The members of Fanfare were shocked and saddened by the tragic passing of Keith Emerson on March 11th. He was true pioneer in music who tore down boundaries between rock, classical, jazz and electronic music to help craft a new musical landscape that became known as progressive rock. An incredible songwriter, gifted musician and an awe inspiring performer. One of a kind, and a long time musical hero of ours. We love playing his music because it is so challenging and so rewarding. He will be missed. RIP.
More footage of Fanfare tearing it up at the RoSfest 2015 after-party. A big “thank you” goes out to the folks who shot these videos and uploaded them for all to see. It was quite a night, and we’re glad to have some momentos to remember it by. By all means, keep ’em coming!
The Midlothian show ended up taking place smack dab in the middle of a snow storm. We were wondering who would be crazy enough to venture out into the nastiness to catch the show. As it turns out, a good many of you were just crazy enough. You guys were AWESOME!
A fantastic turnout caught a great opening set from Sonus Umbra, followed by the first Fanfare show in over a year. Our first ever playing of the entire Karn Evil 9 suite was a highlight.
Thank you for supporting Chicago prog rock, and we hope everybody made it home safely. Stay warm, and stay tuned for more show announcements…
Welcome to the Fanfare web site, from Bill, Brian, Luis, Roey and Tim!