Classic Rock Society double header Mystery & DeeExpus
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Mystery. The Canadian French speaking province of Quebec has always been partial to the progressive rock genre. From the genre’s earliest days bands from England have always received a warm welcome there. As to why that is, it’s hard to say. Perhaps it’s some ingrained European musical consciousness, or perhaps it’s because they work very hard to retain and foster their own musical culture which happens to be rich in the classical, folk, jazz and rock genres. Who knows for sure, but it should not be surprising to see most of Canada’s progressive rock bands hail from Quebec. One of those bands is Mystery. Raised on a musical diet of rock music it wasn’t long before the band Rush captured his attention quickly followed by the music of Yes and Genesis. The band’s first album was released in 1992 and by 2012 the band had released its 6th studio album “The World is a Game” which was also the third one with vocalist Benoit David, who also sang in Yes from 2008-2012. Following Benoit’s departure from music, the band has now unveiled a superb new singer in Jean Pageau who will perform with the band on their September 2014 European Tour.
DeeExpus is a melodic progressive rock group from Northeast England whose debut album, Half Way Home was released by DXP Productions in 2008, garnering fan buzz and enthusiastic reviews from around the world. In 2009, DeeExpus received the Classic Rock Society’s award for “Best New Band” and released their first live CD and DVD “Far From Home” from their performance at the Progrock 2009 Festival in Katowice, Poland. The band released their follow-up album on December 5, 2011, “The King of Number 33,” featuring Mark Kelly from Marillion on keyboards with Andy Ditchfield and Nik Kershaw on lead vocal on the track “Memo.” Their music is difficult to categorize, but they have been likened to other contemporary melodic progressive and heavy rock bands Marillion, It Bites, Porcupine Tree, Tinyfish, Spock’s Beard, Edison’s Children and Frost.