Mostly Autumn are an English rock band formed in 1995 and have built their reputation through constant touring, never signing to a major label. They produce music heavily influenced by 1970s progressive rock; according to the BBC, Mostly Autumn “fuse the music of Genesis and Pink Floyd with Celtic themes, hard rock and strong, emotional melodies”. They have also been compared with other progressive bands such as Jethro Tull and Camel, blended with traditional folk music. They are currently in the studio (November 2018) recording their latest album: White Rainbow.
Winners of Best Track 2017 (Sight of Day) and best female vocalist 2017 (Olivia Sparnenn-Josh) in the CRS awards 2017, Mostly Autumn have built their fan base through the old-fashioned, but highly effective, way of playing live at every opportunity. Counted amongst the top 100 best prog bands of all time, their musical palette is diverse and while they draw on influences from the golden age of seventies’ rock, they have developed their own unique sound and style that both captures some of the essence of that heady era and yet looks forward into the future.
Mostly Autumn consist of Bryan Josh (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Iain Jennings (keyboards, backing vocals), Angela Gordon (flutes, keyboards, recorders, whistles, percussion, backing vocals), Andy Smith (bass), Olivia Sparnenn-Josh (vocals, percussion), Chris Johnson (rhythm and acoustic guitars, keyboards, vocals) and Henry Rogers (drums).