THE PROG BEFORE XMAS

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"And we are back!!

After such a special show last year Abel Ganz is delighted to once again stage our ‘Prog Before Christmas’ event in Glasgow which this year will be held on Saturday December 16th.

Last year’s event was such a great success that, thanks to the generosity of all the bands and audience members, we managed to raise the fantastic sum of £1,800 on behalf of cancer care charity https://www.maggiescentres.org/

As I am sure you will all know, we decided to donate all proceeds from the show to this great charity as they have been such a great source of support to our great friend [and founding member of Abel Ganz] Hugh Carter. We are very happy indeed to say that this continues to be the case – and so we will again be running this year’s show on the same basis.

As in previous years we are delighted to have some very specially invited guests who have agreed to come along and share the evening with us - and to help make it what is sure to be another exceptional night.

First of all we have a brand new band on the Prog scene: Long Earth
https://www.facebook.com/longearth1/?fref=ts

Long Earth very recently played their debut live show in Glasgow and we were immediately impressed by the quality of their songs and so we knew straight away they would be perfect fit for this event. Of course, it helps too that there are two previous member of Abel Ganz in this band so there is already a great connection there! Long Earth will release their debut album in the imminent near future.

Next, we are so thrilled to welcome some great friends of ours and an absolute giant of the UK Prog scene, the absolutely fantastic: Comedy of Errors
https://www.facebook.com/Comedyoferrorsofficial/?fref=ts

Like Abel Ganz, COE is a band with a long history [and a long layoff] but who have come back in the new millennium even stronger than before. Their most recent release Spirit has rightly been recognized as a major work and has propelled them on to even greater heights. Astonishingly, I don’t think we have ever done a gig together so we are all looking forward to this one very much!

Finally, it is with the utmost pleasure that we welcome back to TP<X the incomparable: Tiger Moth Tales.
https://www.facebook.com/TigerMothTales/?fref=ts

As those of you who were lucky enough to witness Peter Jones perform a solo spot at the 1st TP<X event will remember – the man had the room in total awed silence and we all considered ourselves extremely fortunate to have witnessed such a unique talent in such an intimate setting. Since then – we have been pestering Peter to come back to Glasgow and we are so very happy that he has agreed to return to play for us again.

However, on this occasion he will not perform solo, this time he will play a full set, electric band performance backed by the fantastic guys from Red Bazar! Who knows, we may even get a Red Bazar tune too if we are lucky!!

So - please spread the news far and wide. This will be the ONLY gig that Abel Ganz will do this year and it is all for a very great cause. We would love to see as many people as possible make it along and as ever we cannot thank you all enough for your continued support.

Love to all - Abel Ganz"

 

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