The John Irvine Band was formed in the summer of 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland by the composer/guitarist John Irvine.
The band has released four critically acclaimed CDs of Jazz-Rock music, ‘Wait & See’ (2011), ‘Next Stop’ (2013), ‘Metaphysical Attractions’ (2018) and ‘The Machinery Of The Heavens’ (2020).
All four albums have received plaudits from many magazines and websites, and several tracks have been played on internet and terra firma radio stations, such as: The Prog Rock Palace, Xymphonia, El Ritorno Del Gigante, Canvas Prog Hour, Friday Night Progressive and many more. ‘Metaphysical Attractions’ was awarded 3rd place in the Fusion category in the 2019 Friday Night Progressive ‘IndeProg’ awards.
Both ‘Wait & See’ and ‘Next Stop’ were recorded with the same band lineup: John Irvine: Guitars, Keyboards, Alan Emslie: Drums, Percussion and Doug Kemp: Bass. ‘Metaphysical Attractions’ features a new line-up: Rich Kass on Drums, Rob Ironside on Sax and Gwen Kelso on flute. The fourth album ‘The Machinery Of The Heavens’ features the ‘DUO’ lineup of John Irvine and renowned Scottish drummer Rich Kass.