"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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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 our Prog for Peart gig in The Progressive Aspect here
Review of our 2021 Southampton gig in The Progressive Aspect here
Review of our 2022 Penzance gig in The Progressive Aspect here
April 15th, 2023 - HRH Prog XIII, Sheffield, UK, plus Arthur Brown, Hawklords, and more
April 16th, 2023 - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, UK, with Long Earth
April 17th, 2023 - Bannermans, Edinburgh, UK, with Marley Davidson
April 19th, 2023 - The Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK, with Kylver
April 20th, 2023 - O'Rileys, Hull, UK, with Haze
August 6th, 2023 - The 1865, Southampton, UK, with EBB
September 10th, 2023 - A Sunday in September, The Bedford, Balham, London, UK, plus The Enid, Poly-Math, and more
March 3rd, 2023 - Fusion 4, The Civic, Stourport-on-Severn, UK, plus Solstice, The Wood Demons, and more
February 25th, 2023 - The Acorn, Penzance, UK
December 4th, 2022 - Prog the Forest, The Fiddler's Elbow, Camden, London, UK
November 26th, 2022 - Danfest, The Musician, Leicester, UK
October 16th, 2022 - The 1865, Southampton, UK, with The Wood Demons
April 23rd, 2022 - Abbotsbury Church, Newton Abbot, UK, with Blank Manuskript
October 2nd, 2021 - Summer's End, Chepstow, UK
September 19th, 2021 - A Sunday in September, The Bedford, Balham, London, UK
September 17th, 2021 - The Brunswick, Brighton & Hove, UK
September 16th, 2021 - Level III, Swindon, 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
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.