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Rocking Horse Music Club

Rocking Horse Music Club ...

... plays the music of Anthony Phillips

Background info about the Tribute-CD and the Live-Event.

The Rocking Horse Music Club is a songwriting and performing collective that emerged from Rocking Horse Studio, a world-class recording facility in central New Hampshire, USA. The group features producer/songwriter/instrumentalist Brian Coombes, singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Cohn, and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Patrik Gochez, along with Rocking Horse Studio session musicians Eric Wagley (drums), Myron Kibbee (guitar), Mike McAdam (guitar), and Brenden Harisaides. The band members have been working together at Rocking Horse Studio since 2010.
Coombes describes the origins of the name Rocking Horse Music Club: “Over the years we’ve developed a community of like-minded musicians, singers, and songwriters at Rocking Horse Studio. Many of the artists that work with us here at the studio have collaborated with each other and have appeared on each other’s records. Our group project, the Rocking Horse Music Club, developed out of those collaborations, while also giving me the opportunity to bring some of my own material to the table.”

The group’s debut single, Everywhere is Home, a gospel-inspired song that features London’s Sing Gospel Choir, was released to critical acclaim in April 2018. The track was featured on radio in New England and received prime time airplay on BBC Radio in England. In June 2019, just over a year after its release, Everywhere is Home received a Best Song – Gospel award from the Independent Music Awards.
The band’s debut album, Every Change of Seasons, was released in September 2018, shortly before the band departed for a tour of the UK that saw them perform throughout the country, including appearances on BBC Radio and a special engagement for the British Prime Minister. New Hampshire Magazine lauded the album as “one of the best recordings to come out of New Hampshire in the past year.”

In his time as a producer, Coombes has worked with such notable musicians as Chris Difford (Squeeze), Steve Hackett (Genesis), Anthony Phillips (Genesis), Ian McDonald (King Crimson), Garth Hudson (the Band), Greg Hawkes (the Cars), Kate St. John (Dream Academy), Noel McCalla (Mike Rutherford), John Hackett (Steve Hackett), Nick Magnus (Steve Hackett), Ingrid Chavez (Prince), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention), Vernon Reid (Living Color), Jonathan Mover (GTR/Joe Satriani), and Kenwood Dennard (Brand X).
Coombes has received various honors for his production work. In 2015, he received a “Producer of the Year” award from the New England Music Awards. In 2014, he received two Emmy award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

In February 2019, Rocking Horse Music Club began rehearsing and recording material for a tribute album to original Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips. The album, Which Way the Wind Blows, is scheduled for release on 11 October 2019, with live dates in England scheduled for November 2019. These dates will also feature Noel McCalla on vocals, singing tracks from Smallcreep's Day.

With this website special, we want to give you some details about both, the album and the show.

Which Way The Wind Blows - the album

On our info page about the album Which Way The Wind Blows, you will find all details about the chosen tracks and the musicians involved. Our info page can be found here.

An even more detailed review is now available at this link.

Guest reviews are available now at this link.

An Evening of Anthony Phillips & Mike Rutherford Solo Albums - The Event

On 15th and 16th November 2019, Rocking Horse Music Club will perform the tribute album live on stage - special guest Noel McCalla will be on vocals as well. You can also expect to hear some tracks from Mike Rutherford's debut solo album Smallcreep's Day! Both shows take place at Trading Boundaries in England. Infos about the event (and especially how to get tickets) can be found in our news item from 30th April 2019. There will also be a detailed event report afterwards.

UPDATE: A detailed review is now online here.

In conversation with Brian Coombes - the interview

This project is of course of interest for us as well - so Helmut Janisch took the chance and did a short interview with Rocking Horse Music Club mastermind Brian Coombes - you can find the interview here.

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