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Jun
14
Paine's Promise @ Ten High Club

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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This is Melodic Progressive Rock at it’s best, with a more radio friendly approach instead of long instrumental passages, although the heavy groovy guitar riffs are pure RUSH/LED ZEPPELIN orientated. The female singer has a strong voice and without a doubt, this debut CD of the band is a highly recommended piece. With this CD they prove to be a band to look out for in the future.
- Strutter Magazine

In Mobius you’ll discover the intelligent verbiage and tight song craft of Real Life, the guitar crunch and angelic harmonies that ignite Consequences, the complex time signatures and hopeful spirit of 99 Failures, and the dreamy and surreal vibe that transcends the listener in Island of Peace.”
- Eric Harabadian, Progression Magazine

“On Mobius Paine's Promise achieve a rare balance that renders their music both majestic and intimate at the same. I love this record. It makes me want to go practice."
- Matthew Trautwein, producer, Karma Lingo / The Lost Boys

“Fans of Rush should find plenty to like on this album. The drums in particular feel a lot like Neil Peart’s work and really stand out.”
- Gary Hill, Music Street journal

“If you are drawn to the 70s hard rock sound in the general style of Heart and to the progressive rock sound of mid-to late Rush era, I strongly invite you to learn more about Paine’s Promise. Veronica Hughes leaves no doubt that she can sing. The band mix progressive elements into what is at core a power-trio hard rock sound. It is a testament to the bands skillful composition and solid musicianship that it can strongly bring to mind the fullness of the Rush sound instead of simply a basic power-trio rock flavor. “
- Frode, ProgGnosis E-Zine

"It's extremely hard to combine prog/technical aspects, pop, and (not to be condescending, but it's how the Industry works) a female singer. They do it amazingly well." - Ian Perge, pro bassist Akron, Ohio

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This is Melodic Progressive Rock at it’s best, with a more radio friendly approach instead of long instrumental passages, although the heavy groovy guitar riffs are pure RUSH/LED ZEPPELIN orientated. The female singer has a strong voice and without a doubt, this debut CD of the band is a highly recommended piece. With this CD they prove to be a band to look out for in the future.
- Strutter Magazine

In Mobius you’ll discover the intelligent verbiage and tight song craft of Real Life, the guitar crunch and angelic harmonies that ignite Consequences, the complex time signatures and hopeful spirit of 99 Failures, and the dreamy and surreal vibe that transcends the listener in Island of Peace.”
- Eric Harabadian, Progression Magazine

“On Mobius Paine's Promise achieve a rare balance that renders their music both majestic and intimate at the same. I love this record. It makes me want to go practice."
- Matthew Trautwein, producer, Karma Lingo / The Lost Boys

“Fans of Rush should find plenty to like on this album. The drums in particular feel a lot like Neil Peart’s work and really stand out.”
- Gary Hill, Music Street journal

“If you are drawn to the 70s hard rock sound in the general style of Heart and to the progressive rock sound of mid-to late Rush era, I strongly invite you to learn more about Paine’s Promise. Veronica Hughes leaves no doubt that she can sing. The band mix progressive elements into what is at core a power-trio hard rock sound. It is a testament to the bands skillful composition and solid musicianship that it can strongly bring to mind the fullness of the Rush sound instead of simply a basic power-trio rock flavor. “
- Frode, ProgGnosis E-Zine

"It's extremely hard to combine prog/technical aspects, pop, and (not to be condescending, but it's how the Industry works) a female singer. They do it amazingly well." - Ian Perge, pro bassist Akron, Ohio

- indepedent releases


Discography

"Mobius" is the band's 10 track full length follow up to the previous 5 song EP, recently released. 5 tracks from Mobius now playing on Artist First Independent Radio, Prog Palace Internet radio, D'Art Radio, and other independent sites:

Real Life
Consequences
99 Failures
Shark
Grip

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Bio

Paine’s Promise sounds like 70s prog rock meets new rock power pop. The vocals of Veronica Hughes can be reminiscent of Ann Wilson of Heart, and the instrumentation is influenced by the power trio Rush, and some have described the band as being like “Rush with a woman singer.”

The name was inspired by Thomas Paine, the American revolutionary author of Common Sense and Rights of Man, a kick ass rebel with dignity. Veronica and Daniel Hughes, married since 1994, began the project as an instrumental trio in 1996. The need for fully fleshed out songs, including vocals and arrangements that considered the listener, made the project what is is today, with tight instrumentation and strong radio friendly vocals.

About the members. Veronica Hughes has been playing guitar for “a long time“ and grew up on all kinds of music in the Detroit area, but 70’s progressive rock was what inspired her the most.

Daniel Hughes has been playing drums “for a long time” as well. His first love was of jazz music, but after becoming a big fan of progressive bands King Crimson and Yes, his playing style became more of a fusion between rock and jazz.

Dave Siff says a big influence on him was hearing Rush’s Moving Pictures in 1981. The bass playing of Geddy Lee inspired him to play bass himself, and he has been playing in a succession of bands since 1993.