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It's time! 

At last the moment has arrived! We can finally offer you the opportunity to secure your very own copy of our debut album!

Pre-order 'The Illusion's Reckoning' now!!!
 
 

The album is out on general release on 25th January 2016 and features the following musicians:
 
 

Heather Findlay - vocals, percussion, low whistles, acoustic guitar

Dave Kerzner - vocals, keys & sound design, acoustic guitar

Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters/Steven Wilson) - lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars

Chris Johnson (Halo Blind/Mostly Autumn/Heather Findlay Band) - lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars

Stu Fletcher (Heather Findlay Band) - bass

Alex Cromarty (Mostly Autumn/Heather Findlay Band) - drums

Troy Donockley (Nightwish) - vocals & lead guitars

Irene Jansen (Ayreon/Star One) - vocals

Angela Gordon (Mostly Autumn/Odin Dragonfly) - vocals & recorders 

Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon/Star One)​ - lead guitar

Remko de Landmeter - bansuri


"The Illusion's Reckoning is a concept album which flows more like a film score than a more typically linear piece. The album's journey is painted with far reaching audio moodscapes, which in their diversity, purposely echo thoughtful lyrical themes. The album is delivered in a predominantly crossover-progressive rock package, but at times takes on a hard rock, contemporary, retro, and even acoustic, folksy twist…"


Track list:

1.Every Corner
2. Island
3. Veil of Ghosts
4. Lake Sunday
5. Mountain Spring 
6. In a Dream
7. Learning to be Light
8. I've Seen Your Star
9. Island (reprise)
10. The Illusion's Reckoning


Bonus track: 11. Mountain Spring (acoustic)

Produced by Dave Kerzner & Heather Findlay

Artwork painted by Heather Findlay with creative digital retouching by leebs

 


 

Annnnd release!! 

Annnnd RELEASE!

After almost 2 years in the making, Monday January 25th 2016 will see the release of The Illusion's Reckoning from transatlantic project band, Mantra Vega co-founded by Heather Findlay and Dave Kerzner  (Sound of Contact).

"The Illusion's Reckoning album features lead vocals from Heather Findlay; keyboards and vocals from Dave Kerzner whilst at the band's core is rhythm section Alex Cromarty on drums and bassist Stu Fletcher along with lead, rhythm and acoustic guitarists Chris Johnson (Halo Blind) and Dave Kilminster.

Joining the project for special guest appearances are Nightwish's Troy Donockley on vocals and lead guitar; Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) lead guitar; Irene Jansen (Star One/Ayreon) on vocals; Angela Gordon (Mostly Autumn/Odin Dragonfly) on recorders and vocals and Dutch woodwind player, Remko de Landmeter on Bansuri.

"The Illusion's Reckoning is a concept album which flows more like a film score than a more typically linear piece. The album's journey is painted with far reaching audio moodscapes, which in their diversity, purposely echo thoughtful lyrical themes. The album is delivered in a predominantly progressive rock package, but at times takes on a hard rock, contemporary, retro, and even acoustic, folksy twist…"

 

A Moorland Gathering

To celebrate the release, there will be a very special pre-release party gathering at The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge (spiritual home to many of the musicians who perform here!) on January Saturday 23rd January. There will only 60 tickets available which will include a meal, one off acoustic performance from Heather, Chris, Angela, Stu and Alex (and may also feature one or two very special guests!) Slightly ahead of the scheduled release date, this event will be a chance to buy and hear the album for the first time!

Making this event all the more special is the fact that this will be a one off for the now retired, legendary moorland venue too!

Tickets for the event will be just £20 and will go on sale on Monday 30th November at 9am from www.mantravega.co.uk

Depending on number wishing to travel via this option, there may be a coach/bus which will run from York across the North Yorkshire Moors and back for those wishing to travel from the nearest city.

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Can't wait for you to hear the album!

Joy, love and peace be yours,

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CRF WARM-UP Gig: Heather Findlay Band + Odin Dragonfly

Post Office Club, Marygate, York

£5 ~ Special CRF warm-up show Doors 8pm Stage times: OD 8.15pm HFB: 9.30pm

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The Heather Findlay Band

Bar Riga, 119a High Street, Southend

The Heather Findlay Band presents The Illusion's Reckoning album live in it's entirety! Featuring John Mitchell [It Bites/Arena]; Stuart Fletcher [The Seahorses/St Etienne]; Angela Gordon; Chris Johnson & Alex Cromarty [Mostly Autumn].

The band will also be delve into the treasured realms of Findlay penned swan songs and rockers, bringing what is anticipated will be a powerful journey of magic, wonder and nostalgia.

Special guests - Halo Blind

TICKETS: £16.50 (adv. inc. booking fee) £17 (door) *Strictly over 18's only

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The Heather Findlay Band

Brickmakers, 496 Sprowston Road , Norwich

The Heather Findlay Band presents The Illusion's Reckoning album live in it's entirety! Featuring John Mitchell [It Bites/Arena]; Stuart Fletcher [The Seahorses/St Etienne]; Angela Gordon; Chris Johnson & Alex Cromarty [Mostly Autumn].

The band will also be delve into the treasured realms of Findlay penned swan songs and rockers, bringing what is anticipated will be a powerful journey of magic, wonder and nostalgia.

