Grantham band Rhesus Gene is recording an album of 22 tracks called Trojan.
Led by guitarist Dan Greene, the band is recording its second album at Shane Cattermole’s recording studio in Alma Park. Trojan is a follow-up to last year’s Centurion album. The band also has two EPs and a live album to its credit.
Centurion attracted interest from regional radio stations but was also played across the world in America, Australia and across Europe.
Dan, 31, doesn’t like to put a category on the music but says: “ A lot of people say it’s acoustic folk rock and I am happy with that. That is how it has evolved. “
And on the new album Dan says: “It is a monster of an album but it does not overstay its welcome.”
All the songs were written specifically for this album and it has a theme which Dan says is on a par with the works of JRR Tolkein.
Also working on the album are local musicians Josh Scott on lead guitar, Tim Hall on keyboards/piano and Shane Cattermole on bass guitar,
A single called “In Excelsis” will soon be available to download completely free (for a limited time) from Rhesus Gene’s own Soundcloud page, https://soundcloud.com/rhesus-gene
Dan adds: “I don’t play music with the hope of becoming famous or making money. I do it because I love music. It’s nice when people listen to it and leave nice comments.”
The new album is due for release in the new year and the single before Christmas. Check out Rhesus Gene on YouTube.