At CalProg we receive huge volumes of requests for bands that people would like to see at our festival, but we have gotten the largest number of requests (by far) for IZZ. They were the runaway hit of the very first one we did 5 years ago, so much so that we asked them back again in 2005. A very special bond was forged between the CalProg fans and this remarkable group. And still the requests continue. In this year that promises to be a musical event that will long be remembered, it seemed appropriate to bring back the band that has become like family. And YES, they’re that good.
the three years since their last appearance they have released a new studio
album (My River Flows in 2005), played at both ROSfest and NearFest, and are
working on another new release. They have received accolades from the
progressive rock community for their accomplishments, and have won over the
hearts and minds of most that have seen them perform. They possess a very
special charisma that is hard to define. It’s not just the lighthearted
interplay between the Galgano brothers, or the monstrous talent of the soft
spoken Scotsman Brems (Paul Bremner), or the uncanny synchronicity of the dual
drummers Greg and Brian, or even the angelic voices of Anmarie and Laura, but
its also the warmth and friendship that they share with the fans. And so it is
with great pleasure that we welcome this
If you’ve never seen IZZ perform live then plan to come and see what it is that would cause us to invite a group back for an unprecedented THIRD appearance. If you HAVE seen them, then you know what we’re talking about.