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The Weeley Festival.
Clacton On Sea . Essex.
August 27th-29th 1971.

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     SIX people, one ideal. Two main influences, one result. The ideal is to make fine music. The influences are philosophy and rock. The result is fine magical rock music. For two years now, Quintessence have been together, with every inference that "together" has come to mean. Not a commune, nevertheless they are a spiritual community. In those two years they have made three tremendous albums for Island Records, toured every country in continental Europe, and established themselves as one of the most exciting live acts to emerge in ages. Add all these things have occurred despite predictions from those who are supposed to know the fickle business of entertainment that it would never work. You can't, they said smugly, marry religion and rock, no matter how sincere the band may be.

RAJA RAM:flute, percussion, SHIVA:Vocals, keyboards, percussion, ALLAN:Lead guitar, JAKE:Drums, SHAMBU:Bass: MAHA DEV:Rhythm guitar.

Paul Brett's Sage

    IN THESE days of so called. 'heavy' groups playing at a deafening level and having expressionless faces , it's a change to hear and see Paul Brett's Sage. This four-piece group, formed by singer/composer/guitarist/ pianist Paul Brett in 1970, is mainly acoustic and believes very much in entertaining the audience, both musically and visually .

    On recordings the group sound softer and often records with a string quartet. However, because of their acoustic nature the numbers performed on stage tend to be heavier, incorporating the use of visual effects. . In time Paul hopes to have a string quartet on all of the groups gigs.

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