Southampton Music Venue & Comedy Club - The Attic

Nine Skies - The Lightmaker UK Tour - Wednesday 6th March 2024

Nine Skies - The Lightmaker UK Tour - Wednesday 6th March 2024

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Nine Skies: The Lightmaker UK Tour at The Attic, Southampton's Live Music Venue


Nine Skies is a French progressive rock band inspired by many influences : rock, pop, progressive, jazz ...

The debut album “Return Home” was released on the 30th November 2017, following by a special edition on the 15th September 2018.

This album relates, through the eyes of the protagonist, the lives of different characters from a contemporary big city. Sometimes metaphorical, sometimes particularly realistic, these different existences show the absurdities of our current world and the way we learn to live with our sufferings. The diversity of the bands influences allows to express various
feelings while preserving the coherence of this modern musical tale.

The second album “Sweetheart Grips” is released since the 1st of October 2019. Aliénor Favier (vocals) joined the band to record this opus.

This is a double albu with amazing guests : Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett, Frost ...), Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon ...), Dave Foster (Steve Rothery Band, Dave Foster Band,
Panic Room, Mr. So&So ...),
Riccardo Romano (Ranestrane, Riccardo Romano Land, Steve Rothery Band ...), Pat Sanders (Drifting Sun) and Johnny Marter (SAS Band, Marillion and many others).

This title refers to the practice dating back to the Second World War, when soldiers were known to take precious family photos (and Pinup Girl photos) and put them under clear grips on their 1911 pistols, called ’Sweetheart Grips’. Many of the grips were made from pieces of broken plastic windows from bombers.

The album highlights the memories and feelings of a young soldier exposed to a post-traumatic syndrome, bringing out the paradox between the obvious violence of the war and the underlying humanity buried in each of us.

The proceeds from the sales of the album go towards « Ian's Chain » charity, to raise awareness of suicide prevention and those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

The “Live @ Prog en Beauce” was released the 4th June 2021.
This digipack edition with a live sound recording remastered by Alexandre Lamia is a great way to discover or revive the concert of the 26
th October 2019 !

“5.20” was released since on June 4th 2021.
Achraf El Asraoui joins the band to record this new album. It is an acoustic opus including a string quatuor.
Steve Hackett (Genesis, Steve Hackett Band...), John Hackett and Damian Wilson (Arena, Ayreon, Threshold, Adam Wakeman, Headspace...) are featuring on it.

The personal poetry of this album conjures up a dream beyond various horizons.
This acoustic and very intimate opus takes us on a journey using the spellbinding charm of the string quartet, from the captivating melodies to mysterious and more introspective overtones of the album.
Each moment suggests a reflection on both a universally human context and the emotional part specific to all of us: a renewed musical experience that gets more enriched with every listening of the album.

A special edition is released on May, 2nd 2022, including a CD and a DVD : 5 bonus tracks on the CD and the 5.20 recording documentary + 2 livrestream video on the DVD. This double digipack also includes an alternative artwork and a 12 pages booklet.

The new album is released since September 18th, 2023. 'The Lightmaker' tells the story of Rudy, who is now living his 1001st and final life. The album retraces some of his existences through the view of several characters and the introspection of these various incarnations which undoubdtedly encourage reflection on the human condition.

Marco Minnemann, Adam Holzman, John Mitchell, Kristoffer Gildenlöw, Riccardo Romano, Martin Wilson, Charlie Bramald, Arnaud Quevedo & Laura Piazzai have been announced as guests on the album.

Alexandre Lamia: Guitars
Anne-Claire Rallo: Keyboards
Charlie Bramald: Vocals
David Darnaud: Guitars
Alexis Bietti: Bass
Léo Lebrun: Keyboards
Johnny Marter: Drums


With support

Ruby Dawn 




Early bird tickets starting from £10 in advance online. Or £12 at the door, if still available.

7pm we open the doors for our Southampton live music venue, at the legendary licensed bar. Ready for the show starting at 7:30pm.

If the event doesn't go ahead, you will receive a full refund.
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