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Tim Bowness Announces Live Collaboration With iamthemorning

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Tim Bowness has hooked up with recent Album Of The Year recipients at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, iamthemorning, for two special live shows in November. The pair will play the IO Pages Festival in Ulft, Holland on November 12 and London’s Bush Hall on November 14.

Both bands are planning their own sets, but will also join forces with various collaborators for a mixture of iamthemorning, Bowness and No-Man material. “I’m really looking forward to combining what it is I do with what it is Iamthemorning do,” Bowness told Prog. “I think we both share a certain sensitivity and melancholy, while being very different from each other stylistically. I’m hoping there’ll be some interesting new takes on old songs.”

Bowness is currently working on his third solo album, an ambitious concept album revolving around the backstage thoughts of a fictional ‘classic’ Rock musician in the twilight of his career (titled Third Monster On The Left), the release is unlike any in his back catalogue and an early 2017 release is tentatively scheduled. Tim comments: “Though firmly based around my vocal and musical approach, befitting its subject matter, the album also draws inspiration from the period the concept covers: In particular, the harmonic richness and romanticism of 1970s Genesis, and the Mellotron-drenched majesty of early King Crimson. By God, I might have made a prog album!”

Ticket information for the IO Pages Festival can be found here. And for the London Bush Hall show, click here.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.