Steve Rothery is one of the best-known guitarists in the progressive rock genre. He is a founding member of Marillion, a band that has been a common name in the music industry for over 40 years. His guitar playing and sound shaped their early albums such as Script For A Jester’s Tear and Misplaced Childhood, as well as later albums acclaimed by fans and critics such as Brave, Marbles and most recently An Hour Before It’s Dark.
Rothery’s guitar playing clearly is in the tradition of David Gilmour, Andy Latimer or Steve Hackett. Creating atmosphere is more important to him than excessive, fast playing. Rothery’s Stratocaster sound became one of Marillion’s trademark.
Steve Rothery also plays regular gigs with his own band, the Steve Rothery Band. He now returns to Night of the Prog with his outstanding band to play a selection of classic early Marillion tracks including sections from the Misplaced Childhood and Clutching at Straws albums and several tracks from his highly acclaimed solo album, The Ghosts of Pripyat.
It’s the second time Steve Rothery will be playing with his own band at the Loreley for Night Of The Prog, after 2015. Steve says: “I’m really excited to return to Night of the Prog with my solo band for it’s final year. It’s a venue that’s always been very special to me ever since Marillion first played there in 1987! I know it’s going to be a fantastic weekend”.
The STEVE ROTHERY BAND
Steve Rothery – Guitar
Dave Foster – Guitar
Leon Parr – Drums
Yatim Halimi – Bass
Riccardo Romano – Keys
Martin Jakubski – Vocals
The STEVE ROTHERY BAND will be performing during the Final Night Of The Prog Festival 2024 on the Loreley on Sunday, 21 July 2024!
Tickets for the Final Night Of The Prog Festival 2024 are available in the WiV Ticket Shop.