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    ECCENTRIC ORBIT and UT GRET at PROGDAY 2015!

    ProgDay is pleased to announce our first two bands for 2015.

    ECCENTRIC ORBIT:
    is an energetic instrumental symphonic rock quartet that focuses heavily on vintage keyboard sounds mixed with modern synthesizers, and flavored with the vibes of classic Sci-Fi films. The bandís two highly-acclaimed albums have been compared to ELP, Ars Nova, King Crimson, Deja Vu, Gerard and Genesis, but the bandís diverse keyboard use combined with the impressive work of bassist/founder Bill Noland has led to the band cultivating itís own sound. While the music feels familiar on the surface, underneath itís fresh and new.

    UT GRET:
    formed in the early 1980s, describes itself as a pan-idiomatic musical ensemble from Louisville, Kentucky. The bandís list of influences includes names like Stravinsky, John Coltrane, Soft Machine and Hatfield & The North, and the music embraces rock, jazz, world music, classical music and the avant-garde. In addition to the standard rock instrumentation, you will also find bouzouki, mandolin, bass clarinet, sitar, bassoon, and more. Over the course of 4 albums UT GRET has managed to create a unique musical footprint that mixes accomplished performances with complexity and unexpected compositional/arrangement choices, yet manages to be accessible in a way that few related bands are usually able to achieve.

    ProgDay is the longest running progressive rock festival in the world. ProgDay 2015 will take place on Saturday, September 5th, and Sunday, September 6th, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, and to hear music from this year's bands, please visit us at www.progday.net.


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    Michael

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    Niiiiiice!!

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    Super duper!

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    Great signings, super excited.
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    Nice!
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    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
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    Congrats to our very own Sputnik
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Congrats to our very own Sputnik
    Thanks Ian! And thanks to Michael and the Prog Day folks for selecting us. We could not be more excited about this opportunity.

    I'm also looking forward to being there as a fan, and getting UT Gret is a great signing as well! It's always been something that has prevented me from going in the past. I guess there are no excuses this time!

    Look forward to seeing everyone there!

    Bill

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    I need to check out Eccentric Orbit but man Ut Gret are so impressive.
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    Hi Bill looking forward to seeing you, Rick and the band. There'll be a beer or 2 in the cooler for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Hi Bill looking forward to seeing you, Rick and the band. There'll be a beer or 2 in the cooler for you.
    AWESOME! So looking forward to it!

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    Nice !!!
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    Yay !Basoon!
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    Great choices!!
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    Eccentric Orbit: fan-fargin-tastic! Great to see a Massachusetts band in the mix.
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    WOW is all I can say.

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    Have fun Bill, congrats!
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    Congrats Bill!

    Definitely stoked to both hear you live and meet you.
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    Great signings. Ut Gret owns Louisville! Their live show is NOT TO BE MISSED. Yep, I shouted that.

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    Lots of ice cold beer will be there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Lots of ice cold beer will be there too.
    So what!
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    Quote Originally Posted by littl[QUOTE=Lopez View Post
    Eccentric Orbit: fan-fargin-tastic! Great to see a Massachusetts band in the mix.
    Quote Originally Posted by eatlas_steve View Post
    Great signings. Ut Gret owns Louisville! Their live show is NOT TO BE MISSED. Yep, I shouted that.
    Awesome! This sounds very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Lots of ice cold beer will be there too.
    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    So what!
    Some too I'm sure. "Carborro Tobaccy" as they call it.

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    Woo-hoo!
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    Ut Gret is a really cool band.

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    Lovely news, great bands. Excellent start to the '15 lineup
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