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SUMMER INDOORS

Crossover Prog • United Kingdom


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Summer Indoors biography
UK act SUMMER INDOORS was formed by Mark Jordan (drums) and Jon Dahms (guitars) back in 1987. Chris Dempsey (bass, vocals) and Rob Williams (vocals) made up the final parts of the first dition of the band, at the onset a covers band with a certain fancy for Rush. Vocalist Williams also ran a studio however, and due to that commitment he left the band early on, with Dempsey taking over the lead vocal duties.

As the band opted to concentrate on material within a progressive rock reference also when writing material of their own, they soon found that a keyboard player would be a nice addition to the band. Enter Shaun Milsom, a local theater keyboardist. He stayed with the band long enough to record a six track demo, There's Orangie, which was subsequently shipped to various record labels. Dutch label SI Music decided to sign the band on the strength of this production, and wanted to officially release it too. If the band could add a few additional tracks that is. Milsom had left the band at this stage, but when a replacement was found, one John Sayer, four additional tracks were recorded and Summer Indoors could then release their official debut There's Orangie in 1993, courtesy of a label in Holland.

Following gigs around Europe Summer Indoors were again left as a trio when Sayers had to call it quits for personal reasons. But when the calendar rolled on to 1994 the band was a merry quartet again, thanks to Andy Forrest. Following a few local and European gigs the band hit the studio to record a new album, and in 1995 this second CD was released as Songs in the Key of H. A mini tour to promote the disc followed, and then the band's career was cut short. Their label folded shortly after their album was released, and without label without other labels eagerly awaiting the chance to sign them, Summer Indoors decided to call it a day in 1996.

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There's OrangieThere's Orangie
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Passport Jazz German 1994
Audio CD$24.11
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In The Key Of HIn The Key Of H
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There's Orangie
1993
3.00 | 3 ratings
Songs In The Key Of H
1995

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Songs In The Key Of H
Summer Indoors Crossover Prog

Review by progrules
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3 stars I remember the discussion I had with an Admin of our site about this band several years ago about their contingent inclusion. He said he felt the band was quite similar to It Bites but less progressive so it was "no" at that point. And quite frankly I couldn't disagree with that. Problem was that from other sources (on internet and samplers) Summer Indoors was indicated as some sort of prog rock or at least very close to that. So I felt that if they would ever get added to the list on PA it would be in prog related but in the end they are placed in crossover...

Anyway, at least I'm able to review their album ultimately so here we go. The opener Placebo is immediately the most progressive track I believe and probably the best. A good composition it is and a good example of a crossover sort of song (so right in between prog and pop). Funny enough the rest of the songs are leaning more towards pop which made me agree with the admins decision back then. Still the inclusion can be defended since PA wants to add every band that made at least one progressive track in their history.

Summer Indoors produces "pop plus" so to speak meaning that it's pop music with a progressive flavor, more inventive and complex than most pop usually is. I feel the band could be content about their appearance here because they are a true borderline case. If you like bands like that, go for this Songs in the Key of H. Nice prog related stuff without being excellent at any point. From the other album There's Orangie I only know their song Peaktime Boulevard because it appeared on a SI sampler and that sounded pretty progressive as well so the band knows what prog is about obviously but decided to go for the very accessible road most of the time. If you're getting curious go for their albums I'd say but don't expect too much of it. 2,75 *.

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