The talented Mr Varty is currently off on another voyage round Europe's better prog venue's with the excellent Script For A Jesters Tour, followed swiftly by outings in February with Shadowland, the first in over twelve years, so be sure to catch them! That's a lot of keyboard twiddling. Can you say "Repetitive Strain Injury"?!
And did we mention our new DVD is out on the 23rd....?
MIKE’S ON THE ROAD AGAIN
CREDO DVD TO BE RECORDED IN POLAND
CREDO IN THE USA
CREDO ANNOUNCED TO PLAY SUBTACTO IN NORWAY
We've just been invited to play a gig in Poland for a DVD release later in the year. This is on the same bill as Pendragon, playing at the Skaski Theatre in Katowice on 13th October. It's a tremendous opportunity to provide all of our fans with a first class video along with backstage and behind the scenes footage. We'll also be including a band interview and as much old archive material as we can squeeze in that's not too embarrassing!
Credo are very pleased to announce that they have been chosen to appear at the Subtacto Festival in Oslo Norway later this year. We'll be kicking off the festival on the Friday night. Other bands that have been announced so far are Magic Pie, Mindgames and Windmill. More will be announced soon. You can find full information on their website www.subtacto.com
As many of you will know, Credo have just played ROSFest in Philadelphia and the response was astounding, the band were amazed by the friendly and enthusiastic reaction from the audience. If you'd like to read some more on this then follow some of these links below... The photo on the left is Mark being invited on stage to sing with Crack The Sky!
Mark tried his luck this month with the Anorak Quiz on Rob Birnie's show on Planet Rock Radio. He only went and equalled the highest score ever! Sign of a misspent youth, we think. Mark won the anorak, and should have got a bonus duffle coat! Quick thinking as ever, he used the opportunity to plug Credo, and our website hit rate went through the roof. Thanks for visiting!
MARK OPENS HIS MOUTH AND SHOW US HIS STYLE
We're very pleased to say that we've been featured on a 12 track progressive rock cover CD along with stable mates such as Pineapple Thief, Mostly Autumn and Big Big Train among others. There's a write-up about the band and a photo of us from our recent trip to the USA playing at RoSFest. Classic Rock is a national magazine available in newsagents across the UK.
CREDO FEATURED ON CLASSIC ROCK COVER CD
CREDO TO PLAY USA AT ROSFEST
It's official, we've been chosen to play ROSFest. We're thrilled to bits...
20 January 2007
CLASSIC ROCK SOCIETY AWARDS
28 December 2006
CREDO IN FIREWORKS MAGAZINE
Well, Credo didn't win anything this year at the CRS awards, but we got a few mentions in the charts, and a couple of mentions in the Jan/Feb magazine! Our very own Tim Birrell is officially the 7th best guitarist, while Mike Varty just squeezes in as 10th best keyboard player. Also at 10th is Credo themselves in the best band section - not bad after an 11 year absence. And, finally, in at number 9, it's Mark Colton as one of the Best Male Vocalists.
This is a big interview with Mark C about all things Credo, covering the 11 years taken to release Rhetoric though the actual release of Rhetoric and on to what we're hoping to be doing in 2008 - yes, a trip to USA is in the pipeline... The review is in the lastest Jan/Feb 2007 issue, and as a one-off this issue also has a free F2 cover CD with music from all the bands on the F2 label. From Credo you'll hear the whole of the 2 song epic 'Too Late... To Say Goodbye'. If you haven't heard of Fireworks, its an American magazine (on sale in the UK in Borders) and more details can be found at their website www.rathole.com/fireworks.
In April Mike is off on a busman's holiday! He'll be touring with Mick Pointer (Ex-Marillion/Arena) and Nick Barret (Pendragon) among others, showcasing the music from the first Marillion album, Script for a Jester's Tear (!). Dates are being anounced at the moment and the official start date is currently 17th April. Mike will be jetting back (Phil Collins style!) from the last gig straight to Philadelphia for the Credo gig on 4th May. Check out the tour dates at www.wiventertainment.de
SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TOUR
End of summer and it's time to get down to business so following the usual arguments and bad tempers (!) Credo has now started the writing of the next album. As you'd expect the themes are varied and emotional, but the power of some of the tracks has started to shine through already. Never being the type of band that can sit down and write a track in 5 minutes (well not usually), we agonise over each chord and each melody - no, honest - we really craft every note, every phase and every sound. Crafted to the Nth degree you might say! Who was it that said all progressive rock is like Frankenstein's Monster - lots of old dead parts stitched together forming a scary lumbering behemoth? Actually, it was us, you read it here first folks.
WRITING AND REHEARSALS START FOR NEXT ALBUM
The final 3 gigs of our Rhetoric tour, reviews of our CRS headline and Summer's End gigs, and a quiet word about Mark's upcoming hospital operation. [No longer available].
