Belgian progressive rock project Transport Aerian comes back with a new live line up, aiming at the local and European tour the coming years, with the first series of shows planned for the winter-spring season of 2020. The line up features contemporary composer and pianist Umut Eldem, Gent’s young and gifted drummer Paul De Smet, and Transport Aerian’s long term partner, experimental guitar player Stefan Boeykens.
From the band Official Website: “With first rehearsals and working on set list and arrangements started, I feel that we potentially have something very fresh and exciting in our hands, so I can’t wait to start planning the first shows, which – if things go as intended, – are to be scheduled towards the February 2020, and will continue until the end of season in mid summer. While the live programme of new Transport Aerian will consist of the material covering all three recent albums, there is also something brand new coming.”
“A song that has essentially written itself will be our brand new single, titled “Big Heart” and is to be released as a charity effort towards the first days of 2020. The creation of this song has preceded the new line up, so none of the live band musicians are present on this record: instead, I was helped by a team of other, and absolutely brilliant musicians from all over the Europe, including Chris Allan, a prominent British progressive metal drummer, known for his work with a multiple well-acknowledged acts, including Malefice, Spiral Key and many others; Marco Ragni, an Italian solo artist who’s been around on psychedelic stage in Milan since the 70ies, and Peter Matuchniak, a progressive rock guitar player, known by his extravagant style, band Gekko Projekt and a plenty guest appearances and solo works.“