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Haze Christmas Concert on Friday 15th December 2017
Classic rockers Haze returned in 2013 with a new studio CD of original songs; “The Last Battle” features 14 new recordings by the ‘classic’ Haze line-up of the McMahon brothers and Paul Chisnell, with sisters Cat & Ceri Ashton adding strings & woodwind.
Formed in the late 70s by brothers Chris & Paul, they were joined by Paul Chisnell in ’83 and established their reputation as one of the hardest working underground bands of the 80s. The band released 2 LPs, 3 singles & countless cassettes & played over 500 shows around the UK & Europe before disbanding after a farewell concert at Sheffield University in ’88.
In 2008 Haze got together again for a couple of 30th anniversary shows, again released by Cyclops Records, and in 2010 toured Italy; one show from this tour was recorded by tour promoter Daniele Castracane and released as the “in that branch of the lake” DVD.
It was mainly Daniele's encouragement that persuaded the band to record “The Last Battle” CD, but just before it's release, drummer Paul Chisnell retired from playing, citing increasingly bad tinnitus for his inability to continue. The band immediately recruited Danny McMahon, son of guitarist Paul to fill the vacant drum stool. Although only 14, Danny had been playing drums for over 7 years, and has frequently guested with the band at local shows.
Despite building their reputation as a progressive rock band, Haze have always drawn on a wide variety of influences, ranging from pop, rock, funk, metal, meandering psychedelic jams to tightly structured prog epics.
Music Genres: Rock
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