RANESTRANE- CONCERTO ANNULLATO: Evento musica progressiva il 23 Maggio 2020


Evento musica progressiva

Born in 1998, the Italian rock band RanestRane (that means “Strange Frogs”) stands out in the Italian rock prog scene thanks to its live performances, named as “CineConcert”: the band composes and performs original lyrics and music, blending them with short excerpts from a movie, projected in the background. The original score is almost entirely replaced by the new soundtrack.
The project is neither a merely live sonorization, nor a simple projection with a sync sound. The band aims to re-elaborate the art film, in order to lead audience to think that the movie has been written to accompany the music and not viceversa.
Concept albums so conceived turn into real Rock Operas. The vocal parts featuring original lyrics are intertwined with fragments of the film dialogues, thereby enriching the script and serving as narrative backdrop to explore new viewpoints. RanestRane thus create a new approach to the way spectators experience the film screening.

In 2007, RanestRane released their debut album, Nosferatu, inspired by the cult movie Nosferatu the Vampyre by W. Herzog, receiving rave reviews from the critics.

In 2011, the band brought out its second album, based on The Shining by Stanley Kubrick, characterized by psychedelic atmospherics while alterning vocal and instrumental parts, as typical of RanestRane’s work.

In November 2013, A Space Odyssey – part one – Monolith was released. The album features guest appearances from Steve Rothery and Steve Hogarth, guitarist and frontman of Marillion respectively. The occasion arose in 2012, during the annual The Web Italy Convention (the meeting of the Italian fans of Marillion), when RanestRane performed a preview of the album and played some songs from the Marillion repertoire together with Steve Rothery. Monolith is the first part of a trilogy, inspired by the Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey.

In the same year RanestRane played at the Italian Prog Rock Festival in Japan together with the guitar player Enzo Vita, accompanied by a string octect orchestra. It was the first live performance of the seminal symphonic rock album Contaminazione (originally released in 1973 by “Il Rovescio della Medaglia” - RDM) in its entirety. The recording of the concert has been released in 2014 as Live in Tokyo.

In 2014, RanestRane was the support band on the Steve Rothery Band’s European Tour. On February 5th, 2015 Monolith in Rome - A Space Odyssey Live has been released on DVD and CD, filmed and recorded in Rome at Crossroads Live Club, featuring Steve Rothery.

In March 2015 RanestRane performed on the prestigious stage of the Marillion Weekend in the Netherlands, playing to an audience of 3,000 people.

In September 2015 the band played with Steve Hogarth in Rome, performing acoustic arrangements of Marillion’s classics as well as of Hogarth’s repertoire of songs. The event formed part of the H natural 2015 Christmas Tour.
On December 12th, 2016, the movie of the concert has been released on DVD as Friends, Romans: H Natural with RanestRane. On February 2017, a live cd has been released, too.

A Space Odyssey – part two – H.A.L. has been released on November 16th, 2015. RanestRane toured in support of the album starting on November 27th, playing in Italy, Germany, Denmark and in the Netherlands.
2015 / 2016 H.A.L. EUROPEAN TOUR
RanestRane performs the new album around the Europe : Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, England

2017 The Cinematic Shows Tour
RanestRane performs the best of their works around the Europe : Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, England
October 2017 RanestRane perform the opening act during the Marillion Japanese Tour

2018 The third part of A Space Odyssey’s trilogy is Starchild – Final part, has been released in 2018. This album too features guest appearances from Steve Rothery and Steve Hogarth from Marillion.

2018 Starchild tour (The 20th Anniversary Across Europe)
RanestRane performs the new album around the Europe Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, England

May 2018 RanestRane WEEKEND : A three –day meeting with fans dedicated to RanestRane works, during theese days the band performs different gigs spending a loto f time with people from al lover the world . The first RanestRane Weekend was on 4th-6th May 2018 in Cervia (Italy) to celebrate the 20th Anniversary…Next Ranestrane Weekend will take place on 8th-10th May in Cervia (Italy)

September 2018 : Ranestrane perform at the Veruno 2Days Prog Festival, the most important Italian Prog Festival , sarin the stage with major European Prog Bands.

On 21st of July 2019 the Band performs at The Night of the Prog Festival at Loreley Amphitheater . The Loreley Amphitheater is a UNESCO World Heritage and holds legendary ROCKPALAST shows in the 70s and 80s. On the hill of the River Rhine, it is located between Frankfurt and Cologne in Germany. Since 2006 the Night of the Prog Festival is happening at the legendary rock .

2019 The new RanestRane project is :
THE WALL - Il Cineconcerto
Alan Parker's film is exactly what inspired the band - over 20 years ago - to embark on an original and multimedia journey into the contemporary rock scene. From November 2019 will start the first tranche of the tour that will touch some Italian cities, and then land across Europe in May 2020. in 2019 we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Pink Floyd album "The Wall". It is an honor for the Italian Band to pay tribute to this masterpiece .The Ranestranes' personal reinterpretation of the original Pink Floyd soundtrack of the movie and original music will be accompanied by a complete synchronization with the film, to create what is now the "brand" of the Ranestranes: the Cineconcerto, a unique show of its kind.

RanestRane are:
Daniele Pomo – vocals, drums & percussions
Riccardo Romano – keyboards, harp & backing vocals
Maurizio Meo – bass & double bass
Massimo Pomo – acoustic & electric guitars