Gigs & Tickets

DATES – TICKETS – 2018

…without doubt this is one of 2018’s finest albums!!!” – Garry Foster – Prog Rock Files

…expertly crafted with excellent writing and musicianship, impeccable production and once again, beautiful presentation.” Prog Blog

The sun rises again on symphonic prog project – ESP 2.0…Evocative and ambitious…we’re dealing with quality” -PROG

Friday – 6th July – Merlin Theatre – Frome, Somerset

*Sunday – 15th July – The Robin 2 – Bilston + Support by Echo Gecco

ESP 2.0
Amazing live performance by one of the most exciting new bands around! These are the final UK shows in 2018 featuring the top rated new album ’22 Layers of Sunlight’.

BAND: 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. Peter Coyle’s vocals – “come from deep within the soul.”

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.

Greg Pringle – Artists/Bands include: ESP 2.0, Roger Daltrey, Simon Townshend, Bernie Marsden, Phil Spalding. Theatre credits include: Quadrophenia (UK Tour),

Pete Clark – Bass – Richard Smith – Keyboards

The performance is absolutely exemplary, without the slightest imperfection expert hands move in unison as guided by the inspired direction of Lowe…” Open

SUPPORT: ECHO GECCO – Three-piece alternative indie prog band Echo Gecco seek variety in their sound. They turn stones, stitch together myriad influences and create patchwork melodies to throw curveballs that show off the bands capabilities. Their live shows provide the audience with a wide range of energy that’s not to be missed.

Prog Blog Review of Album and Launch Gig

Get Ready to ROCK! – Live Review of Launch Gig at The Half Moon Putney

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.

ABOUT ESP 2.0

ESP 2.0 – The unique combination of Peter Coyle (formed The Lotus Eaters in 1982 – best known for the international hit ‘The First Picture of You’) and Tony Lowe playing music from their new prog rock album, ’22 Layers of Sunlight’ (April – 2018) along with songs from ‘Invisible Din’ the 2016 release which earned over 14 top reviews by the music industry.

These deeply evocative and stunningly original songs, merge passionate vocals and intricate soundscapes. Sometimes using complex rhythmic structures, overlaid with modern progressive rock elements and orchestral movements, the music creates an intense, dramatic but ultimately uplifting experience.

TICKETS 2018

*Tuesday – 17th April – The Half Moon Putney, London – [Mikey Cuthbert – Special Guest]

Saturday – 21st April – The Railway Inn – Winchester, Hants

*Friday – 11th May – The Stables – Milton Keynes, Bucks – [John Young – Special Guest]

Friday – 6th July – Merlin Theatre – Frome, Somerset

*Sunday – 15th July – The Robin 2 – Bilston

*We’ve had to cancel the Box, Wiltshire gig due to schedule conflicts.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Mikey Cuthbert is a singer songwriter from Southend on Sea. His music is guitar based acoustic indie and his gritty but beautiful lyrics express his real-life experiences and emotions. Mikey co-hosted the instant cult hit and real time internet show ‘In the Attic’ with Rachel Fuller, which included live music, witty rhetoric and guest appearances from established musicians and celebrities such as Pete Townshend, Simon Townshend, Jerry Hall, Adele and Roger Daltrey. In 2005 Mikey released an EP ‘Invisible’ produced by Simon Townshend and executive producer Pete Townshend, featuring Mark Brzezicki, Matt Pegg and Simon Townshend.

Since then Mikey brought up his two children and began to write and perform again in the last 4 years. He has been composing and performing songs which he uploads and shares on both his Facebook and YouTube channels and will be releasing an album in 2018… ContPhoto by Lewis Wilson

*Mark Brzezicki will not be playing at The Stables, Milton Keynes & Merlin Theatre – Frome and The Robin 2 events due to schedule conflicts but we are delighted to have the talented Greg Pringle on board.

*John Young will not be appearing at the Robin 2 due to schedule conflicts with his other touring band.

*dates, times & guests are subject to change