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“Credo continues the tradition of Sunday morning bands kicking ass”


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COMMENTS ON THE SHOW


Credo - kicked off Sunday morning in a neat way. Vocals a bit poor in the mix while playing, but the music, the lyrics and the vocalists talking in between tunes all were stellar, the band got crowd ovations and everyone I talked to thought it was an amazing show. Second best concert of this weekend for me. And this band won themselves new fans by the bucketful this morning, the band are probably busy counting money from CD-sales still ;-)

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Credo was also a treat - enthusiastic, personable (a pleasure to converse briefly with Credo Man after sth show) and really tasteful guitar work - exceeding expectations.
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Credo -- Sunday morning is a tough slot for obvious reasons (those damn moomin again). Credo did exactly what is necessary to win the crowd over. They played a high energy set with passion and humor. Although one can complain (as prog fans often do) they sound a lot like Mariliion, etc., and there is some similarity, that had no impact on the most important question: Did I enjoy the show? Absolutely.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Unfortunately, Tess and I missed Credo on Sunday morning, as we were both "toast" from the night before; I'm kicking myself that we did, because I heard they were amazing.
 

So, who do you think we strike up a conversation with as we checked out of the hotel today? The drummer for Credo, LOL! Really nice dude, we even apologized for missing their set and told him everyone was extremely impressed with their gig.

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absolutely a great set! I wasn't familiar with anything from them except one tune. Maybe it was a sample.
BUT, the one that moved me was The Letter by Credo. It was like a chill and the hair on my arms stood on end
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Credo was awesome Sunday morning. They put on a very good performance and really got the sleepy 11AM crowd into it with some humor.

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Other highlights where the friendly and amusing Credo putting on a great performance in the slot that demands a high standard, my wife's favorite band of the weekend with the her "sounds like Marillion" comment, to me I can see the similarities but was amply unique enough for me to make it not a turn off.

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Credo were simply impeccable. Crunchy prog, an awesome singer with much passion and a fabulous sense of humour. Great harmonies, a very tight band. Sensational band! Credo Man, you rock!!!
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They simple blew everyone's socks off yesterday morning, and for the first time I can remember, I was so happy for a band that tears welled up when I saw their amazed and elated reaction to the crowd.

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My vote for the single most riveting performer: Patrik Lundstrom of Ritual followed by Mark Colton of Credo.

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Overall probably the best Rosfest so far. The way I see it is Wishbone Ash and RPWL were the best acts. Right behind them were Credo, Blind Ego, GPS, Crack The Sky and Black Bonzo. All 7 of these acts were really very good with Credo's fontman Mark being the best talking to the audience guy.

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Credo did exactly what is necessary to win the crowd over. They played a high energy set with passion and humor .... Great bunch of lads, too.

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Highlights for me were Ritual (literally made this old fart cry) and Credo. Those guys have been treading the boards for ages and to see them get a reception like they did was really terrific.

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Credo - Another fabulous wake up set! Credo Man, Mark was a riot on stage and totally won the crowd over with his stories before we even had the chance to enjoy the Rhetoric tracks. Loved the story about his son asking why a fan shot John Lennon and Mark explained that the fan shot John because he liked his music and Mark's son replied,"Daddy, I hope they don't like you in America." Kudos to Credo. Hope to see you back in the States soon.

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Credo What a nice surprise!!! These guys are awesome, as well as humorous!! 

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CREDO -Their set itself was a decent performance of their decidedly Marillion inspired material, but Credo had such a likable attitude that they got they crowd on their side from the beginning. The singer was hilarious and they seemed beyond excited to be there. Reminds you that in such a small world as prog is, the artists really are appreciative of the support they get.

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I wasn't there on Friday or Saturday (CIRCA was the first band I saw) and other than CTS, Credo was by far my pick for best band of RF. What a great set. Black Bonzo was also excellent.

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Given the ROSfest tradition of having an energetic band open the day on Sunday, I was not surprised that Credo put on such a great show. Their front man was funny and engaging and the music was played with enthusiasm and great chops. I had already bought their album based on the strength of the one song I'd heard from them, and I'm glad I didn't have to stand in their huge merch line after the show. My second favorite act of the weekend, behind Ritual. They played all of the Rhetoric album and announced that it was the last time they'd be doing that, so we were a part of history, of sorts.
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I think most will agree that Ritual and Credo stood out while Circa: had problems with their mix/volume.

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I too, was pleasantly surprised by Credo. Great bunch of guys, and their set was very good.

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Andy, Guthrie Govan of GPS, and Tim Birrell of Credo probably had the best sound of all the guitarists at ROSFest.
Tim played a Paul Reed Smith guitar through a small Mesa/Boogie amp.
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Excellent, excellent set!! It was also great hanging with some of you on Sat nite outside the Keswick as you were reacting to the list of upcoming bands
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Boy George? Englebert Humperdink? CREDO!!!!
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Loved Credo and Circa the most, and Blind Ego as well.

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Credo was tremendous and the CD I bought there is just as good if not better because the production is awesome. The vocals are clearer on the CD.

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I had their cd for a while now and I play it regularly. I loved that they played the entire cd. And that "little rocking troll" (Mark's words) was their secret weapon. They had the best song of the weekend: "The Letter"

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