8 December 2011
WHAT COULD BE NICER...?
We are really chuffed to have been given an award by The Hairy Network. We like to think it is our longevity, gravitas and commitment to always giving our best. But it’s probably another reference to waistline... Below is our commendation. (Full Awards details here >>).
Stout Yeomen of Prog Award: Credo
Having seen them twice and heard their excellent Against All Reason album, bands like Credo are the backbone of British prog. They played in front of a criminally small audience at the Peel earlier this year and then stepped in at very short notice to feature on the bill at Summer’s End. On both occasions, they were entertaining and prolific musically. And when larger than life frontman Mark Colton sings angry, you had better believe it!
9 January 2012
NEW GIGS AND OTHER STUFF
JANUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER
February tour announcement; other gig and album news; Mike’s forthcoming new release with Landmarq...
11 January 2012
STARING AT THE SUN HITS NO.1
EKR 2011 POLL ANNOUNCED
We are dead chuffed to have been voted the best song of 2011 for Staring at the Sun, the lead track from Against Reason, by European Klassic Rock. Thanks to all EKR listeners for their votes which are much appreciated! Read the full Top 100 results here >>
CREDO are sad to announce that Martin Meads our great drummer and friend has left CREDO with immediate effect. Martin has been with the band since May 1998 and has been a major part of the CREDO story.
Martin is an amazingly talented drummer, and this is recognised by a number of other bands that Martin plays with, which ultimately has meant he is unable to fulfil the levels of commitment that we all agree CREDO needs in the coming months and years. 2011 was an amazing year in the world of CREDO, with the success of AGAINST REASON and headline tours in the UK & Europe.
Martin is a great guy, an amazing drummer and a colleague we are all proud to have played with, and it goes without saying, we wish him all the best for the future.
Jim Murdoch, Mark Colton, Mike Varty & Tim Birrell
23 April 2012
CREDO PRESS RELEASE
SAD FAREWELL TO MARTIN
CREDO are very pleased to welcome new drummer Gerald (“Mully”) Mulligan.
Mully is that very rare breed of drummer whose power and precision are only exceeded by his sensitivity and ability to change the mood as only a true master musician can; and we are delighted that he has joined us.
And come and welcome him for yourself at his first gig with us on 15 July at Bilston>>
08 July 2012
CREDO PRESS RELEASE
WARM WELCOME FOR NEW DRUMMER
STATEMENT FROM MARK
It is with a heavy heart that I have to apologise to all of you who were hoping to see us perform at the Y Prog show this year, I especially want to apologise to Kris Hudson-Lee who has done such a great job pulling together the line-up.
Life in a band that isn’t your full time job, at the age we all are, isn’t always the easiest thing. We accepted the gig in good faith and were excited about the opportunity. We knew that we had an issue with the availability of one of the guys pretty much immediately, yet we believed we had found the PERFECT dep, and believe me, you would have all loved to have seen him in the band….
At this point and until last weekend it wasn’t an issue. Obviously, as you will be aware from reading this, things have not worked out the way we all believed they would have, as the dep is now unable to perform on the date of the show due to circumstances beyond their control.
I was naive in thinking that a simple apology to Kris would suffice, however as this is the first time we have ever found ourselves in this position, and I am sure you will understand that I wanted to ensure that neither Kris, the Dep or the members of CREDO were compromised or put in an embarrassing situation, so if a mistake was made, it was an “Honest” mistake.
If there was any way we could have done the show we would have been there, I promise, once again, please accept my deepest and sincerest apologies and I hope you all enjoy the festival.
On behalf of Tim, Jim, Mike, Mully and Mark - CREDO
24 February 2013
CREDO SADLY HAVE TO PULL OUT OF Y-PROG
Well we needed something to cheer us up and this certainly did the trick! Mike is dead chuffed with his CRS best keyboard player award presented by Bob Harris on Saturday 23rd February, for his work with Credo as well as Landmarq, DeeExpus and Mick Pointer’s Script. He was very honoured and surprised (although we all know he shouldn’t be, it is very well-deserved!). You can check out all-things-Mike now on his new Facebook page Mike Varty Music.
24 February 2013
MIKE WINS CRS BEST KEYBOARD PLAYER AWARD!!
Despite the freezing temperatures,we had a great time opening the Hard Rock Hell Festival on 6 April.
Check out this interview with Mark recorded after the gig.
FREEZING OUR NUTS OFF AT HRH PROG
We are delighted to announce that, having been our of print for two years, our classic album Rhetoric is now available again. The re-release also includes a bonus track- a demo mix of Skintrade, mixed by our very own Mike Varty.
Rhetoric was consistently voted as one of the top Prog albums of the noughties in a number of key polls and earned fabulous reviews from around the world. CD Details, reviews and more on the Rhetoric page>>
RE-RELEASE OF RHETORIC
Credo on the challenges of living in the real world in a new interview just published by Raw Ramp. Read it here>>
WE USED TO SHIT OURSELVES EVERY TIME MARK TURNED UP WITH A NEW GIRLFRIEND…
CREDO TO PLAY SHORT UK TOUR AHEAD OF SUMMER’S END FESTIVAL SEPT/OCT 2015
We are really pleased and honoured to have been asked to make a very welcome return to this year’s Summer’s End Festival, to be held in Chepstow 2-4th October 2015. This will be our third appearance at this now legendary festival, following the great time we had in 2006 and 2011. Expect our own brand of entertainment, plus a few surprises!
Ahead of the festival, we are playing a short UK tour in September, taking in London, Leicester and Southampton, with support from 3rd Degree and Introitus. Details>>
GREAT RECEPTION AT ARTROCK FESTIVAL IV
ON 3 APRIL
This was a great festival well run by our good friend Uwe Trietinger in Reichenbach, and Credo's first gig here - and indeed our first gig of 2016. Having arrived close-by the night before we attempted to avoid the stress of rushing into the venue at the last moment, but somehow we still ended up in a last minute hurry. That's the excitement of festivals for you :) The crowd were awesome and we would say we had one of our best gigs ever, with everyone pushing hard to get the venue rocking. And rock it did judging by the crowd we were talking to afterwards. Many thanks to all those people who came to say they enjoyed the show, that's what its all about!