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It is with regret that Saracen will no longer be appearing at the ‘Brofest #4’ Festival in February due to ill health. The band hope to make plans for the summer when Paul should be back to resume keyboard duties.



Saracen have confirmed their first live show for next year. They will be appearing at the ‘Brofest #4’ festival on Sunday afternoon February 21st 2016.




Saracen will start rehearsals in October to prepare for playing a few dates next year, nothing as yet confirmed.




Paul has been invited by the New Saints to join them on stage at the charity fund raising event for Compton Hospice and Cancer Research charity's at the ‘Rock 4 Spon’ on the 16th of May.




New Saracen album to be released through Escape Music on the 19th September 2014. Paul Bradder and Steve Bettney challenged Rob Bendelow to write a 'back to our roots' Saracen album. 'Redemption' is the result. A collection of 'signature' epic tracks, interspersed with heavy rockers and one beautiful ballad. It also includes complete re-works of two anthems from the 1981 debut album, 'Heroes, Saints and Fools' - namely - 'Crusader' and 'Ready To Fly'.

Saracen have used the expert talents of Tommy Hansen of Jailhouse studios in Denmark, a man who is no stranger to rock music circles. His work is world famous and his expertise shines through on this exciting new album.


Track List:

Rocamadour / Reacher / Give Me A Sign / Geraldine / Swords Of Damascus / Road To Yesterday / Crusader / Catch The Wave / More Than Missing You / Redemption (on the 6th day) / You & I / Let Me See Your Hands / Ready to Fly.



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Tommy Hansen (Circus Maximus, Jorn, Pagan's Mind, Helloween) has agreed to produce the new Saracen 'Redemption' album due for release in the Summer.


Lee Small and the Band of Brothers will be playing a couple of dates in the Spring at the Robin 2, Bilston. Supporting Graham Bonnet's 'Catch The Rainbow' tour and the 'Rock 4 Spon' Compton Hospice and Cancer Research charity evening.   

The Robin 2, Mount Pleasant, Bilston - 17th March   

The Robin 2, Mount Pleasant, Bilston - 17th May


The new Saracen project is well underway and most of the tracks have been recorded. We hope to release the album 'Redemption' in the summer of 2014. As of yet the producer has not been decided.


Paul met with Lee Small to discuss working together on a new album. They plan to start recording this next project later in the year, a follow up to Lee Small's successful release 'Jamaica Inn'.


Saracen make plans to go back into the studio to record a new album. This will be the coming together of the live and studio band.....Steve Bettney - vocals, Rob Bendelow - guitar, Paul Bradder - keyboards, Simon Roberts - guitar, Paul Highfield - bass and Tris Alsbury - percussion. Rob is well on his way to writing the songs for this project, a more traditional Saracen album with the aptly named working title ' Redemption'.


Shy/Phenomena vocalist Lee Small will play three live shows to promote his latest solo offering 'Jamaica Inn' during July/August.   

The Diamond, Sutton In Ashfield - 19th July   

The Tackeroo, Hednesford, Cannock - 28th July   

The Robin 2, Mount Pleasant, Bilston - 12th August   


Lee Small’s Band of Brothers are:   

Lee Small - Vocals   

Connor Emms - Guitars   

Carl Anthony Wright - Guitars   

Pete Emms - Bass   

Dez Wootton - Drums   

Paul Bradder - Keyboards   

The album 'Jamaica Inn' ( Escape Music) is available now.


Paul was invited to play keyboards on the track ‘Reality’ for Tom Galley’s new release ‘Awakening’. This is now the fifth in a series of albums since he wrote a couple of short stories back in 1983. Over the years guest musicians working on these albums include such names as Glenn Hughes, Cozy Powell, Don Airey, John Wetton and Brian May to name but a few.   

Track List:

Smash It Up / Reality / Homeland / Going Away / Gotta Move / How Long / Shake / Fighter / Dancing Days / Stand Up For Love.


Produced by: Tom Galley and Martin Kronlund
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk

For more information visit www.escape-music.com

  

Paul was invited to play on Escape Music's first release of 2012 - vocalist Lee Small's solo album 'Jamaica Inn' - due out on January 20th.

Lee Small hails from the West Midlands in the U.K, a place that has given us a wealth of talent in rock & heavy metal music. Lee started out originally as a bass player but moved over to guitar in 1986. Then, quite by accident, he took on the vocal duties in the band he was playing in. Lee Small is now at the forefront of the rock scene, so what could be a better time than to release his second solo album. A blues rock album, with Lee at his finest.

For more information about Lee visit www.lee-small.com

Track List:

Jamaica Inn / The Captain's Quarters / Black Bess / Walk the Plank / Shine a Light / Dead Man Walking / Voyager / I am the   Sea / Smuggler's Blues / Waiting for the Hangman / End of the Road / Renegade Accordion Player.

Lead & Backing Vocals – Lee Small
Guitars – Carl Anthony Wright, Des Sherwood, Lee Small
Keyboards – Paul Bradder
Bass – Lee Small
Drums – Imre Daun


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