20 November 2006
SUMMER’S END PHOTOS
This gig was the best fun we've had ever at a gig! Click here to see the whole new photo page >>
7 May 2006
DOUBLE HEADLINERS WITH LANDMARQ
5 May 2006
We seem to be getting increasingly busy with gigs this year, and it's all down to our very own Mark Colton whose ability in this area always continues to exceed our expectations! So, we've still got a packed set of gigs coming along continuing with 4 dual headliners with Landmarq. Landmarq have just released a DVD which showcases some of the new songs from their forthcoming album (no name or release date yet) and this is a great chance to hear some of that music. If you don't already know, Mike Varty plays keys in both Credo and Landmarq, so there's a good reason for the double gigs. The first gig is at Stripes bar in Brentford, London, and you can find more details of this gig and the others on our Gigs Page. Hope to see you there.
A fan and friend of ours has graciously set up a MySpace web site for Credo - hey, we've finally arrived!! Here you can learn more about the band, hear more of our music and leave us a message or invite us as a friend. We've release an additional song from the album, Skin Trade, and as well as this one there's two bonus old song from our first album Field Of Vision. What more can we say - oh, thanks to Nigel of course...
20 July 2006
CREDO MYSPACE WEBSITE
Unfortunately the double gigs in September with Quidam have been postponed. They were originally due to come over to the UK on the weekend of the Summer's End festival to play at Rotherham, but this gig was arranged before the Summer's End dates were announced, and since the dates clash it has been decided that it is best to postpone until later in the year. We'll keep you posted of any news on this. For Credo, the good news is that we're now playing the Stripes gig on Friday 29th September with Jump instead. See more gigs here >>
26 June 2006
QUIDAM GIGS POSTPONED
Not only did we have a fantastic gig at the Fleece (Bristol, UK) a few weekends ago but we also got a superb set of photos done by Jill (who co-incidentally we hadn't even seen since our last gig in Rotherham in 1999!!). Thanks very much for those Jill, they're brilliant! So, we've been hard at work sorting these out along with quite a few other photos and we've added 3 new pages of photos in the Gallery section of the site. Click on the Gallery button and then select the section you want to see from the menu. Enjoy...
3 April 2006
LOADS OF OLD AND NEW PHOTOS
19 September 2005
11 September 2005
NEWSLETTER - ANNOUNCING RHETORIC
'Rhetoric' is officially released today! It's been quite a number of years in the making, but we think it is definitely worth the wait. Read more about the album here.
Announcing the new Rhetoric release and some words about or coming Rhetoric tour.
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Rhetoric has been featured on a few radio stations around Europe so far and it is being received very well by the critical Press. Today it reached Poland and 3 songs were played on MLWZ - Radio Alfa 102.40 FM Kraków, Too Late..., To Say Goodbye and Seems Like Yesterday. Along with that the album has also been reviewed in Metal Hammer in Poland. You can download the whole show including the 3 songs from here. [No longer available]. Many thanks to Artur Chachlowski for including us in his regular prog radio show.
30 November 2005
RHETORIC ON THE RADIO
15 July 2005
'Announcing two warm-up gigs, Reading 8th Sept and Brentford 16th Sept. More info on our Gigs page >>
We played our first gig in years today, and it was a real blast from the past, brilliant fun, slightly nerve racking but good to be back. Here's to many more in the future. Keep up to date with our gigs by bookmarking our Gigs page - or if you drop us an email to email@example.com we'll put you on our e-mailing list!
8 September 2005
FIRST GIG IN 6 YEARS
We now have a rough release date for the album... 19th September. Spooky this is because it's exactly 11 years after the first album to the day! For us it's going to be a busy time because we haven't finished the artwork yet. Info on the new album is here >>
6 July 2005
15 March 2005
RHETORIC IS FINISHED
The new album 'Rhetoric' which has been in the pipeline for longer than we'd care to admit is now FINISHED. We're currently in negotiation with record labels to see who gives us the best deal... Info on the album is here >>
28 February 2011
ON THE ROAD
FIRST 2011 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
31 January 2011
CREDO FEATURED ON COVER CD OF CLASSIC ROCK PRESENTS PROG ISSUE 14
A track from Credo's forthcoming new CD "Against Reason", enitled "Staring at the Sun", is featured on the cover CD of the January issue (No 14) of Classic Rock Presents Prog magazine. The cover CD also includes tracks from Pallas, Spocks Beard and Panic Room among others, and is a great listen.
The first dates of the planned 2011 TOUR have now been arranged. Credo will be playing as much as possible in 2011 to celebrate the release of their forthcoming 3rd album - AGAINST REASON.
30 November 2010
IT’S A LONG, LONG ROAD...
ALBUM RELEASE DELAYED
15 May 2010
AND THE WINNER IS...
NEW ALBUM TITLE DECIDED
After trimming our long list of suggestions down to a shortlist of a dozen, and hummed and hawed over whether to have a Proportional Representation or a First Past The Post electoral system; and had secret meetings with minority parties to form a coalition, we have a democratically elected new album title: 'Against Reason'. You can read more about it here.
Despite our best efforts, various personal and technical issues have led to a delay in finishing the album. This is just par for the course on a creative project like this, but we think we can see the light at the end of the tunnel now, and our new target of April 2011 seems eminently doable! You can read more about the recording of the album here.
