TRUSTWORKS
NOW AVAILABLE WORLD-WIDE
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TRUSTWORKS ON VINYL

TRUSTWORKS is coming out on vinyl! The release date is set for, 12th August, 2016. Signed copies are to be available through the TRUSTWORKS presale promotion via BurningShed.com.

Click here to Pre-Order TRUSTWORKS on vinyl!

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THE MAKING OF TRUSTWORKS
An Interview With SYN Founder STEVE NARDELLI

By Robert Silverstein for MWE3.COM
February 2016

The 2016 CD release of Trustworks by 1960s U.K. beat-prog legend The SYN, starts off in a very chilling way with the disembodied voices of the late Olaf Palme and India’s Mahatma Gandhi—two great men of peace assassinated in public. These two spoken word excerpts by two venerable visionaries sums up the spirit of Steve Nardelli and his new outing with The SYN. For Trustworks, Steve has chosen to work and record with the rising Swedish prog-rock band Moon Safari. On the 9 track Trustworks, the SYN sound receives a musical reinforcement thanks to the enthusiastic drive of Moon Safari. A fine band in their own right, on Trustworks, Moon Safari backs up SYN founder Steve Nardelli—playing all the instruments while adding in a solid wall of backing vocals everywhere they are needed. In his February 2016 mwe3.com interview, Steve Nardelli discusses recording Trustworks with co-producer Jonas Reingold and members of the Moon Safari band: Pontus Åkesson – guitars; Simon Åkesson – keyboards; Johan Westerlund – bass; Petter Sandström - vocals, acoustic guitar and now former Moon Safari member Tobias Lundgren – drums. ... click here to read more at mwe3.com

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Umbrello Records and Nova Distribution are pleased to announce a much anticipated new release from The Syn featuring some of the music world's best progressive rock musicians.
March 7th, 2015

Following a fairly quiet time for The Syn while their legendary vocalist and songwriter Steve Nardelli has been the force behind the first eco town to be built in the UK, the iconic pre-Yes band from the 60's returns with a live cd recorded in 2009 at Rosfest in Philadelphia on their Big Sky tour and a 2 films bonus on a single DVD 'The Syn in the 21st Century' and 'The Making of Big Sky', the latter charting at number one on the Amazon VOD chart in America. Big Sky studio album was voted the best progressive music album of 2009 by USA Progressive Music magazine and much of that music is featured on this remarkable live album, described by Precision Mastering as "the finest live album we have worked on".

Distribution: NOVA/Universal
Release Date: April 27th, 2015
Click here for UK Presale at Amazon.com.uk

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The Syn Announces Music Collaboration with Moon Safari

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The Syn | Big Sky
Released in the US April 2009
Big Sky - The Syn

THE SYN are a band that operate intently in the modern day world. Their focus is on pushing the envelope of modern progressive rock and moving it in new directions. The Big Sky lineup of Steve Nardelli, Francis Dunnery and Tom Brislin may have only been a musical machine since 2008, but this is a band with a long and storied history of constantly exploring new musical soundscapes. While THE SYN have their eyes firmly focused on the future of progressive rock, their roots go back to the 1960s. More info
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Julie Felix | Masters Of War
Released in the US on 30th January 2009

Julie Felix Masters Of War
Umbrello Records is very proud to present the new album from legendary folk singer Julie Felix featuring John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) on mandolin.

Julie Felix, a stunningly beautiful woman with an equally beautiful voice, was a star of the magnitude of Joan Baez in the UK in the 1960s and has been associated with some of the world's most important musicians including Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen and Jimmy Page.

In 1966, Julie played with Bob Dylan at the immortal Isle of Wight concert. Now, over 4 decades later, she presents her first American album of Dylan songs.

Entitled Masters of War, the album includes Julie's stirring interpretations of nine Dylan classics including Mr. Tambourine Man, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Hard Rain, and I Shall Be Released... More info
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Mod Prog Series | Various Artists
Released in the US on 15th January 2009

Mod Prog

Mod Prog Series, VOD (video on demand) titles are now available through Amazon.com! Video releases include "Live At Nearfest" performances from Umbrello artists, Kenso, Present and Le Orme.

Also released on VOD from the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream: V-Band project, is "The Creation of Reasons & Rituals", featuring music written by Steve Nardelli of The Syn, who also performs as co-lead vocalist.

More titles from the Mod Prog series are to be released soon.
Click here for more information.
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K2 | Book Of The Dead
Released in the US on 8th December 2008

K2 Book Of The Dead CD


Book of the Dead is a conceptual work with 5 songs presented as chapters. With ideas and stories taken directly from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Ken Jaquess has weaved an intricate, ornate tale of Pharonic rule, death and their ultimate journey to the afterlife.

