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Lift To Experience Return To Stage
Christian Eede , March 8th, 2016 16:17

Band announce first live show in 15 years

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Josh T. Pearson's Lift To Experience have announced their first live show in 15 years and it will take place this June at London's Southbank Centre as part of Guy Garvey's Meltdown.

The cult band, made up of Josh T. Pearson, Andy “The Boy” Young and Josh “The Bear” Browning, will reunite for an exclusive one-off show as part of the festival. The band will also mark the 15th anniversary of the release of their double concept album The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads with a re-release of the album later this year via Mute. The band formed in 1996 and informally disbanded early last decade. You can check out a Peel Session version of ‘Falling From Cloud 9’ from the band above.

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Mar 12, 2016 4:38pm

What fantastic news!! I saw the band following a brilliant review of The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads in Mojo. They played at The Louisiana in Bristol, so I took my son with me to see the gig. When we arrived, the band were sat down at the bar having finished their pre-gig meal. Everyone was looking at them (or more likely Josh T Pearson and his battered hat), but not making any contact with them. I still can't believe it but I went over and introduced myself and my son. Anyway, we ended up sharing the table with them and discussing our favourite guitarists. Naturally, Jimi Hendrix came up. Back to the gig, though. The venue was quite a small, intimate room above the pub, with a healthy gathering of people who had come to see this band. The gig was possibly one of the most powerful I have ever seen - even to this date. The playing of all three members was phenomenal - so much strength in all areas. But of course, the guitar work of Josh T Pearson was truly heavenly! It sounded like music from the gods - it really did. I've seen many gigs in my time but this one left me speechless and blown away. My son and I had never seen or heard anything as powerful as Lift To Experience that night. They came to The Fleece in Bristol and The Barfly in Cardiff later, after getting brilliant reviews in the music press. Each time I got to meet the band before the gig. They were extremely friendly and extremely polite to boot, even signing my copy of the CD and their poster for the gig. And of course, the music was outstanding. It's been a long time, but for me this is a dream reunion. So I simply can't wait for this gig!!

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