The Illusion’s Reckoning album to be played live, in full this April!
Along with a band of stellar musician’s formed from the upper echelons of neo-classic and progressive rock, dynamic singer songwriter Heather Findlay, celebrated for her mesmeric, other-wordly stage presence, and unrivalled ability in conveying emotional depth in song, will tour the UK and Holland this April. The Heather Findlay Band, featuring It Bites front man and lead guitarist John Mitchell, seasoned-pro bassist Stu Fletcher, and various members of Mostly Autumn, will play all of the already significantly acclaimed 2016 ‘Illusion’s Reckoning’ album from her co-founded project Mantra Vega (featuring Dave Kerzner – Sound of Contact). Combining new and old, they will also be playing choice career spanning favourites from Heather’s time as Mostly Autumn front woman, and co-writer with acts such as, Ayreon, and Odin Dragonfly. Special guests on the tour will be Chris Johnson’s Halo Blind, dubbed ‘mega-group’ by UK’s Prog Magazine.
Review snapshots so far…
“A spellbinding album that isn’t just an impressive sonic experience, but also a beautiful, moving and thought provoking work of art” ***** – Metal Talk
“A classy and serene debut” – Prog Magazine
“Intense and passionate… swirling atmospherics and gorgeous soaring melodies… Heather is on superb form. This album might contain her best vocal performances to date, displaying all the warmth and emotional depth on which her reputation rests” – Trebuchet Magazine
“Dramatic and powerful… Extremely well produced, perfectly arranged. A tremendous record, sure to draw significant acclaim from the musician’s broad following. Soaring over both the quiet verse and rich chorus, those familiar with Heather Findlay are certain to hear the further professional growth of her vocal work” – ***** Musical Discoveries, USA
“Melodic, beautiful music and meaningful, intelligent lyrics show why Heather is such a sought after vocalist in the music industry. A fantastic addition to your record collection” (95/100) – Femme Metal Webzine, Italy
“Melodic yet detailed… full of melancholy and beautifully arranged. Tension and mystery permeate with slow and steady crescendos, circularity of rhythm, and meaningful guitar breaks. This is not an album conceived to surprise or to pursue some avant-garde experiment, but highlights instead, the quality and teamship of the musicians with significant results”- Ages of Rock – Italy
Hope to see you out on the road! <3