Orange Street Music Club. They played “Facelift” and a medley of Soft Machine pieces arranged by Syd’s Raven Bush, plus an arrangement of the 3rd movement of Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto. The evening culminated in a performance of “Nobody’s Fault But My Own” by Beck (from his album “Mutations”) with both bands on stage – 2 drummers, 2 bass players, violin, guitars, keyboards – an awe inspiring noise! In July 2012 we gathered together in a barn just outside Canterbury and recorded the song, joined by Chris Hughes on percussion, a bit of gentle producing and Paul Booth on tenor saxophone… this is the New Canterbury Sound...
released March 8, 2019
Sam Bailey - Keyboard
Paul Booth - Tenor Saxophone
Liran Donin - Double Bass
Mark Holub - Drums
Jack Hues - Electric Guitar
Chris Hughes - Shaker
Liam Magill - Electric Guitar
Joel Magill - Fender Bass
Fred Rother - Drums
Recorded at Bramble Hall, nr Canterbury on July 13th 2012.
Engineered by Joel Magill.
Mixed & Edited by Joel Magill & Jack Hues.
Produced by Chris Hughes.
Mastered by Ray Staff at AIR Mastering.
Front Cover photograph by Jack Hues.
Design by Joel Magill.
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Within the realm of prog, Canterbury sound always had two distinct souls - one leaning towards intricate jazzy experimentations, the other flirting with quaint rock and uncoventional pop with a warm, mellow, romantic/nostalgic scent. On An On brings together the best of both worlds without musical on-an-isms, reviving the classic Canterbury Sound and taking it to the 21st century with great originality, personality and superb songwriting. muschiosauro