christopher rye is co-frontman and lead guitarist of up-and-coming Brighton rock band, Space Angel, alongside Allan Wiseman (guitar and vocals), Fabio Sclafani (drums), and Phil Bedford (bass).
Jordan Bedeau (drums) and Harvey Mitchell (bass) completed the first gigging line-up of the band and appear on the forthcoming live EP, ‘Soyuz is Leaving’, which is due for release in October 2021, and in the band’s current stage videos.
The psychedelic four-piece blend the ambient, space-rock sounds of 70s Pink Floyd with heavy beats, Beatles-like melodies, and a touch of Bowie. christopher writes many of the songs, alongside Allan Wiseman. Live, the band recall the heady days of the 70s Floyd, with smoke, lights, and theatrics.
The band’s latest single, The Invisible Man (live), is out on 17 September 2021, as a prelude to an extended EP, Soyuz is Leaving, recorded live onstage at Brighton Electric in July.
The band’s debut single, It Must Have Been Tuesday, is still available on all digital channels and from HERE. Follow-up single The Film of My Life is also still available, accompanied by a spectacular video HERE, celebrating live music and stage performers in lockdown.
Until the pandemic closed the UK’s music venues, the band had been gigging extensively, with headline sets at local landmarks The Prince Albert and the Beesmouth. Scroll down for a gallery of spectacular images from the band’s live show.
Space Angel live onstage
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