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Title: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: TBE on October 20, 2015, 03:54:07 PM
Hi Frosties

I would like to announce my latest project which is a new prog band called KIAMA.

The band also features Rob Reed (Magenta) Dylan Thompson (The Reasoning) and Luke Machin (Maschine)

www.kiamaband.com (http://www.kiamaband.com)

If you head over to our website you can have a listen to 'Cold Black Heart' which is featured on our promo video which was mixed by Jem.
There will be more Kiama/Frost* related news too so keep watching.

Any questions?
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mordwin on October 20, 2015, 07:09:54 PM
Hob-nob of digestive?

(Exciting line-up, off to listen!)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: TBE on October 20, 2015, 09:18:38 PM
Hob Nob
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mordwin on October 20, 2015, 11:15:18 PM
Good man! And good music!
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Post by: rogerg on October 20, 2015, 11:47:29 PM
sweet!  congratulations!
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Post by: MikeEvs on October 21, 2015, 09:51:12 AM
Saw this yesterday, sounds great.  Always liked Dylan's voice so glad to see him fronting a band
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Post by: tigermoth on October 21, 2015, 11:53:20 AM
This is great news sir. I've been wondering when this was going to surface. :) Album for Christmas then? :) Looking forward to hearing the finished article.
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: TBE on October 21, 2015, 06:28:07 PM
Thanks for the positive comments, I really have been excited about going public with this, the album really does sound stunning...

Did an interview with PROG mag today so keep an eye out for that...

Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mikey on October 21, 2015, 08:36:15 PM
So let me get this right.
Reed, Thompson, Machin & Edwards = Kiama?

Is that a palindrome?
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: johninblack on October 22, 2015, 12:32:53 AM
So let me get this right.
Reed, Thompson, Machin & Edwards = Kiama?

Is that a palindrome?

Possibly an acronym? Reed, Thompson, Edwards & Machin (Read The Effing Manual)

Whatever it's rather good and I'd like to hear lots more.
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 22, 2015, 02:45:17 AM
Loving what I've heard so far. 8)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: owen on October 22, 2015, 09:11:48 AM
Is it just me or is that 2 guys trying to look cool, 1 guy who does look cool and a Welshman who knows he doesn't need to bother? 8)

I like what I've heard so far, might well dip into this
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mikey on October 22, 2015, 12:51:39 PM
Loving what I've heard so far. 8)
'Tis rather good
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: gr8gonzo on October 23, 2015, 01:57:20 AM
Is it just me or is that 2 guys trying to look cool, 1 guy who does look cool and a Welshman who knows he doesn't need to bother? 8)

I like what I've heard so far, might well dip into this

They must not like each other very much. Who stands that far apart for a group photo? Was this an arranged marriage? ;)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mooncat on October 23, 2015, 12:31:50 PM
Signed up - liking what's 'out' so far and although I'm not familiar with a couple of the guys in the band, TBE & Rob Reed are a good enough endorsement of the potential for this project.

Plus it'll maybe stop me thinking about that 'other' new album for a while
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Post by: RacingHippo on October 23, 2015, 01:40:29 PM
Yup. that's a pretty darned good line-up.
Sounding fab from the tasters so far.
20 submitted!
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: TBE on October 23, 2015, 11:31:17 PM
Thanks for all the positive comments, if you pop over to the facebook page you can keep in touch with us there and if you join the club you are going to get far more than just the album, you get access to a special members section which features exclusive content.
The full version of 'Cold Black Heart' is up there at the moment.

Here is some stuff about KIAMA in case your interested.

Luke plays guitar for The Tangent and has a great band called Maschine; if you are Frost fans (and you all are!) then check em out. He is also IMO the best guitarist on the UK Prog scene at the moment.
Dylan was in The Reasoning never really sung in that band. When Rob and I put the band together we wanted a front man and Dylan really fits the bill as you will see when the video footage starts coming out.

