Interview with Matthew Cohen Of The Reasoning

Written by on May 2, 2014

Leamington’s Assembly will hold court to music and auctions for charity on the 18th May.
We speak with Matthew of the band The Reasoning – Founded in 2005, Cardiff based rock band The Reasoning is fronted by multiple award winning vocalist Rachel Cohen; and their impressive line-up features Matthew Cohen (bass), Jake Bradford-Sharp (drums), Keith Hawkins (guitars), and Robert Gerrard (keyboards/backing vocals).

The band’s 2006 debut album Awakening, which boasts a guest appearance from Marillion’s Steve Rothery, garnered worldwide critical acclaim, whilst its successor Dark Angel, released in 2008, continued to expand the band’s rapidly widening international fan base, and saw them firmly established for their breath-taking live performances. In 2009, The Reasoning’s first single – a cover version of the Duran Duran classic The Chauffeur – peaked at #2 in the Amazon Download Chart, and Adverse Camber, their third studio album, (April 2010) was commended for demonstrating a new confidence and maturity in the band’s style and approach. This was recognised in the 2010 Prog magazine readers’ poll, in which the band were nominated in three separate categories.
Responding to public demand, Acoustically Speaking, an album featuring luscious acoustic re-workings of audience favourites was released later that same year, followed by a four-track EP of new material, entitled And Another Thing……. in spring 2012.
Gig – Alongside Arena, Touchstone and The Reasoning, we are very excited to announce that the wonderful Heather Findlay, Matt Stevens (Fierce & The Dead, solo artist) and Alan Reed (ex Pallas, solo artist) will be performing.
An auction will take place during the evening with items available from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, The Darkness, Marillion, Roger Dean, Rush, Pendragon and many more. Head auctioneer will be non other than Prog editor, the one and only, Jerry Ewing.
Pick up tori ticket and help raise awareness for three charities including – Cancer Research UK, Brain Tumour Research and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. With 100% of all monies made including bar profits will be donated to the charities

Rob Reed (Magenta, Kompendium, Chimpan A) will be playing a very special set too. The format in which Rob will perform is still to be determined but, we are just so pleased to have him on the bill especially as Magenta were / are part of the original Trinity lineup. Lost In Vegas complete the line up for the day, a one day charity festival like no other and we promise the 18th May will be a day to remember. A Trinity Live website is where you can find up to the minute information and there is now a Facebook page where you can also buy tickets Please visit, like and add a comment if you could.

Reporter: @lianekate

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