Live video of Dancing Through the Storm by Crooked End at the Mitcheldean Festival

Back on Saturday 16 July this year, our prog-rock band Crooked End played a forty-minute set to close the Mitcheldean Festival. We played three songs — being proggers, all our songs were long, so we couldn’t fit any more in. The one we really cared about was our own composition, Dancing Through the Storm, and we finally have a (poor-quality) video of that song. Here it is!

From left to right, we are:

  • Fiona Taylor (piano, keyboards, flute, backing vocals)
  • Mike Taylor (guitar, lead vocals)
  • Mario Ermoyenous (bass)
  • Daniel Taylor (drums, backing vocals)

I’m sorry the recording isn’t better (in either sound or video), but it does at least give some idea of what we did. (The other two songs were covers of Steven Wilson’s Luminol and Flying Colors’ Blue Ocean.)

For those who care, the sections of Dancing Through the Storm are:

00:13 — Part 1: Sometimes Sunshine
03:00 — Part 2: The Storm
04:49 — Part 3: Seven Days
06:46 — Part 4: See the Sun
09:00 — Part 5: Discovery/Perpetual Motion
11:24 — Part 6: Living on the Edge

Some photos of the performance (from here):

The whole band. From left to right: Fiona, Mike, Mario, Dan.

The whole band. From left to right: Fiona, Mike, Mario, Dan.

Fiona, playing one of her three instruments.

Fiona, playing one of her three instruments.

Dan on the drums.

Dan on the drums.

We hope that some time in the new year, we’ll make the time (and find the money!) to do a proper recording.

 

3 responses to “Live video of Dancing Through the Storm by Crooked End at the Mitcheldean Festival

  1. Nice! Not exactly what one would expect performed in a church :) If this were 20 years ago, I’d say you need a demo tape ..

  2. Thanks, Jeff! This is Mitcheldean Anglican, which has hosted the festival for both of its years, and done a really nice job (subject to the limitations imposed by the layout). This is of course the kind of music that Dan and I would love to do every Sunday in our own church :-)

    You may actually be right about the “demo tape”, even if it’s not a tape any more. We got turned down for this year’s Cinderford Festival, and I suspect it’s because we couldn’t point the organisers at an MP3 and say “this is what we sound like”.

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