Silver Hunter Anglo-French Music and Recording Project
Silver Lining (with a reduced line-up) performed at my ProgYes festival in 2012. In fact the group had decided to disband earlier that year. Being drawn to their style of music, I discussed the possibility of creating a major new Anglo –French original musical project with their vocalist and lyricist, Thierry Sportouche.
I was thrilled to become a composer of the new band, now called Silver Hunter, featuring some Silver Lining material but focused on a more modern, complex, melodic and pop oriented Marillion style ‘prog rock’.
We have so far performed 3 concerts in Lyon, France with a full band line up. Thierry and I also performed a duo in London in 2013, followed by a further full length gig in June 2014. With the full band line up including rock musicians located in Lyon, we collaborate via drop box on CD productions and successfully released a 4-track CD (Mad Moonlighters) in early 2015, receiving the following favourable reviews:
“It was excellent: a prog rock that mixes styles, both accessible, melodic and theatrical.”
“Tim Hunter, a particularily gifted musician” Christian Décamps” magazine Le Filon, Vocalist with Ange, France’s premier Prog Rock group
“...good quality catchy and very listenable music...radio friendly listen” Rock Society Magazine May/June 2013
“Multi-talented...sheer high quality...thought-provoking lyrics...his music owes so much to...intelligent, slick 80s pop with a residue of prog.” Harrogate Advertiser
Find original reviews here: http://sound-protest.net/2015/04/arena-silver-hunter-marche-gare-lyon-23042015/
We are now continuing the production of a full length album scheduled for release in 2016.