HRH Prog Countdown: It Bites
The countdown to the inaugural HRH Prog Festival has begun… in just 22 days doors will open at the Magna Discovery Centre in Rotherham for performances by Hawkwind, Caravan, Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash, The Enid and many others.
In the run-up to the event on April 6-7 we’re offering a daily taste of what to expect from some of the artists who’ll be there. Today we bring you It Bites: from the glitzy synth balladry of the Huey Lewis-styled The Big Lad in the Windmill to the sweeping, grandiose concept of last year’s Map of the Past, they’ve been a constantly intriguing prospect to a voraciously inquisitive prog community. If the noises are true, a new album may be in the offing. View their video for recent track Cartoon Graveyard below – and find out more about HRH Prog here.
Q&A with It Bites’ John Mitchell
What can we expect from your HRH Prog set?
You can expect wall to wall show tunes!
What are your personal hopes for the weekend?
I hope that it doesn’t run behind schedule, as these things have a habit of doing. I also hope to have the chance to catch up with a bunch of my mates – I’m expecting the vibe of a school reunion!
Is prog enjoying a revival era?
Er….the jury is out on that one. I’ll let you know after I see how many people show up at the gig! Seriously though, yes, I believe there is certainly a resurgence in interest in the genre. Perhaps it doesn’t have quite the stigma it had, say, 10 years ago.
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