We were very proud, and amazed to hear that our advance track from the new album - Staring At The Sun - hit NUMBER 1 in the EKR playlist chart, beating PINK - apparently a big star ;) - down to number 2. Thanks to everybody who made that happen!
4 April 2011
GET THE PARTY STARTED!
STARING AT THE SUN GOES TO NUMBER ONE!!
Credo are delighted to announce that for the first gig of the 2011 Against Reason Tour - on Saturday 9th April in Maltby, Rotherham - they will be joined by the legendary ALAN REED. This will be Alan’s first solo outing since leaving Pallas, so please come along and give him the support he deserves...
2 April 2011
VERY SPECIAL GUEST
TOUR KICKS OFF IN STYLE
22 March 2011
IT’S OFFICIAL -
CREDO ARE NOT ARSEHOLES...
INTERVIEW IN CLASSIC ROCK PRESENTS PROG ISSUE 15
Credo are featured in a two-page spread in the current issue of CLASSIC Rock Presents Prog ON SALE NOW. Mike and Tim talk in particular about the band’s history and the new album - AGAINST REASON. And reveal that, at the very least, their bandmates are not arseholes...
Credo are delighted to announce that their 3rd studio album - AGAINST REASON - is officially released TODAY. It was a mad, mad dash at the end with a magnificent effort from all, especially our very sleep-deprived producer, Mike. Read more about it here. The CD is available to BUY NOW from www.progrock.co.uk. You can hear a sample track Staring at the Sun and read reviews as they come in. PHEW...
11 April 2011
IS IT REASONABLE...?
CREDO RELEASE 3RD ALBUM - AGAINST REASON TODAY!
Some might say that this band is just one big out-take. Now you can see it’s true! Credo are pleased to reveal their first foray into (errr...) professional film-making with Part 1 of the Against Reason Documentary, available to view now. This short film by Time Inkwell takes a light-hearted look at the individual band members and their thoughts on the making of Against Reason and the Credo journey so far. Watch it on the Against Reason page >>
19 April 2011
WE’VE MADE A FILUM!
CREDO ‘PREMIERE’ AGAINST REASON DOCUMENTARY
Part 2 of the Against Reason documentary ‘Reasonable Beliefs’ is now available, featuring various types of gibberish from Jim and Martin in particular. (They do it so well!). You can watch both Parts 1 and 2 at the bottom of the Against Reason page >>
21 April 2011
WE’VE MADE ANOTHER FILUM!
PART 2 OF OUR DOCUMENTARY AVAILABLE NOW
23 April 2011
WE LOVE REVIEWS!!!
CREDO FEATURED IN LATEST ISSUE OF CLASSIC ROCK PRESENTS PROG
Making it three issues in a row, Credo are reviewed in the latest edition (Issue 16) of Classic Rock Presents Prog, now on sale in WH Smiths and other good newsagents. Whilst acknowledging where we sit in the Prog firmament, this is a very fair and favourable review and we are very pleased with it and the others starting to come in. Read them here >>
31 May 2011
MIKE AND MARK TALK TO DPRP’s JOHN O’BOYLE
30 April 2011
CREDO FEATURED IN RADIO PREVIEW OF THE ELECTRIC GARDEN FESTIVAL
An interview with Mark, Mike and Tim is featured in The Amazing Wilf’s European Perspective Radio Show #113 today, which previews the line-up of the forthcoming Electric Garden Festival in Blackpool on 19-21 May. Download the broadcast here.
5 May 2011
ALBUM OF THE MONTH
AGAINST REASON GETTING GREAT RADIO AIRPLAY!
We’re really pleased with the amount radio play Against Reason is getting. In May we are Album of the Month on Radio MLWZ >>. With many thanks to Artur for the great response and multiple airplay.
31 May 2011
FOUR IN A ROW!
CREDO GIG REVIEWED IN CLASSIC ROCK PRESENTS PROG ISSUE 17
Issue 17 of Classic Rock Presents Prog is out now, featuring a great review of Credo’s gig at The Peel on 23 April. This makes four issues of Prog’s top magazine to include features on the band! Thanks to Richard Thompson for the kind words, despite the glow-sticks!
Mark and Mike muse on a series of questions posed to them by DPRP. Read the full interview here >>
30 September 2011
WE COULDN’T LET IT LIE...
AUTUMN 2011 NEWSLETTER
We had such a good time on the Against Reason Tour, we have been busy arranging some more! But out of the blue, we are very, very pleased this week to have been asked to appear at the this year’s Summer’s End Festival. Always sorry to hear of problems for other bands, but we are delighted to be playing a lively 75 minute afternoon set. Hope to see you there!
21 November 2011
RIFFS GIG CANCELLED
We are very sorry to have to announce the late cancellation of our last gig of the year at Riffs Bar, Swindon on Friday 25 November, due to the sudden death of Mike’s father. We are very sorry for any inconvenience but obviously our thoughts are with Mike and his family at this time. We hope to see you all in February when we will be touring with Comedy of Errors - details coming shortly.
We are pleased to be able to confirm however that the show WILL go on this Friday with our good friends GODSTICKS now headlining and our old chums ALSO EDEN opening. So please come along and support them!