The Kindred Spirit Band sound is special and distinctive, featuring two lead instruments, which are more unusual for prog rock (violin and flute / sax) 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 new band member Martin Ash's violin playing, which takes on the role of electric guitar for rock solos. Catherine Dimmock's or Emily Nash's expert, classically trained flute & saxophone playing either complements or weaves with the violin melodies and their lovely vocals harmonise well with Elaine's. Mike Hislop plays driving bass rhythms and great drummers underpin the sound! They play with either legendary (ex Judas Priest, Roger Glover and many other famous names) drummer, Les Binks, or seasoned drumming professional, Alan Barwise.
The Kindred Spirit Band have really been taking off in 2016, having been "discovered" by the wider Prog Rock world in April 2016 and being featured in the Classic Rock Society magazine with some great reviews of their most recently released album, Phoenix Rising. This has already lead to global album distribution and offers of some great gigs for 2017. Since then, they have featured in Prog Magazine and Rock'N'Reel Magazine, on cover mount CDs, been picked to support Curved Air, at Claygate Festival, and Magenta at the "Nineteen73" Festival, Bilston, and are being given a full page feature in Prog Magazine, in 2017.