Bio

25 Yard Screamer

Hailing from Carmarthenshire, Bridgend and Cardiff in South Wales, progressive rock outfit 25 Yard Screamer formed in 2002 after Donal Owen and Matt Clarke augmented Nick James at a showcase gig in Bracknell, for his then solo project. They released their first album 'The Pictures Within' in 2003, and their second 'Approaching From An Oblique Angle' followed in 2004 both hinting at the progressive influences that were soon to come to the fore.

It was with 'Cassandra' in 2007 that they garnered much critical acclaim in the progressive rock and rock circles, drawing comparisons with Marillion, Rush, Porcupine Tree and Metallica. 'Blacklight' taken from the album was chosen as one of the best 100 songs of 2007 in Classic Rock magazine.

The following album 2011's 'Until All Are One' showed a darker side to the band while still keeping their progressive leanings, further enhancing an ever growing reputation. During the recording of their concept album, 2013’s ‘Something That Serves To Warn Or Remind’, Tom Bennett was invited to join the band on a permanent basis after contributing keyboards and orchestrations to it's sessions.

2016 saw the release of the bands 6th studio album. ‘Keep Sending Signals’ featuring, four brand new pieces of music and four reworking’s of very early material, most of which will not have been heard by many people, again featuring the collaboration of Tom. It is the second album to be released with WhiteKnight records, the progressive rock label owned and run by Rob Reed (Magenta) and Will Mackie (Karfargan).

Live Line up:

  • Matt Clarke – Bass Guitar
  • Nick James – Guitar & Vocals
  • Donal Owen – Drums