Kindred Spirit Band
The Kindred Spirit Band has a completely original take on the Folk Rock / Prog Rock genre, weaving thrilling electric violin and flute with compelling and uplifting stories, driving rhythms and "haunting and bewitching" female vocals. They are a five-piece band featuring guitar, two classically trained , virtuoso, lead instrument players (on violin and flute / sax), dynamic drums and bass guitar and laced with jigs, reels and duelling improvisations.
The heart of the band sound is Elaine Samuels' beautiful vocals, powerful, "perceptive and intriguing" songs and guitar work. The band soars into a rock stratosphere with classically trained, exciting and charismatically eccentric, newest band member, Martin Ash's thrilling and beautifully melodic violin playing, which takes on the role of the more usual lead electric guitar during the rockier moments.Catherine Dimmock's (and sometimes Stevie Mitchell's) expert and vibrant, classically trained flute & saxophone playing complements and plays both around and alongside the violin melodies, bursting into "Tullesque" solos, and their lovely vocals harmonise well with Elaine's.Mike Hislop plays driving and dynamic bass rhythms and one of two great drummers underpin the sound! They currently play with either excellent prog drummer, Aleem Saleh or legendary (ex Judas Priest, Roger Glover and many other famous names) drummer, Les Binks.
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