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TOUCHSTONE, THE LAST EVER GIG - THE LEAMINGTON ASSEMBLY 21ST NOVEMBER 2015

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TOUCHSTONE IN ACTION
One of my favourite prog rock bands Touchstone are sadly calling it a day and are playing their final show at The Leamington Assembly on Saturday 21st November.
They are a band that for me really put the rock into prog rock and they will leave behind them a legacy of outstanding albums including the stunning ‘Wintercoast’ and it’s so nearly as good follow up ‘The City Sleeps’.
Their music is always full of fantastic imagery and the mix of light and shade just about perfect.
The bands line-up includes vocalist Kim Seviour small in stature but with one of the finest voices in the genre and great fun on stage (often with the help of charismatic bass player and real character Moo), Adam Hodgson a stunning lead guitarist who just loves to rock out on the uptempo numbers and Rob Cottingham who adds the many keyboard layers to the bands sound and who shares songwriting duties with Kim.
The Assembly gig is a long affair with be warned an early door time of 16.30 and the special guests are John Mitchell who will be performing material from his ‘Lonely Robert’ project and another one of my favourite prog rock out fits the awesome Magenta.
Shame it is ending for Touchstone but this sounds like a great final bow.

Andrew Lock