BIOGRAPHIES

LENNY ZAKATEK: Lead Vocals

2019 brings the long awaited reunion of THE PROJECT Original Voice, Original Musicians of The Alan Parsons Project & Friends for their first tour EVER. The tour will be three years and will commence during the summer of 2019 in Europe. The reunion of Lenny Zakatek on lead vocals, Andrew Powell on keyboards and conducting, Laurence Cottle on bass, Stuart Elliott on drums, Richard Cottle on keyboards and saxophone and featuring DAVE BAINBRIDGE on guitars and vocals will prove to be the rock music event of 2019-2021.

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ANDREW POWELL: Arranger, Conductor, Composer, Musician, Producer

As a key member of THE PROJECT Original Voice, Original Musicians of The Alan Parsons Project & Friends, Andrew was the only arranger and conductor that the British record franchise The Alan Parsons Project (APP) ever had. Classically trained, he studied music at King’s College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Music. APP were to become one of the most important recording production team forces in the Progressive Rock recording industry in the 1970s and 80s, with worldwide album sales in excess of 50 million coming from a string of platinum and gold albums. Andrew arranged and conducted the orchestra and/or choir on all 9 APP albums that had orchestration from the 1976 debut album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, to the band’s final album Gaudi, released in 1987.  Andrew also made important contributions to APP as co-composer and musician, including playing piano and Hammond organ. His highly contemporary large orchestral and choral sound combined with the rock rhythm section (the London Times commented: “At last a rock arranger who knows that music has developed since Tchaikovsky”) was a “fingerprint” of the recording franchise. This is partly because he had worked with such eminent composers as Boulez, Berio and Stockhausen, as well as in the rock world.

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LAURENCE COTTLE : Bass

Laurence's solo recordings have been mostly in Jazz and Jazz Fusion. He was a member of the fusion quartet "The Fents", and appeared on their second album, The Other Side, released on the Passport Jazz label in 1987.

He played with The Alan Parsons Project on Gaudi, their final album for Artista, and on Freudiana, Parsons' final collaboration with Eric Woolfson. He is the brother of Richard Cottle who is also a member of THE PROJECT Original Voice, Original Musicians of The Alan Parsons Project & Friends, and played with him during his time with The Alan Parsons Project.

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STUART ELLIOTT : Drummer

As a key member of THE PROJECT Original Voice, Original Musicians of The Alan Parsons Project & Friends, Stuart became the permanent and only drummer and percussionist for the record production team The Alan Parsons Project (APP) with the band’s 3rd album Pyramid (1978). Stuart played on 8 of the 10 APP albums and 70 songs.

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RICHARD COTTLE: Keyboards, Synths, Saxophone

Richard was a core member and the permanent keyboardist and saxophone player for THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT (APP) beginning with 1984’s Vulture Culture album though APP final album, Gaudi (1987), playing on 30 APP songs.  Richard’s sax, keyboards, and synths were a key part of the APP sound during this time period. Richard also showcased his keyboard wizardry and smooth sax at the only live appearance of APP during the 1990 Night of the Proms in Antwerp, Belgium.

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DAVE BAINBRIDGE: Musician, Composer, Producer

2019 brings the long awaited reunion of THE PROJECT Original Voice, Original Musicians of The Alan Parsons Project & Friends for their first tour EVER. The tour will be three years and will commence during the summer of 2019 in Europe. The reunion of Lenny Zakatek on lead vocals, Andrew Powell on keyboards and conducting, Laurence Cottle on bass, Stuart Elliott on drums, Richard Cottle on keyboards and saxophone and featuring DAVE BAINBRIDGE on guitars and vocals will prove to be the rock music event of 2019-2020.

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Sam Blue: Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Also known as Sam Blewitt is originally from Newcastle, England. His real name, Simon Blewitt, has worked as a singer, session singer and songwriter for 35 years, spending a total of 5 years under the Warner Bros umbrella with Ya Ya from 1986 to 1990 touring around Europe and the UK, and briefly as a solo artist in 1997, he released the single ‘For the life you don’t yet know’.

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