Press > THE WINTER TREE IS SIGNED TO PROGROCK RECORDS AND RELEASE "THE WINTER TREE"
31 Jul 2011
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 31 May 2011 – THE WINTER TREE (formerly MAGUS) is a band formed by composer/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Laitres(a.k.a. Andrew Robinson) with vocalist/guitarist Mark Bond and his wife Deb Bond on keyboards. In late 2010 Andrew decided to rename the band THE WINTER TREE, after the song of the same title by one of Andrew's favorite bands, Renaissance. Andrew, along with new bandmates Deb and Mark Bond, released the self-titled CD "The Winter Tree" in mid 2011 with ProgRock Records. The Winter Tree is a synthesis of many different musical styles and genres: rock, folk, electronic, ambient, and world music among others. These elements combine to create a fascinating and cohesive work that should satisfy the progrock enthusiast as well as a diverse listening public. The band had this to say: "The members of The Winter Tree are delighted to be on the same record label with Michael Sadler, Jim Gilmour, It Bites and Steve Walsh! Back in the 80's, I met Mr. Sadler at a bar after a mind blowing SAGA gig and he bought me a beer and encouraged me to "never give up". Thank you Michael and thank you Shawn". "This is one of those happy accidents, I ran across the band quite by random and really loved what I heard, so I tracked down a web site, emailed the contact info on there and Andrew got right back to me, we had a deal 2 days later, that’s how I like to work", said Shawn Gordon, President of ProgRock Records. "The Winter Tree" is the first release from The Winter Tree and is available for immediate ordering at a $2 discount till early June 2011 and will be shipped in mid-June, audio samples, information and ordering can be found at http://www.therecordlabel.net/progressive-rock/the-winter-tree/
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