Damanek and Southern Empire
Tuesday 27 November, 7:30 pm
GEP Presents “Damanek and Southern Empire ‘In Flight’ tour of the
U.K. and Europe November/December 2018”
In November 2018, internationally renowned progressive rock bands Damanek and Southern Empire will
join forces and embark upon their debut tour of the United Kingdom and Europe.
Damanek, featuring members from three different nations, is the brainchild of visionary multi-
instrumentalist / singer-songwriter Guy Manning. The group released their debut album ‘On Track' in early
2017 to critical acclaim appearing in many ‘Best album of 2017’ polls and will release their follow-up album
‘In Flight’ later this year through GEP Records.
Guy Manning, commenting on the upcoming album and tour stated, “Since we played that memorable set at Summers
End X Festival in 2016, I have been constantly asked ‘When are you going to play live again?’ and I have always had
to say “…as soon as we can”…but now I can say “SOON!” The new album “In Flight” will be ready for the tour and it
has some fantastic new pieces on it, which we are keen to perform live along with some of the favorites from ‘On
Track’. Should be one hell of a show!”
“It’s great to be back on stage with Damanek 2 years after our first set at Summers End festival and
promoting a brand new album. For the European dates of the tour, my mates in "Seven Steps to the Green
Door" will join in for a triple bill of great songs from all the current albums and from our forthcoming new
album THE?LIE, which will be released right in time for the tour! – Marek Arnold.
Southern Empire, hailing from Adelaide, South Australia will also release their second album
mid year through GEP.
Led by composer / producer / keyboardist Sean Timms, Southern Empire was formed from the ashes of
symphonic prog. band Unitopia in 2014 and have quickly established themselves as one of the premiere live
and studio acts of the current prog. era.
“It’s always extremely exciting to release a new album and then take those songs on the road.
I think we have a very strong set of new songs to compliment the older material and we’re really looking
forward to bringing our unique blend of ‘prog ’n’ roll’ (as Danny Lopresto, our lead vocalist calls it) to our
friends and fans in the U.K. and Europe.” – Sean Timms.
Cost: £14 - £16