The Band

Also Eden at The 12 Bar, Swindon; photo by Ken Ansted

Also Eden are a rock band who take their inspiration from a wide variety of artists, including many that have been categorised over the years as "progressive" - Genesis, Yes, Marillion, IQ, Radiohead, Porcupine Tree, The Flower Kings and so on - along with other influences as diverse as Ultravox, The Police and Cream. Focused always on strong songwriting, the band constantly evolves its sound, and the luxury of its own studio enables the organic development of albums such as the "hugely ambitious" (Geoff Barton, Classic Rock) and widely acclaimed 2011 release on F2 Records, Think Of The Children! and the similarly well-received latest release, also on F2, [REDACTED].

Fronted by Rich Harding, whose dynamic vocal delivery is often likened to that of Fish in his heyday, powerful stories are woven atop a layered, melodic sound, created by the symbiosis of Simon Rogers' intricate guitar work and Andy Rigler's imaginative keyboards. Each of these also shine when it's time for a killer solo, and the whole is underpinned by the rock solid yet inventive rhythm section of Graham Lane and Lee Nicholas.

With a growing reputation both in the studio and on stage, Also Eden "step close towards the brilliance of their influences without compromising originality or identity" (Classic Rock Presents Prog, live review) and are certainly ones to watch.

Also Eden are:

Rich Harding: vocals/guitar/keyboards
Simon Rogers: guitars/vocals
Andy Rigler: keyboards/vocals
Graham Lane: bass/vocals
Lee Nicholas: drums

Discography:

[REDACTED] (2013)
Think Of The Children! (2011)
Differences As Light - EP (2010)
It's Kind of You to Ask (2008)
About Time (2006)