The Reasoning are a Cardiff-based six-piece rock band, formed in 2005. The band features the song-writing talents of Matthew Cohen (bass), Dylan Thompson (lead guitar/lead vocals) and Rachel Cohen (lead vocals), the latter having been voted Best Female Vocalist by the UK's Classic Rock Society for an unprecedented four consecutive years. Owain Roberts (guitar); Tony Turrell (keyboards/vocals) and Jake Bradford-Sharp (drums) complete this outstanding group of experienced musicians.
The band's accomplished debut album, Awakening was released in 2006 and, boasting eight well-crafted tracks and a guest appearance from Marillion's Steve Rothery, has since garnered worldwide critical acclaim. Their second offering in 2008, Dark Angel - mixed by John Mitchell of It Bites and Kino notoriety - secured an enthusiastic and ever-increasing international fan base.
The Reasoning released their highly anticipated third studio album in April 2010. Adverse Camber (mixed by Joe Gibb: renowned for his work with Leftfield, Catatonia, Massive Attack and many others) demonstrates a new confidence and maturity, and showcases the band at their very best yet. Whilst remaining true to their trademark "sound," featuring dual guitars, powerful vocal harmonies and irresistibly catchy melodies, this year's album takes The Reasoning into wholly contemporary musical territory, appealing to a wider audience than ever before.
The band have toured extensively since 2006, including many headline performances throughout the UK and Europe: and have also performed alongside Marillion and Fish on several occasions. Their success to date continues to be promoted enthusiastically throughout the music media, including many features in magazines such as Classic Rock, Record Collector, Powerplay and Classic Rock Presents Prog. The Reasoning's first single was released as a digital download on August 10th 2009, and this cover version of Duran Duran's classic track "The Chauffeur" rocketed through the download charts, reaching the No.2 slot in the Amazon rankings within just two days of release!
2010 has thus far seen the band win over many new fans with a slot at the inaugural High Voltage festival in London, opening for bands including ZZ Top, Joe Bonamassa and Foreigner. Meanwhile, their limited edition CD, Acoustically Speaking - released in July - featured acoustic reworkings of tracks selected from all three studio albums. This was promoted throughout the summer months with a number of acoustic gigs, which were organized by and for The Reasoning's fans, and were enthusiastically embraced. Hot on the heels of their September visit to Scandinavia (including a support slot with Norwegian metal band Pagan's Mind), six UK shows are planned for November 2010, to round off the year in style, and these will coincide with the release of the DVD Highway To High Voltage, which includes full footage from the festival, along with interviews and many extras to boot.
Returning to the studio to resume writing as 2010 draws to a close, The Reasoning are aiming high, and welcome you to join them on the RoSfest stage of their musical journey which will take the band in a new direction and onto new horizons.
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