Splintering Heart – A tribute to Marillion
Splintering Heart pay homage to the type of set you’d experience if you were to see Marillion on tour, today.
We cover the rich vein of music created during the past 30+ years – everything from Seasons End and Holidays in Eden, through Brave to F.E.A.R. and AHBID – plus the Fish-era hits that the band still play live. If you love Marillion, we know you’ll love our set.
We kicked this project off in 2019 and like so many other hard-working bands, we were hit by the pandemic but it’s given us the time to put together a top band and a cracking live show. All the musicians come from various backgrounds in the music industry and have all played professionally both touring and studio work with their own bands and name artists.
Rich Harding has sung with Marillion and with Steve Rothery as guest with his other project based in Norway.
We’re Marillion fans first and foremost, and we hope you’ll join us to share our love of this band’s amazing work, which very definitely didn’t stop in 1989.
LEAD VOCALS, KEYBOARD, GUITAR Rich has spent the best part of forty years fronting original material bands, from All Night Chemists to Twisted to Also Eden, but has had a sideline for half of that time singing for Marillion tribute bands, in the UK, Netherlands and Norway.
Dave, was the catalyst for Splintering Heart. Best known as the lead guitarist for 25 years in the successful Pink Floyd tribute Perfect Alibi. Now enjoying the transition from the David Gilmour to Steve Rothery playing style. A well seasoned musician both live and in the studio.
Rob has many years of both live concert and studio recording experience in the UK and Europe and has toured with Magnum and Steve Harris’s British Lion. He also recorded a live performance for the BBC’s Tommy Vance show. Rob has also guested on several prog rock albums and is also a founding member of Multi Story.
BASS, BASS PEDALS,BACKING VOCALS
Dave’s career has seen many years as a live and studio musician in the UK and Europe. He has gigged extensively in rock, prog and indie bands and has played with artists as diverse as ERA, Phil Collins and the New Forbidden, featuring Loyd Grossman.
In the last twenty years Luigi has played in various original music, covers and function bands, covering a wide range of styles. Recently he’s been touring and recording with folk fusion group Lost Revellers, as well as exploring the world of tribute bands. He runs a drum studio for teaching and recording, collaborating on diverse artistic and commercial projects.