Local Spotlight: 1974

Hailing from Newington, Connecticut, 1974 is a five-piece progressive rock band that conjures up massive and powerful emanations of a bygone era. Since 2007, the band has been awing audiences with punchy guitar riffs, rich vocal harmonies, and high-energy stage shows. The band consists of the dramatic Mike Forgette on guitar, the pony-tailed Tim Moore on drums, the bombastic Gary Dionne on bass, the reserved Adam Clymer on guitar, and the unassuming Parker Hu on keys.


Citing influences from bands such as Yes, Rush and Jethro Tull, it’s easy to see why 1974’s sound has been referred to as "unashamed early prog worship" (Hartford Advocate). But though the band skillfully composes complex time signatures and dramatic riffs, the music is sweetened by layers of catchy melodies that evoke a more contemporary sound. The interwoven styles of rock, pop, and other eclectic influences are what set 1974’s music apart.


1974 takes on the WORLD FAMOUS lightning round!  See how they did below! 


We were so lucky 1974 brought their guitars and played their single off their latest album 'Swan Song For The Enemy'


On stage, the personalities of 1974 meld into an energetic spectacle that is enthralling to watch. Off stage, the group is a close-knit group of friends that works tirelessly to grow as writers and performers. A band that never rests, 1974 is always looking to the next, bigger, original project.



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