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In 1990 Dave & John formed "Snake Spear" their first band playing mostly original material, quite heavy and slightly progressive with drummer Rob Arney, this lasted approximately a year. At around this time Arch started playing gigs with "The Morrigan". Previous to this Arch has played with "Marauder" formed with school friends, vulture spuadron with his brother Pete on bass, George Lennon on guitar and Kev Whale on vocals.

In 1992 Dave & John formed "Junk Shop", a rock covers band with Pete Stone, Merv B and drummer Pip. In the mid 90's "Bolton Parsnips" a fun covers band was formed with Dave, John, Kev Noble on vocals, Arch and Merv B also sang occasionally. Around this time Merv B and Dave became part of a new "Morrigan" line up. In time the "Parsnips" turned into "Bombay Trout" which led to John, Dave and Arch writing original material. This being the blueprint for "Blue Drift's" first debut album. Arch still plays with "The Morrigan" to this day.

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3.69 | 13 ratings
Cobalt Coast
3.69 | 14 ratings

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 Mariner by BLUE DRIFT album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.69 | 14 ratings

Blue Drift Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by sgtpepper

3 stars A bit surprised to provide the first written review, 14 years after the album has been released. Have listened to it for 13 years and that was enough time to come to a conclusion :-)

The second jazz influenced effort is equally good instrumentally but stronger in terms of compositions. The trio delivers very convincing instrumental storms with obvious focus on drums, keyboards and guitars.

I would like to higlight the energetic "Nuclear train" with excellent dynamic and busy drums. "Flight of doom" has metal influences with heavy guitar riffs. "Deep space" is a more emotional and relaxing piece with clear guitar motive, a sublime composition, you might say. "Digging for chance" starts with Gilmouresque guitar before sequencing some jazzy chords. The last epic suite is quite versatile and goes in many directions.

3.5 stars

 Mariner by BLUE DRIFT album cover Studio Album, 2005
3.69 | 14 ratings

Blue Drift Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by bubba

4 stars NOt one for instumental prog ,but this one is amust for anyone who loves to listen w/ headphones.It took 1 listen and idecided instrumental prog is a good thing. i particularly like the title track its long and winds along into many directions. I dont think that thios is a 10 star cd but it is at least an 8.5 in my opinion. It would not be a wste of money tomakes this part of anyones cd collection...go and buy this....
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