a2RK are a Progressive Rock band from Leicester, UK:
Kelvyn Martin: Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
Roy Naidoo: Keyboards, Programming, Guitar, Vocals
Andy Heggs: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Alexandre Santos: Guitars
Jack Shakespeare: Bass
also featuring the late, great and sorely missed Adi Barrett on Drums, Guitars, Vocals
We are inspired by a multitude of styles, such as Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Porcupine Tree, Spock's Beard, Flower Kings, Jethro Tull.........
At the end of 2016 we released our debut EP entitled 'Papillon'.
1. 'Papillon Theme', where it all began….inspired by the cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment of Kelvyn's wife using the Papillon technique, this instrumental sets the mood of the EP.
2. 'Wings Of Hope', is a 70’s progressive rocker which takes the symbol of hope of Papillon and really gives it some air.
3. 'St. Martins West', reflecting on memories of growing up in 70’s Leicester within a symphonic, majestic rock song.
In November 2017, we released our 2nd EP entitled ‘prdctbl:’.
1. 'prdctbl:' is the Title track – from the pen of Andy, who features on lead vocal, acoustic guitar, drums and bass.
2. 'Tears' – Roy’s ambient composition, touching on the emotional subject of loss.
3. 'China Dawn' – Kelv's sensual, poetic musings of a fragrant Oriental day-break.
The band is enormously proud of these 2 mini collections, as a definitive representation of where they have reached and where they are moving to – continually working and re-working a host of material - each member of a2RK contributing to the writing and arrangement of songs.
With new members Jack on bass and Alex on guitar, we have even more sonic and musical capability and potential - the future is looking very exciting as we have many more songs in production and nearing completion!
So stay tuned for more a2RKnews for release dates and gig news…………
“You owe it to yourself, you know” Adi B: (2001 or so...)