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Promises of Hope

by The Bardic Depths

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Regal Pride 05:18
Consumed 07:57
Returned 04:50
The Essence 04:34
Imagine 09:38


The Bardic Depths return with a new line up and new album for 2022 and will be releasing ‘Promises Of Hope’ on the 24th June.
The Bardic Depths released their eponymous debut album in 2020 and are pleased to announce that several of the main contributors have now formed an all new band. The new line up consists of founder member and main songwriter Dave Bandana, Peter Jones (Camel/Tiger Moth Tales/ Red Bazar), Gareth Cole (Paul Menel/ Fractal Mirror) and Tim Gehrt (The Streets/ Steve Walsh). As previously the core band are ably supported by a number of guest performances including Robin Armstrong (Cosmograf) who also co-produces the album.
The story for the album was written by US based history professor Brad Birzer and centres around the horrors of suicide and the possibilities of redemption.
“Our two Bards this time are Virgil and C.S Lewis who both wrote about the complexities of suicide. However, our story is simple in that a young queen tries to kill herself but Heaven will not allow it and instead offers redemption. The listener can decide the outcome,” says bandleader Dave Bandana. “Working with everyone again was a joy. Gareth, Peter and Tim contributed to every track and it was a logical conclusion to ask them to become The Bardic Depths band. I didn’t want this album to sound the same as the first. Essentially it is a Prog album but with a few surprises. I let the music flow where it wanted as the guys contributions were added to the palette and I think we have created a diverse and absorbing album.”


released June 24, 2022

Promises of Hope - The Bardic Depths
Lyrics written by Brad Birzer and Dave Bandana.
Produced By Dave Bandana and Robin Armstrong.
Mixed and Mastered by Robin Armstrong at The Trees.
The Bardic Depths are: Dave Bandana, Gareth Cole, Tim Gehrt, Peter Jones.

Robin Armstrong, John William Francis, Paolo Limoli, Kevin McCormick, Mike Warren.

Special Guests:
Olga Kent, Richard Kreuger, Donny O’Connell, Sally Minnear.
Additioanl vocal contributions:
Graham Smith, Cliff Pearson, Phil Clayton, Lily Miller, Tim Martin, Kevin Thompson,
Rob Birnholz, Miles Alexander Schofield, Scotty Scott, Paul Turner, Kimberley Jones,
Dick Dapre, Debbie Dapre, Martin Haskell.
Cover Design and Artwork production: Robin Armstrong at Gravity Dream.
Booklet photography Lee Millward. Painting by Maria Grace Birzer.

In memory of David Longdon.



Copyright © 2022 Dave Bandana and Gravity Dream Music.
Catalogue No: GD220602

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‘The Bardic Depths’ are a melodic progressive rock group led by Dave Bandana, with Peter Jones, Gareth Cole and Tim Gehrt.

Lyrics and concepts created by Brad Birzer.

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