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"Drifting Sun" are a UK-based progressive rock studio project.
Their music has been described as dramatic, theatrical, & atmospheric, in the true style of progressive rock giants.
Originally called "Drama" (and having had to rename themselves after finding out another band was using the same name!), the band dates back to the early 90’s when Keyboardist/Composer Pat Sanders left his native France to plant roots in England with Bass Player Manu Sibona.
Pat had already composed some early material for the project, and joined forces with American Vocalist/Lyricist Rafe Pomeroy soon after his move to the UK.
Together, they crafted some of the songs that are part of Drifting Sun’s first album.
In 1994, DS cut four numbers in a London Studio. The recording was sent to French Progressive Rock label Muséa while Pat was touring in Canada with another group. The demo received a positive response from Muséa, and a distribution deal with their parent Hard Rock label Brennus led to the making of Drifting Sun’s eponymous s/t debut CD, released in December 1996 to positive reviews from across the globe.
Following the release of their first record, Drifting Sun decided to carry on as an Indie band.
Pat also set out to pump new blood into the group, resulting in drastic line-up changes within Drifting Sun.
In 1997 he met Drummer Tobin Bryant, who was recruited through a former member of the band. Tobin introduced the band to Guitarist John Spearman. All that was left was the addition of a new Frontman. Quite by sheer coincidence, another American answered the call. Vocalist and Lyricist Chris Martini, a transplant from Rhode Island, was up to the job.
Now the line-up was complete and the path was clear for the events to follow. The group began writing and recording material for their second helping, aptly titled "On The Rebound", which was released in the fall of 1998.
After taking a long break from the music business during which time he pursued other interests, Pat decided to revamp his project, and is now armed with a brand new line up. Drifting Sun (Mark 3!) have just completed the recording of their third opus: "Trip The Life Fantastic" is a brand new and exciting album carved in Drifting Sun’s unmistakable vein, a rich and varied offering which is now available on their website as a digital download, along with the rest of their catalogue.
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