Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, the band’s career has now spanned fifty years spearheaded by the five-octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford.
Our special guest today is songwriter and guitar hero Martin Barre.
John Payne’s latest release is …Intelligent Music Project III – TOUCHING THE DIVINE … which features session aces Simon Phillips (drums and percussion), Nathan East (bass),Tim Pierce (guitars), and the remarkable voices of John Payne (ex-Asia) and Toto`s Joseph Williams, bringing their own flavor to all 14 equally outstanding pieces in the album. The release is available to purchase at Amazon.com or iTunes
…It’s my great pleasure to welcome John Payne to The Ray Shasho Show.
Our special guest today is Swiss native Patrick Moraz the extraordinary keyboardist and composer for no less than two legendary super-groups … ‘YES’ (1974-76) and ‘The Moody Blues’ (1978-1991).
Patrick’s first solo album entitled ‘The Story of i’ was hailed by critics as a musical masterpiece.
Today we welcome Progressive Rock multi-instrumentalist/singer/ songwriter/ producer/ engineer/ pioneer/ BILLY SHERWOOD who is the current bass player in the band YES and will be touring with the band throughout 2015. Billy Sherwood was a key part of the line-ups which created the YES albums OPEN YOUR EYES, THE LADDER and was also part of the TALK tour. He recently mixed the band’s HEAVEN AND EARTH album and 2 subsequent DVDs.