"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.
"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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The Emerald Dawn are to headline Prog the Forest in London, UK, 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 we came Sixth in the Best Unsigned Band category of the 2021 Prog Magazine Readers' Poll, and 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 our Prog for Peart gig in The Progressive Aspect here
Review of our 2021 Southampton gig in The Progressive Aspect here
Review of our Penzance gig in The Progressive Aspect here
November 26th, 2022 - Danfest, The Musician, Leicester, UK
December 4th, 2022 - Prog the Forest, The Fiddler's Elbow, Camden, London, UK
July 2nd, 2022 - The Acorn, Penzance, UK
June 4th, 2022 - The Old Rectory, Sutton Benger, Wiltshire, UK
October 2nd, 2021 - Summer's End, Chepstow, UK
September 19th, 2021 - The Bedford, Balham, London, UK
September 17th, 2021 - The Brunswick, Brighton & Hove, UK
September 16th, 2021 - Level III, Swindon, UK
September 12th, 2021 - Fusion: Not Without A Fight, The Civic, Stourport-on-Severn, UK
September 10th, 2021 - The King Arthur, Glastonbury, UK
August 19th, 2021 - A New Day Festival, Faversham, UK
August 14th, 2021 - Prog for Peart Festival, The Northcourt, Abingdon, UK
July 18th, 2021 - The 1865, Southampton, UK
March 24th, 2020 - The Exchange, Bristol, UK, plus Davey Dodds (cancelled due to Coronavirus)
March 21st, 2020 - Fusion Festival, The Civic, Stourport-on-Severn, UK (cancelled due to Coronavirus)
March 19th, 2020 - The Cavern, Exeter, UK, plus Davey Dodds & Friends
A very special thank you to Graham Stead, Stan Siarkiewicz, Cosmic Xposure, Marc Auger, and Paul Antonelli for the band photographs.