"As epic and as beautiful as it is possible to get..." Scream Magazine
The Emerald Dawn are a multi-instrumentalist, symphonic progressive rock quartet, who combine elements from classical music, jazz and rock to produce their own original, distinctive and exciting sound—a sound that is cinematic, epic, experimental and powerful. Usually haunting, often beautifully melodic and always highly atmospheric, the music of The Emerald Dawn paints images or tells stories that stimulate the imagination and takes the listener on unforgettable musical journeys.
"a very profound and moving musical journey... magical... you will find a veritable pot of gold here. Truly impressive and staggeringly wonderful -- a real joy to behold, I suggest you reserve your copy now and await your time to hear this masterpiece." John Wenlock-Smith, Progradar
"a deeply impressive concept album. ...a work of genius. ...a work I believe will set the progressive world alight. Steve Lazenby, Lazland
"'In Time' should consecrate the group among the progressive rock elite... Utterly exquisite..." Thomas Szirmay, Prog Rogue
"Their live shows are a feast for the senses, with stunning visuals and a powerful energy that electrifies the crowd." Chris Parkins, London Prog Gigs
"Often gorgeous and sometimes transcendent...potent pastoral-tinged prog flows from the stage." Gary Mackenzie, Prog Magazine
"I think I have a contender for my 'Album Of The Year 2021'... To Touch The Sky is a magnificent album that seems to provide evidence that The Emerald Dawn are truly on their way... My simple advice is to clear a space on your CD shelves to house this masterpiece." Prog Rock Music Talk
"Very, very atmospheric…all their tracks are a terrific soundscape…they manage to paint terrific aural pictures." ('Searching for the Lost Key') Jim Lawson, Progzilla Radio
"'Nocturne' displays musical prowess that will leave your heart in your throat."
The Prog Mind
"5 Stars for The Child Within and Moonlight alone... I bought all their albums after hearing Musique Noire off the Visions album. God what this band could do with a full orchestra would be amazing to hear and the guitar work is absolutely stunning, emotion and feeling seldom heard anymore. I’ve always considered Andy Powell’s solo at the end of Ashes are Burning by Renaissance to be one of the most spine chilling solos I’ve ever heard, it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up every time I hear it but I have to say the guitar work on The Child Within is at that level in my book. I’ve always thought female vocalists were way under used throughout the history of the genre and also very well used here. Definitely thumbs up from this lifelong prog aficionado." Amazon.com
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We are delighted that Wild Thyme Records have selected our new album 'In Time' as their first vinyl release. Pre-orders are now being taken via FairSound. Please note that the success of this production relies entirely on advance purchases. When you place your order, no monies will be taken from your account unless/until the cost production point has been reached. When that point is reached, you can expect to receive the album about 8 to 10 weeks thereafter.
Pre-orders of the CD will be taken from 4th August and the CD of 'In Time' will be released officially on 23rd September via our Bandcamp page
There is a full three-page interview with The Emerald Dawn in Issue 145 of Prog Magazine.
We're absolutely bowled over to have come Third in the Best Unsigned Band category of the 2022 Prog Magazine Readers' Poll.
The Emerald Dawn headlined Prog the Forest in London, UK on 4th December 2022.
There is a full two-page feature on The Emerald Dawn in Issue 129 of Prog Magazine.
We're extremely pleased to announce that 'To Touch the Sky' was Tony Colvill's album of the year for The Progressive Aspect and Jim Lawson's album of the year for Progzilla Radio.
We are delighted to announce that Plane Groovy released 'To Touch the Sky' on vinyl over the Easter weekend. See here.
We are happy to announce that our fourth studio album, 'To Touch the Sky', was released on Ostara, 20th March, 2021. CDs and digital downloads available on our Bandcamp page.
Review of A Sunday in September (London, 2023) in Velvet Thunder here
Review of our 2022 Penzance gig in The Progressive Aspect here
Review of our 2021 Southampton gig in The Progressive Aspect here
Review of our Prog for Peart gig in The Progressive Aspect here
March 16th, 2024 - The Acorn, Penzance, UK
SOME RECENT GIGS
November 9th, 2023 - HRH Prog XII, Great Yarmouth
December 4th, 2022 - Prog the Forest, The Fiddler's Elbow, Camden, London, UK
November 26th, 2022 - Danfest, The Musician, Leicester, UK
October 2nd, 2021 - Summer's End, Chepstow, UK
September 19th, 2021 - A Sunday in September, The Bedford, Balham, London, UK
August 19th, 2021 - A New Day Festival, Faversham, UK
August 14th, 2021 - Prog for Peart Festival, The Northcourt, Abingdon, UK
A very special thank you to Graham Stead, Marc Auger, Stan Siarkiewicz, Martin Reijman, Richard Swan, Cosmic Xposure, and Paul Antonelli for the band photographs.