The album was recorded at Real World and we recorded it all at the same time, face to face without the use of clicks. It was written over about a year and we have been mixing for about a year, it's been a huge project and we made a enough for a double album.
The material ranges from out and out rockers to a few ten minute epics with influences from Zep, Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead as well as the usual Prog influences

And just for reference, we actually have two Welshmen in the band!!!
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Post by: owen on October 24, 2015, 12:01:02 AM

And just for reference, we actually have two Welshmen in the band!!!


the definition of a half decent band!

OK, I'm in. I'll get my pennies out in the morning
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Pedro on October 25, 2015, 12:21:16 PM
Really excited about this project, I can confess to having heard all of it and it is all top notch stuff with a great balance of light and shade. I commend it to the house.

True story: I heard the track that Jem mixed ("Cold Black Heart") quite some time ago...so when I got to see the video for it fairly recently and didn't recognise the title, my first thought was "ooh, I know this, what a great cover version"(!)...which is testament (I think) to the quality of the writing, a new song sticking in the memory as a "classic" like that.
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Post by: D S on October 25, 2015, 03:31:48 PM
Ordered!  8)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: TBE on October 28, 2015, 09:24:55 AM
Here is taster of another KIAMA song, which has just been posted up on the Prog Mag website. Check out Luke's insane guitar solo on this one...

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2015-10-28/rob-reeds-kiama-tease-tears (http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2015-10-28/rob-reeds-kiama-tease-tears)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: owen on November 19, 2015, 09:36:13 PM
4 posted so far, really quite different. In another age the last one could have been a hit in the States. With some proggy bits thrown in. So far, so excellent. I'm hoping to get a proper 5.1 system in the new year. Has Mr Reed done one of them clever mixes of his?
EDIT forget it, someone has anyway. Good!
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Pedro on November 22, 2015, 07:33:29 PM
Rob has done 5.1 mix, yes. 15 will get you the 3-disc set...or add a fiver for a T-shirt as well...bargain! :)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: TBE on November 23, 2015, 06:10:53 PM
We have just posted up the latest teaser video, it's a bit from a track called Slip Away, one of our most proggiest....

http://youtu.be/MXEynwqdJcI (http://youtu.be/MXEynwqdJcI)
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Post by: JakeWorrell on November 23, 2015, 11:10:47 PM
We have just posted up the latest teaser video, it's a bit from a track called Slip Away, one of our most proggiest....

http://youtu.be/MXEynwqdJcI (http://youtu.be/MXEynwqdJcI)

Andy, that sounds ace!
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mooncat on January 20, 2016, 07:10:36 PM
Talk about spooky, was only looking at this thread earlier today and upon my return from work what should be waiting for me but the CD and Bonus disc/DVD package!!!!
Guess the UK peeps will see theirs dropping soon (ooeerrr missus), sorry to those of you a bit more far flung that may have to wait a bit longer.
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: D S on January 20, 2016, 08:00:08 PM
Same here!  :) Unfortunately I'm just heading out so won't be able to have a listen until tomorrow.
I see Mr G gets a credits for additional production on one track and is listed in the thanks from Rob Reed.  8)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mooncat on February 02, 2016, 07:54:56 AM
The Kiama boys have announced a live show to showcase the album, and it's about 10 minutes from my house !!!!

Saturday 27th Feb @ Base Studios in Stourbridge, tickets and details from www.kiamaband.com (http://www.kiamaband.com)

The live room there is good, although not massive - have played several times there myself. The studio is also right next door to the Green Duck Brewery and bar, a nice real ale place, and is only 5-10 minutes walk from Stourbridge Junction train station.

Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Nellie on February 10, 2016, 12:55:36 PM
Kiama will be supporting Frost* at Wath and Bilston in June.
If you don't have a ticket, I suggest you grab one very soon as all dates are selling fast and the venues are not very big.
The Merch Desk tickets (http://themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=155)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: D S on February 10, 2016, 01:06:00 PM
Not Edinburgh? :(
Who is support there - those 2 gentlemen wearing hats?
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Nellie on February 10, 2016, 01:07:00 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mooncat on March 03, 2016, 12:32:50 PM
OK, somewhat late review, but I was among the modest crowd (due to the size of the venue) for the live debut of Kiama last Saturday.
Despite a technical hitch to Rob's keyboard rig meaning a slight on the fly rearrangement of the set list, the band were awesome - TBE was he usual rock solid self, Dylan & Luke (previously unknown to me) were a revelation, Rob Reed was his usual calm, composed seld (even during the taforementioned technical problems) and the the live incarnation was topped up by Dan Nelson of Godsticks(also seen with Magenta on their last couple of tours) and Tesni Jones on backing vocals (a really great voice).

Bodes well for the future, really looking forward to other gigs, including the Frost* supports.
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Post by: sawtooth on March 03, 2016, 01:55:43 PM
It all sounds rather stunning to me and I bet they were pretty damn formidable in a live situation!
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Post by: tigermoth on March 03, 2016, 07:16:48 PM
Hehe! Sounds like it was a brilliant gig. :) I'm enjoying the album muchly. I think my favourite track has to be Muzzled. Fantastic dark vibe. :)
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Post by: Pedro on March 03, 2016, 11:39:28 PM
Late replying to this.
Sorry to have missed you at the gig Mooncat.
Funny little place, sound wasn't the best, but when you have 6 foot stacks of PA speakers on the floor with people standing in front of them and every time the bands try to get the sound guy's attention he has to be nudged to tell him to look at the stage instead of nattering with his mate...well you get the picture...

Mooncat covered it all really, once the gremlins were banished they hit their stride and it really came together. I've been listening to the album for quite some time now so I know the material inside out and they really did it justice. Luke Machin is just so insanely talented.
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mooncat on March 04, 2016, 08:09:17 AM
Damn, didn't realise you were there Pedders - would've been nice to catch up after such a while.
As you may have gathered, the studio itself is a local recording and rehearsal facility, with the 'venue' room usually used for local band showcases and also green screen filming for webcasts and the like - so not particularly well set up for a regular gig with a lot of people.
Really looking forward to seeing the band again, especially at the excellent Robin 2
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mikey on March 05, 2016, 12:20:43 PM
Damn, didn't realise you were there Pedders
If you didn't see him he wasn't there. He's 9' 6"
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Post by: rogerg on March 05, 2016, 06:57:33 PM
Damn, didn't realise you were there Pedders
If you didn't see him he wasn't there. He's 9' 6"

heh
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mooncat on March 07, 2016, 10:03:16 AM
I did think that ::)

However the venue does have some dark corners where he may well have been lurking!!!
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Post by: Mikey on March 07, 2016, 11:52:19 AM
I did think that ::)

However the venue does have some dark corners where he may well have been lurking!!!
It's physically impossible for Pedders to Lurk  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mooncat on May 23, 2016, 08:50:56 AM
Was present at the inaugural Panic Room weekend in Bilston this weekend   :D :D :D

A couple of Frost* t-shirts in attendance and a load of great bands, including a storming set last night by KIAMA.
Apparently this was only their second public performance, and fourth time playing together as a band and it was amazing. Particular highlight for me was 'Muzzled', which Dylan informed us was his attempt at writing something deliberately Pink Floyd-y.
A much improved sound and setting than the Stourbridge gig, but then that's really a given at the Robin. A great reaction for the crowd during the set and an impressive queue at their merch table directly afterwards as well, and a lot of people trying to get stuff signed and congratulate them.

So get down to the Frost* gigs early to see what all the fuss is about.
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Post by: owen on May 23, 2016, 12:45:00 PM
Any idea what time it usually starts?
Title: Re: KIAMA Andy Edwards' return to prog!
Post by: Mooncat on May 23, 2016, 04:26:42 PM
I would envisage working backwards-ish Frost* would be on from about 9-9.30 with the Kiama on at about 8-ish for 45 minutes ???
A lot will depend on stage turnaround - i.e. if there are two drum kits to accommodate, plus keyboard rigs, guitar amps and the like it'll take longer than a shared kit set up