The Scene: Music is key for promising prog band

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A young progressive rock band are looking forward to a homecoming show at a newly reopened venue.

Indigo Child will play at Northfields pub in Drift Road, Stamford, from 8.30pm tomorrow.

The band, who formed in 2010, have been touring the country playing to increasingly bigger audiences.

Despite their youthful appearance, the four members are skilled musicians and show plenty of talent with their mix of progressive and classic rock.

While classically-trained Hammond organist Ollie Eastwood hails from Chester guitarist Ben Barker, drummer Sam Barker and singer and bassist Sandy Thompson all grew up in the Stamford area.

Sam, 17, said: “We have played all over the country in the last two years. We have had gigs at The Cavern Club in Liverpool and at the O2 Academy in London.

“We also played at Rutland Day, where we opened for Boney M.

“But we haven’t played in Stamford for about a year so it will be nice to play at home again.”

The fourpiece take their influences from 1960s pioneers such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Wishbone Ash.

The band recently released their latest album, Whatever Remains, which combines older tracks with a few new songs.

According to Sam, Indigo Child audiences can expect a big focus on the music.

He added: “We are professional in what we do. Our shows are more about the music than any gimmicks.”

The band’s new album is available to download at Songs can also be streamed on the site and visitors can leave comments for band members.

Northfields reopened this month.The pub had been closed for six months but the new oweners Dennis and Pauline Lejnieks now hope to bring it back to its former glory by introducing meals, games and more live music.

Indigo Child will play at the pub on Saturday from 8.30pm. Entry is free.