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I just found this group today. The name seems like it'd be some supergroup, and maybe it is, but I didn't recognize any of the names. This

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvHmqY1A37g

is the only song I've heard so far, but based on it alone, I feel like I'll really enjoy their material. They're definitely a progressive rock band, but they've got a really smooth sound. The singer's got a great tone and the melodies are lovely, plus this song features a saxophone pretty much throughout, and it melds really well with the other instruments. The instrumental sections are definitely there, like you'd expect from a prog band, but they never push the soloing too far and it all comes together really well.

Anyway, this apparently came out in 2014, so maybe everybody already knows about this group and I'm years behind like normal, but if you haven't heard of them, I'd recommend giving this song a try.
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Re: United Progressive Fraternity (Better than the name implies)
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 05:55:12 PM »
They played RoSFest (or at least, some bastardization of the band) 15 months ago. Excellent stuff. Very much a Flower Kings vibe. You should check out Southern Empire - some of the same band members, iirc.
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Re: United Progressive Fraternity (Better than the name implies)
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 06:34:41 PM »
That song was pretty good.

Definitely not a good band name, and from the looks of it, they have just the one album.

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Re: United Progressive Fraternity (Better than the name implies)
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 06:52:26 PM »
They played RoSFest (or at least, some bastardization of the band) 15 months ago. Excellent stuff. Very much a Flower Kings vibe. You should check out Southern Empire - some of the same band members, iirc.

I remember them. They were pretty good live. Day 3 sucked except forThe Fierce & The Deas, which you missed. They were great live.
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Re: United Progressive Fraternity (Better than the name implies)
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 07:33:18 PM »
They played RoSFest (or at least, some bastardization of the band) 15 months ago. Excellent stuff. Very much a Flower Kings vibe. You should check out Southern Empire - some of the same band members, iirc.

Oh, interesting, I'll definitely check them out!
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Re: United Progressive Fraternity (Better than the name implies)
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 11:27:29 AM »
The German Steven Wilson (Marek Arnold) kinda saves the album.  :hat
 
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Re: United Progressive Fraternity (Better than the name implies)
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2018, 07:25:27 AM »
Ah yes, the other group formed from the ashes of Unitopia. Sean Timms, the keyboardist, formed Southern Empire, and Mark Trueack, the singer, formed United Progressive Fraternity. UPF only have the one album so far. Southern Empire release their second tomorrow.
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Re: United Progressive Fraternity (Better than the name implies)
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2018, 12:34:51 PM »
Unit-DB at RoSfest was an amazing surprise that I loved.
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