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The brand new collaboration from Ian Jones and Agnieszka Swita
Debut album ‘Dark Horizons’ out now
Featuring special guests
Steve Hackett, Craig Blundell, Troy Donockley, Luke Machin and Gonzalo Carrera
Official ILLUMINAE website @ www.illuminae.net
Chasing The Monsoon
Many, many moons ago I started a new project. I was looking to create something that combined strong rhythmic elements with world music, Celtic and progressive influences. 1n 2004 a chance discussion about travel writers led me to the author Alexander Frater and his book Chasing The Monsoon. Inspired by his writing and his connection to India which had already provided the inspiration behind Karnataka’s band name, I felt the book title was the ideal name for the project and with the name duly jotted down in my notebook, Chasing The Monsoon was born.
Armed with a CD of ideas I invited producer Steve Evans and guitarist friend Ian Simmons to join the project. We wrote as a three piece for a couple of years before inviting the then Karnataka vocalist Lisa fury to join forces with us. Guest musicians Troy Donockley and Enrico Pinna would add further contributions to the recording and now the album No Ordinary World has been released. Check out the Chasing The Monsoon website for further details.
I’ve been a huge fan and player of Warwick basses for a number of years – the tone, action and craftsmanship is second to none. I was therefore very honoured and excited to accept their invitation to become an official Warwick artist and endorser of their basses and amplifiers.
Warwick have created for me a stunning Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette $$ bass built to my specification. You can check out my official artist page on the Warwick website artists page.