Lifesigns was formed after an argument in a pub in the mid 2000’s. The debate was about prog and the fact that it might be treading water which prompted the statement ‘if you think you can do better!’ …and so Lifesigns was born.
It’s not done too badly thus far initially a studio project with John Young on keys and lead vox (Asia, Scorpions,Strawbs, Greenslade,John Wetton) ,
Nick Beggs on bass (Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson) , Frosty Beedle on drums (Cutting Crew) and Steve Rispin producing (Asia, ELP) .
The first self titled CD managed to also attract Steve Hackett (Genesis), Thijs van Leer (Focus) Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson) and Robin Boult (Fish). Sales were far higher than expected and so the ogre of touring reared it’s head. Nick was busy with the two Steve’s (Wilson & Hackett) so it was decided to audition for both bass and guitar. Jon Poole (Wildhearts/Cardiacs//Dowling Poole) took over on bass and Niko Tsonev on guitars (Steven Wilson).
The line up toured steadily for three years and this has included three trips to the USA for Cruise to the Edge as well as many UK and European dates. In the summer of 2016 Lifesigns toured with Marillion in Germany and played at Cropredy, Ramblin Man and Lorelei festivals.
A live DVD and double audio CD (Live in London, Under the Bridge) was released in 2016. Their most recent studio CD Cardington was released in 2017 and featured the live band plus special guests Robin Boult (Howard Jones & Fish) Menno Gootjes (Focus) and Dave Bainbridge (Iona). Lifesigns has successfully crowdfunded both projects with the new CD reaching it’s target in just 48 hours!
After the release of the CD Dave Bainbridge joined the band on guitar with the live band as after several years with Lifesigns Niko decided to move on and create his own band. Dave not only is a great guitarist but a fabulous keyboard player too and this really helped to bring a new dimension to the live shows.
All the band members have received top 10 placings with both PROG Magazine and the CRS Awards. John Young actually won the CRS award for
best keys in 2017. Well done to one and all.
In 2019 Lifesigns toured Europe and the UK and in 2020 they will once again be playing at Cruise To The Edge in Florida. 2020 should also see the release of the third studio album.
John Young (keyboards & lead vocal)
Frosty Beedle (drums)
Jon Poole (bass)
Dave Bainbridge (guitars and keyboards)
Steve Rispin (sound)
Wonderful artwork is provided by Brett Wilde
Lifesigns can be found at:
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