Ken has long had a love and fascination with ancient Egypt, and Book of the Dead showcases brilliant musicianship from guitar god Allan Holdsworth, Doug Sanborn on the drum kit, keyboards from Ryo Okumoto, of Spocks Beard fame, violin from classical virtuoso Yvette Devereaux, and the late, great Shaun Guerin on vocals who passed away shortly after finishing his vocals... More info

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K2 | Live In Hollywood
Released in the US on 1st November 2008

K2 Live In Hollywood

K2's Book of the Dead live is finally here! This newly released DVD, features K2 in their current lineup, Josh Gleason on Vocals, Ken Jaquess on Bass, Karl Johnson on Guitar, Ryo Okumoto on Keyboards and Doug Sanborn on Drums. This impressive group performed their first live show on January 13th, 2006. This DVD showcases the power of K2 live.

Following on the heels of their highly successful debut CD, featuring Allan Holdsworth (U.K., Level 42) Ryo Okumoto (Spocks Beard), Ken Jaquess (Atlantis) violinist Yvette Devereaux and drummer Doug Sanborn (The Untouchables), this DVD presents Book of the Dead in a live setting... Read More

50 Year Technicolor Dream:
Interview with Steve Nardelli
Discussions Magazine
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ever since 1965, Steve Nardelli has been a busy man. In that year, the British singer and guitarist co-founded an R&B combo in North London called The Syn. Within two years, the band had evolved into one of the hottest psych bands on the scene...
More at discussionsmagazine.com


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The Syn Release Live at Rosfest

May 11, 2015 - LONDON, U.K. --
On May 12th, The Syn Live Rosfest will be available world wide. The album is a live cd recorded in 2009 at Rosfest in Philadelphia on the Syn’s Big Sky tour. It also includes a bonus DVD featuring two films "The Syn in the 21st Century" and "The Making of Big Sky."... Read more.


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New Album from The Syn
In a major proclamation of musical creativity, Steve Nardelli is promising a progressively innovative new album coming out of 2010 recording sessions of The Syn with Moon Safari...Read More.

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Review: The Syn - Big Sky
September 2009 - Independent Film Director, Peter Mcguiness reviews The Syn's new album, Big Sky...Read more.

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Review: K2 - Live In Hollywood
July 2009 - Read Henri Strik's glowing review of K2's "Live In Hollywood" DVD, at the Background Magazine website!

On the net: BackgroundMagazine.nl/


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REVIEW: K2 - LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD
April 2009, - After the unexpected success of Book Of The Dead (the CD which was reviewed in iO Pages nr. 59) Ken Jaquess wanted to give shape to this project live too with his band K2. As an appropriate replacement for Shaun Guerin, who died just after the recordings were finished, he found Josh Gleason, who is just like Guerin a singer in a Genesis-tribute band (The Waiting Room). Allan Holdsworth’s... Read more.


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BEYOND AND BEFORE BIG SKY
April 12, 2009 – MWE3 speaks with Steve Nardelli of the Syn. Read the interview at, http://MWE3.com


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THE SYN - INTERVIEWS
March 22, 2009 – Steve Sauer of Led Zeppelin News, recently interviewed Steve Nardelli and Francis Dunnery of the progressive rock band The Syn. The interviews will be featured on a Zeppelin FM radio show in April. Nardelli and Dunnery discuss their views on "progressive rock" music and talk about The Syn's upcoming album, "Big Sky". Francis Dunnery recalls his experiences of recording in the studio and performing on tour with Robert Plant. Former Syn bassist Chris Squire is also featured discussing the XYZ project. The interviews (which include some audio clips), are now being featured at the LedZeppelinNews.com website.


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MASTERS OF WAR released!
January 30, 2009 — Umbrello Records is very proud to present the new album from legendary folk singer Julie Felix featuring John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) on mandolin... Read More


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V Band Charts at Number 1
January 19, 2009 - Umbrello is very pleased to announce, The 14 Hour Technicolour Dream V-band - The Creation Of Reasons & Rituals release has made number one on the Amazon music video-on-demand charts. An amazing achievment! Click here for the Amazon chart screen-shot.


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Mod Prog Series Launches with Top 20 Chart Success with Amazon
January 18, 2009 - The Mod Prog video on demand series launched this week on Amazon.com. The first wave of content charted in Amazon's top 20 music video downloads; an amazing success for Umbrello. The videos that charted are the Makiing of Reasons & Rituals by the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream V-Band, concert performances from Kenso, Le Orme and Present. Lots more to come from this exceptional series...
Mod Prog Series (click here)


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DREAMER: now available in MP3 format through Amazon. (click here)

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K2 BOOK OF THE DEAD REVIEW
December 23, 2008 - With an Egyptian on the cover, you'd expect something from The Bangles. However, this is much more progressive in nature. The music takes us back one decade further than "Walk Like An Egyptian" to the days when rock and classical music frequently frolicked with one another... More


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CRUCIAL SMITH SIGNS WITH UMBRELLO
November 24, 2008 - Umbrello Records is set to release Crucial Smith’s new studio album, working title ‘Unfinished Business,’ in early 2009. The album once again reunites these world-class acoustic musicians and takes up squarely where Crucial Smith left off...
Click here for the full article.


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40 years on, the reunited Nardelli & Squire break a long hiatus and forge the new relationship and band, THE SYN.






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