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LONG EARTH

Crossover Prog • United Kingdom


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LONG EARTH is a prog rock band from Scotland.
Coming together through a series of unexpected but fortunate events, five musicians, some of whom had played together decades earlier in Scottish prog stalwarts Abel Ganz, who just wanted to create good music and have fun. By strange coincidence, Mike, Ken, Gordon, Renaldo and Hew all played at the same Glasgow Festival in the
80s... but in 3 different bands!

In 2017 LONG EARTH released their debut album "The Source", proving popular with both prog fans, DJs and rock writers alike, and began building a local audience at their gigs around Glasgow. "The Source" was a serious statement of intent, showcasing the instrumental and songwriting prowess of the band. However, their distinctive identity was not fully formed until the arrival of Martin Haggarty as the band's new vocalist in 2018 during the writing sessions for the second album, the album that was to become "Once Around The Sun".

Personnel:
Mike Baxter (keyboards) was a feature of the vibrant Glasgow music scene during the late 70s and 80s, notably with Shoot The Moon, Glas Clas and Identity Crisis amongst many others. It was during Mike's time with Identity Crisis that he played with Gordon, rehearsing and recording in Edinburgh.

Gordon Mackie (bass) has a background in music spanning more than 40 years. During the 80's he provided the bottom end and drive for Cry Wolf and seminal Glasgow prog rock band Abel Ganz. Gordon recorded "Gullible's
Travels" with Ganz and played a lot of great live gigs throughout Scotland including the Kelvingrove Festival. Moving into the 90's, following a move to Edinburgh; a chance meeting in a supermarket saw Gordon hooking up with Mike in Identity Crisis.

Ken Weir (drums & percussion) was the original drummer in Abel Ganz recording "Gratuitous Flash" and "Gullible's Travels" along with Hew Montgomery and Gordon Mackie - the band also featuring Martin Haggarty for a while. Thirty years later, the four of them would work together again in LONG EARTH. Ken's sister Connie is also responsible for LONG EARTH's artwork.

Renaldo McKim (guitar) joined LONG EARTH at the latter stages of the recording of debut album "The Source". Renaldo has played with many bands over the years, latterly with Suicide Underground, and now LONG EARTH.

Martin Haggarty (vocals) joined LONG EARTH in June 2018. Ma...
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3.20 | 10 ratings
The Source
2017
4.00 | 4 ratings
Once Around The Sun
2020

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