Riverside Keith Semple of The Cyberiam
On this North American tour Riverside are celebrating their 20th anniversary!
Throughout these 20 years, this Warsaw based Polish band has released seven studio albums, a few live ones, and two mini albums. Their music, inspired by Pink Floyd, Rush, and Porcupine Tree, has evolved towards their own characteristic, recognisable style. The leader of Riverside, Mariusz Duda, writes about loneliness, fighting depression, and trying to survive in an ever changing world.
The band are also known for their charismatic concerts, of which they have played many hundreds – in Europe, and both Americas. Their eighth studio album is scheduled for Autumn 2022. To fill the gap they have released a new song: Riverside – The Story of my Dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s7fedFOP88
Keith Semple of The Cyberiam will do an unplugged performance supporting Riverside.
Keith Semple (Vocals, Guitar) has been performing professionally since the ripe old age of 16. He has toured the world, playing in prestigious venues like London’s Royal Albert Hall and O2 Arena, as well as opening for Bon Jovi and Kid Rock at Soldier’s Field. His first love has always been progressive rock and he put together The Cyberiam in 2016 after meeting fellow band mate, Frank Lucas (keyboards) at a Dream Theater performance in Chicago.
The band have created their own unique brand of hard/heavy progressive rock. They have been described as “heavy, atmospheric prog with a good melodic and pop sensibility”. Their self-titled debut album and stunning live shows have them rapidly building a rabid following. Since the debut album, the band has been extremely busy creating a full live Blu Ray DVD, an epic 21+ minute EP, a live album recorded at their groundbreaking performance for Progstock 2019 and the brand new album “Connected” just released in late 2021.
Receiving many great reviews like:
“The Cyberiam channeled influences such as Dream Theater, Tool, and Porcupine Tree into wildly tight, dynamic, and gripping compositions … their sophisticated, slightly futuristic pop/rock odes of social commentary. They definitely deserve to be a household name for prog enthusiasts” ~ The Prog Report