Frank van Essen’s Sanctum Is Mandatory Listening For Iona Fans

Do you consider yourself a fan of the great progressive rock band Iona?  If so then I would strongly advise you to purchase Frank van Essen's phenomenal solo CD Sanctum (2018).  Van Essen had a long history with Iona.  He began his time with the band as a guest musician on their second and third … Continue reading Frank van Essen’s Sanctum Is Mandatory Listening For Iona Fans

Iona, Gone But Not Forgotten

Recently I was driving.  I love to drive while listening to music.  My iPod was on shuffle and I was enjoying one great song after another. Eventually a song by one of my favorite bands, progressive rock band Iona, was playing. Listening to that song made me realize how much I miss this band. I … Continue reading Iona, Gone But Not Forgotten

My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter C – Celestial Fire

Celestial Fire is a fantastic new progressive rock band. The band is led by ex Iona founder and guitarist Dave Bainbridge. With Iona disbanding recently one could easily view Celestial Fire as the new Iona. On lead vocals is the fantastic Sally Minnear. Dave Bainbridge has been working with her over the last few years. She … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter C – Celestial Fire