Special guests: Halo Blind, and Sarah Dean

TICKETS: £16.50 (adv. inc. booking fee) £17 (door) *Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult

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The Heather Findlay Band

Boston Music Room, 178 Junction Road, London

The Heather Findlay Band presents The Illusion's Reckoning album live in it's entirety! Featuring John Mitchell [It Bites/Arena]; Stuart Fletcher [The Seahorses/St Etienne]; Angela Gordon; Chris Johnson & Alex Cromarty [Mostly Autumn].

The band will also be delve into the treasured realms of Findlay penned swan songs and rockers, bringing what is anticipated will be a powerful journey of magic, wonder and nostalgia.

Special guests - Halo Blind

TICKETS: £16.50 (adv. inc. booking fee) £17 (door)

*This event is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Heather Findlay Band

Robin 2, 20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston

The Heather Findlay Band presents The Illusion's Reckoning album live in it's entirety! Featuring John Mitchell [It Bites/Arena]; Stuart Fletcher [The Seahorses/St Etienne]; Angela Gordon; Chris Johnson & Alex Cromarty [Mostly Autumn].

The band will also be delve into the treasured realms of Findlay penned swan songs and rockers, bringing what is anticipated will be a powerful journey of magic, wonder and nostalgia.

Special guests - Halo Blind

TICKETS: £16.50 (adv. inc. booking fee) £17 (door)

*Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult

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The Heather Findlay Band

Citadel, Waterloo Street, St Helens

The Heather Findlay Band, featuring John Mitchell [It Bites/Arena]; Stuart Fletcher [The Seahorses/St Etienne]; Angela Gordon; Chris Johnson & Alex Cromarty [Mostly Autumn]; will present project Mantra Vega album The Illusion's Reckoning live in it's entirety!

The band will also be delve into the treasured realms of Findlay penned swan songs and rockers, bringing what is anticipated will be a powerful journey of magic, wonder and nostalgia.

Special guests - Halo Blind

TICKETS: £16.50 (adv. inc. booking fee) £17 (door) *Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs

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The Heather Findlay Band

Fibbers, Toft Green, York

The Heather Findlay Band presents The Illusion's Reckoning album live in it's entirety! Featuring John Mitchell [It Bites/Arena]; Stuart Fletcher [The Seahorses/St Etienne]; Angela Gordon; Chris Johnson & Alex Cromarty [Mostly Autumn].

The band will also be delve into the treasured realms of Findlay penned swan songs and rockers, bringing what is anticipated will be a powerful journey of magic, wonder and nostalgia.

Special guests - Halo Blind, and Sarah Dean

TICKETS: £16.50 (adv. inc. booking fee) £17 (door) *Under 14's must be accompanied by an 18+ adult

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The Heather Findlay Band

The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester

The Heather Findlay Band presents The Illusion's Reckoning album live in it's entirety! Featuring John Mitchell [It Bites/Arena]; Stuart Fletcher [The Seahorses/St Etienne]; Angela Gordon; Chris Johnson & Alex Cromarty [Mostly Autumn].

The band will also be delve into the treasured realms of Findlay penned swan songs and rockers, bringing what is anticipated will be a powerful journey of magic, wonder and nostalgia. Special guests - Halo Blind

TICKETS: £16.50 (adv. inc. booking fee) £17 (door)

*Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult

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The Heather Findlay Band

De Boerderij, Amerikaweg, Zoetermeer

The Heather Findlay Band presents The Illusion's Reckoning album live in it's entirety at the annual PROG DREAMS FESTIVAL! Featuring John Mitchell [It Bites/Arena]; Stuart Fletcher [The Seahorses/St Etienne]; Angela Gordon; Chris Johnson & Alex Cromarty [Mostly Autumn].

The band will also be delve into the treasured realms of Findlay penned swan songs and rockers, bringing what is anticipated will be a powerful journey of magic, wonder and nostalgia. Tickets: €33adv-37 on the door (Day Ticket) or Weekend pass €60

SOLD OUT!!! The Illusion's Reckoning Pre-release Dinner & Show Party!

The Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, Kirbymoorside

A hearty evening of pre-release musical moorland fun in celebration of Mantra Vega's forthcoming album 'The lllusion's Reckoning'!

Tickets include dinner, album signing and intimate acoustic performance from Heather, Chris, Alex, Angela & Stu, (plus a couple of very special guests).

This one-off event will be held 2 days ahead of the official release date, at one of the worlds more remote and magical venues, The Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge!

Schedule: 6.00 - Doors 7.00 - 8.30 - Dinner 9-10pm - Show time 10-11pm - Album signing and party!

Venue details: The Lion Inn Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire YO62 7LQ Tel: 01751 417320 Web: www.lionblakey.co.uk Location: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Lion+Inn/@54.3883557,-0.9560447,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x1e8c8075b902f836

A special party menu consisting of Lion Inn favourites will be available on the night.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 9AM(GMT)!!!

Ticket holders wishing to register interest for coach travel between York (nearest city) and The Lion Inn, please email heatherfindlaymusic@gmail.com with COACH typed in the subject box.

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Mantra Vega Acoustic Trio (support)

Fibbers, Toft Green, York

Halo Blind Album Launch Show with support from Mantra Vega Acoustic Trio (Heather Findlay, Dave Kerzner & Chris Johnson)

£9 Age limit: 18+