A group of musicians who have toured the world with internationally renowned acts will be hitting the road on a UK tour to showcase the possibilities at new music institute Resonance.
Colleges up and down the country will be getting rocked by the Resonance Roadshow band as it stops by to show prospective students what the brand new state-of-the-art music institute is all about.
Resonance co-director Rick Benton, who currently plays keyboard with Rock icons Magnum, has assembled a band of talented musicians to help demonstrate how Resonance could kick-start a career in the music industry.
Singer with the roadshow band is Samantha Dorrance, 27, who while being a singer/songwriter in her own right, is also a children’s TV presenter and face of the Disney Channel.
She is joined by guitarist Greg Platt Lake, a session musician who has been working professionally since leaving school at the age of 16, and has worked all over the world with acts such as Steve Winwood and Robert Plant.
They will be joined by session drummers Lloyd Draker and Richard Kirk, who has played with the likes of Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth, Limehouse Lizzy and the Grey Goose Blues Band; bassist Dan Clark who has played alongside Steve Vai, Scott Matthews and Beverley Knight; and Rick himself on the keys.
“We’re all looking forward to packing up our instruments into the back of a van and heading off around the country to spread the word of Resonance,” said Rick.
“For us it’ll be like gigging as many of us have done for years, but these roadshows will be a unique way for us to demonstrate to young people considering a career in music how great coming to Resonance will be for them. It will be one of the best institutes of its kind in the country and I have no doubt that a lot of people will thrive in the learning environment we are creating.”
As well as performing songs and engaging students in music techniques, the sessions will also aim to provide a wider picture about careers in music.