22 LAYERS OF SUNLIGHT
THE ALBUM – RELEASE – 20/04/2018
‘22 LAYERS OF SUNLIGHT’ – is the new collaboration between Tony Lowe (Cross & Fripp / Simon Townshend / Bram Stoker) Peter Coyle (ex-Lotus Eaters) and Mark Brzezicki (Procol Harum / The Cult / Phil Collins). Coming after the successful debut of their first album ‘Invisible Din’, the 2016 release which earned over 14 top reviews by the music industry; this incarnation features Peter Coyle, who was recently described as ‘one of the most under-rated singer/songwriters in the UK’. Joining forces with renowned composer/producer Tony Lowe to write these deeply evocative and stunningly original songs, merging passionate vocals and intricate soundscapes. Sometimes using complex rhythmic structures – supplied by ace session drummer Mark Brzezicki, overlaid with modern progressive rock elements and orchestral movements, the music creates an intense, dramatic but ultimately uplifting experience. For more information – ESP 2.0 – The Back Story.
“making music is the deepest part of our lives…it takes just over a second for the light from the moon to reach us…it takes a lifetime to share the wonder of that with others…and that is what we feel we have done with ’22 LAYERS OF SUNLIGHT‘” – Peter Coyle
In support of the new release – the band hit the road with a blistering combination of top-flight musicianship, an immersive light and projection show, and some of the most astonishing prog rock for many years. Born out of a collaboration with members of King Crimson and Van der Graaf Generator, ESP 2.0 tours as miraculously tight, disciplined five-piece, and places itself firmly at the centre of the British prog movement.
Striking a chord with fans of 70’s Genesis, Yes and Floyd, ESP 2.0 is no nostalgia project. Their shows are complex, eye-wateringly virtuosic, immersive and thrilling. If you like real music by real musicians, you’ll love this. TICKETS
*With Special Guest Mikey Cuthbert at the Half Moon Putney and John Young (Lifesigns) at The Stables and Robin 2.
*Mark Brzezicki will not be playing at The Stables, Milton Keynes & Merlin Theatre – Frome event due to schedule conflicts but we are excited to have the talented Greg Pringle on board.
Greg Pringle: Artists/Bands include: Roger Daltrey, Simon Townshend, Bernie Marsden, Phil Spalding, Matt Backer, Dom Brown, Johnny Warman’s Total Who Show, Eat This, The Last Of*, London Ska Orchestra, The Revue Band, Flight Of K. Theatre credits include: Quadrophenia (UK Tour), Muted (The Bunker), My Dad’s a Birdman (Young Vic), The Human Comedy (Young Vic/Watford Palace).
- Peter Coyle – formed The Lotus Eaters in 1982. He is best known for the international hit The First Picture of You which still enjoys regular airplay on many radio shows today and remains a firm favourite with both old and new listeners. He left the band in early 2017. Peter has written and recorded with Toyah, The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie, Space’s David Yorkie Palmer, OMD’s Mal Holmes. A talented producer, he has worked with Steve Power (Robbie Williams, Julian Cope) Ronnie Stone (The Pixies) and has composed for the film (Powder 2011). He also recently worked with Heaven 17’s, Martyn Ware, where he performed at the National Portrait Gallery in London – continued.
- Tony Lowe – Guitars with Simon Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Modern English, Julian Lennon and many more. Producer to ‘David Cross & Robert Fripp’, John Foxx, Toyah, Bram Stoker, Simon Townshend and more. Currently producing Pete Banks tribute album ‘Crossover’ featuring David Cross and members of King Crimson and Yes.
- Mark Brzezicki – Drummer with Big Country, Phil Collins, Pete Townshend, Sting, Procol Harum, The Cult and Midge Ure.
- Pete Clark – Bass – has played in many original bands since the early 1980’s. His taste in music is eclectic but a constant favourite has always been progressive rock. This interest has led to his current involvement with tribute bands “What The Floyd” and “Progfathers”. He has been a professional musician since 1989 and has performed with numerous cover/function bands including T-BASS where he met his singer/songwriter wife, Fran. Together they set up their own label and have produced and released two solo albums for Fran, “To Fly” (2007) and “Beautiful People” (2013).
- Richard Smith – Keyboards – trained as a classical organist and harpsichordist, studying all over Europe and giving solo recitals in many cathedrals. Until recently he made is living principally as a choral and orchestral conductor but has recently discovered the joys of playing rock’n’roll. He is also the keyboardist for the Pink Floyd tribute band What The Floyd and The Rube Goldberg Machine.
About Peter Coyle’s vocals – “which come from deep within the soul. He lives and breathes this music and it can be felt as well as heard in his songs” Peter Coyle – An Exclusive
‘Invisible Din’ – THE ALBUM is a unique symphonic, progressive rock concept album – a collaboration with musicians from King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, Big Country – Procol Harum, GTR, Lifesigns, and Landmarq, among others. Released on 11th November 2016, the music can be compared to Genesis, King Crimson, Yes and Peter Gabriel.
‘Invisible Din’ is written and produced by Tony Lowe who recently co-produced the ‘Starless Starlight‘ album by David Cross & Robert Fripp and ‘Cold Reading‘ by Bram Stoker. Tony Lowe and Mark Brzezicki are at the forefront of the album project and a core band, which will be playing live events with special guests from the world of Prog.
Contributors on the album are; Tony Lowe, Mark Brzezicki (Big Country, Procol Harum), David Cross (King Crimson), David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator), Phil Spalding (Steve Hackett, Mike Oldfield), Steve Gee (Landmarq), John Young (Lifesigns), Pat Orchard, Alison Fleming (Tony Lowe), John Beagley and electric harp from Yumi Hara (Daevid Allen, Hugh Hopper). REVIEWS
ESP 2.0 Photo credits – Tony Lowe by Mark Gascoigne : Mark Brzezicki by String : Richard Smith by Jason Sykes : Pete Clark by Tim Bastock