The Reasoning

The Reasoning


Uniting influences drawn from Progressive, Contemporary & Classic Rock, the bands sound can be described as refreshingly original.


The Reasoning were born out of necessity. Necessity to play and necessity to bring music to people who desired more than just rock and more than just prog. The band formed in October 2005 after Matthew Cohen left prog band Magenta earlier that year. He quickly established an experienced line up of musicians and set about writing songs. Within a short period of time things fell into place, the material started to flow and The Reasoning welcomed on board a truly exceptional talent in the form of multi award winning singer Rachel Jones, who had previously fronted Karnataka, and has won Best Female singer for the Classic Rock Society for an unprecedented 4 consecutive years.

The Reasoning also boasts the vocal talents of Dylan Thompson and Gareth Jones. Their incredible understanding of harmonies and dynamics makes the band’s sound one to behold. Along with Lee Wright and Vinden Wylde, this band knows how to play and entertain.

Their debut album produced and engineered by Matthew Cohen and mixed by Dave Meegan (U2, Marillion), was released in March 2007 through Comet Music and a special guest appearance by Steve Rothery (Marillion) has ensured that the buzz surrounding this band is already formidable.

The association with well-known industry names doesn’t end there, however. Liz Prendergast (Blue Horses) has also contributed to the album – and with the band’s powerful image captured by the talents of photographer Paul Harries (Nirvana, Muse, Evanescence, Marilyn Manson), this is undoubtedly a Reasoning to be reckoned with.

Via their MySpace site The Reasoning has gathered an ever growing fan base. As a result, The Reasoning are out-playing some of the more established bands who have already secured multiple album and DVD releases. This surely says it all.


"Awakening" - Released 26th March 2007 through Comet Music. Catalogue Number - CM010207

Set List

The Reasoning

Set List

Chasing Rainbows
Time Stands Still
Playing The Game
Aching Hunger
Sacred Shape
After The Rain
Fallen Angels
Talk To Me
Shadows Of The Mind


Within Cold Glass
Stormbringer – Deep Purple

Set Length = 1 Hour & 40 Minutes