You and I
You and I
Combining the greatest aspects of bands like Lifetime, Unbroken, Converge, to name a few, but adding their own style to the mix, more so on this album than on their earlier efforts." - Between Life and Music, 2009 "This LP has that x-factor, that can't quite be described but definitely imprints the songs onto my brain without making them seem stale. The technicality and production aren't as slick as that of similar bands like Hot Cross or The Fall of Troy but the feeling is there. You can hear the errors in the playing easily but it doesn't matter because the emotion trumps the need for deft musicianship... This album exists in a special way, and everybody deserves at least one round with it.
- Nick Greer, 2005 Reunion show (first show in 12 years): July 24, 2011 in Asbury Park, NJ, USA as headliners of RTF Fest. Reunion show was accompanied by limited re-release LPs, put out by How Soon Is Now Records Some of the opening lineup included artist]seasick, Black Kites, Troublemaker, Convulsions, Pianos become the teeth. Following the dissolution of You and I, members went on to play in many bands. Guitarist, Thomas R. Schlatter, played in The Assistant, This Ship Will Sink, In First Person, Black Kites; current bands include Less Life and Capacities. Other members played in bands such as: Neil Perry and Welcome The Plague Year. Guitarist Casey Boland was a member of post-hardcore band Hot Cross. 2) YOU&I - Having originally set out as a duo in spring 2007, YOU&I have gradually been growing into a quartet around the singer/songwriters Sonja San and Tobi Tonewheel, now armed with drums, double bass, piano, guitar and vocal power.
Never satisfied with the tried and tested, always boldly exploring new territory, YOU&I captivate their audience time and time again. 3) You and I - started in November 1992 as a progressive rock band in Budapest, Hungary. Former friends joined to produce quality music based on the traditions of the progressive bands of the ’70s. Actually, in addition to their own music, You and I’s repertoire includes titles from Yes and Enya as well as folk ballads. Songs are performed both in English and Hungarian.
It is worthy to mention the 1994 Yes Memorial Concert. Here the legendary Siberian Khatru, Heart Of The Sunrise, and a Yes "medley"(consists of excerpts from And You And I, Gates Of Delirium, Close To The Edge, Starship Trooper etc.) were performed live for the first time in Hungary. The band believes that some of the best pieces of music in the progressive rock heritage will still be played for many decades, and perhaps centuries, by future generations of musicians, just like pieces of classical music. The combination of this progressive heredity, rich melodies, and thoughtful lyrics provides You and I with a distinct identity.
The presence of a female vocalist in a rock band offers many interesting possibilities. Although some of their music cannot be labeled as “progressive rock”, and has a more popular sound, their music as a whole reflects progressivism as a conscious effort to articulate the meaningful. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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