PILGRYM-
REAL AND ORIGINAL CLASSIC SYMPHONIC BRITISH PROGRESSIVE ROCK

  The seeds of Pilgrym

were sown in 2001, with a chance meeting between Andy Wells and Tony Drake in a Bradford music store.

They got talking and realised that over the years they'd played the same circuits and seen each other play, but never spoken. Andy asked Tony to lay down some guitar on his album Lost The Will To Play. Since then, it's been a natural musical progression to the Pilgrym project - and now to their debut album - Pilgrimage.

 
  Andy Wells

has previously toured the UK and Europe with John Verity and played on three consecutive Verity albums. From there, Andy moved on to Baby Tuckoo and the very successful Voyager.

Andy has written for such stars as Huey Lewis and Lisa Stanfield, and played with Mike Rutherford, Sarah Brightman and Junior.

 
  Tony Drake

played with the Ckreed Blues Band in 1967 and gigged the UK with them until late '68 - when he moved to London to "make it".

He's played all the major venues, including support slots for T Rex, Thin Lizzy and Yes.

His own band Iron Duke had Lawrence Juber from Wings on guitar and John Elliss (The John Elliss Quarter) on Hammond. Rudy and The Zipps followed from the ashes of Be Bop Deluxe and were pipped at the post at EMI auditions by Sparks.

 
  "Creedy"

joins Pilgrym with a sound reputation as a multi-instumentalist. With Pilgrym, he plays bass and acoustic guitars and will also contribute to the Pilgrym sound vocally.

He is currently working in his solo album entitled The Privileged Vagabond - a mixture of prog and folk with influences from Steve Hackett, Fairport Convention, Roy Harper and Vandergraph Generator.

 
  Kev Mulvihill

joined the Pilgrym project in 2002 to power the band on drums and percussion. Playing with Tony in Rudy and The Zipps, Kev was and is regarded as a major drummer.

He formed the Drovers in the mid-60's with Billy Currie (Ultravox) and John McCoy (Deep Purple and Mammoth), then moved into a more jazz/rock vein. He picked up UK live session work, through Rudy and The Zipps to big band work.