CREDO Newsletter July 2012
Well hello there guys and gals,
I know many of you will have been with Twang and the boys at CELEBR8 this weekend, and great things have been reported back to CREDOTOWERS. Well done to all concerned and thanks to those that came over and said hello.
Seems like a very long time since the February tour with Comedy of Errors and the PALLAS show, thanks to all of you that made it along in the appalling weather, and I am sure you will agree all the shows were great.
But on reflection, although we didn’t know it at the time, they marked the sad farewell of our great friend and colleague Martin Meads, who has occupied the drum stool since 1998. It goes without saying that we all wish Martin the very very best for his future musical activities and thank him for his contribution over the last 14 years.
CREDO WELCOME NEW DRUMMER GERALD “MULLY” MULLIGAN
As we all know, CREDO have pulled through many a crisis before, and as they say, as one door closes another one always opens:
Gerald “Mully” Mulligan
New CREDO drummer Gerald Mulligan, forever now known as “Mully”, is that very rare breed of drummer whose power and precision are only exceeded by his sensitivity and ability to change the mood as only a true master musician can.
Mully has been playing drums from the age of 12, learning his chops from playing along to the 1983 Genesis album before working his way backwards through their musical cannon and forwards forging his own identity as a top PROG session drummer.
Coming to CREDO’s attention as the powerhouse behind F2 label- mate “Sean Filkins – War Peace and Other Short Stories” and the critically acclaimed “The Anabasis – Back From Being Gone” where he played alongside Ryo Okumoto (Spock’s Beard) and Lee Abraham’s albums, Mully has a real PROG pedigree that has added an amazing new dimension to the band.
A veteran of the live scene for 25 years playing across various genres as well as a well-honed studio pedigree in the PROG field make Mully the obvious and compelling new drummer in one of the most popular and endearing NEO PROG bands of the current millennium.
Mully’s live debut with CREDO will be at The Robin 2 Bilston as CREDO appear as special guests of SOLSTICE
Gerald Mulligan Selected Discography:
CREDO FIRST GIG WITH NEW DRUMMER
As detailed above – come and meet Mully and the rest of the guys next Sunday 15th July at The Robin 2 Bilston where we will be “breaking” Mully in gently with our old friends and label mates “SOLSTICE”, as well as very old friends Grey Lady Down who will be opening the proceedings:
Doors Open at 5.30
Grey Lady Down on stage 6:30pm
Credo on stage 8.00pm
Solstice on stage 9.15pm
CREDO NEW ALBUM
The writing of the new album has continued despite Martin’s departure and Mike off playing with Landmarq and replacing Mark Kelly in Deeexpus for their touring commitments, yet the reality is, it is now going to be finished and released in the spring 2013 – Just ready for an amazing new tour!!!
Well, that’s it for today – love to you all, and come down to BILSTON next SUNDAY and say hello to “MULLY”
Love and Best Wishes