Formed in 2005. Imploded in 2014. Ended 2015.

An experience, a journey, a battle, a live entity.

5 albums, 1 live album, 1 EP, 2 singles, 1 DVD.

And now this.

2019 : Re-Awakening

27/09/2019 – Cardiff, The Globe
28/09/2019 – London, The Borderline
29/09/2019 – Bilston, The Robin2

It is with much excitement we can announce that The Reasoning has reformed for some special one off shows in September 2019. Founder member Matthew Cohen (currently of Ghost Community), explains –

“It has been 3 long years since the band I formed back in 2005 imploded and eventually ended on 2nd March 2015. I had no alternative in the matter and therefore did not get a chance to say “Goodbye” to something that was a huge part of my life, for so many years. There was no goodbye opportunity either for the loyal and much respected fans, whose support was always so valuable, right from the start.

If I had known that the first Trinity concert was the last time I would play The Reasoning songs, I would have made contingency plans to make sure it continued uninterrupted.

It wasn’t until recently that the thought of bringing back these songs to the live stage even occurred to me. After much deliberation and consultation with trusted friends, I realised that the music The Reasoning created was very important to people, and united them on so many levels. The band and its music, to my genuine surprise, continues to receive genuine affection from a wide reach of people. I feel it is time to go and play these songs again, for the last time ever, so we can say a proper “au revoir”.

“What about the lineup?” I hear you say. Well, I can confirm that joining me on stage will be my old compadres and former Reasoning members, Jake Bradford-Sharp, Keith Hawkins and Robert Gerrard. As for the singers, I will be announcing them very soon. I can say however that there will be, one male singer and one female singer and, they are absolutely wonderful. You are in for a real treat.

So there you have it. That’s the news. The mini tour will be called – “Re-Awakening” and there will be just three dates, for which the venues and dates will be announced, very soon.

One final thing that must be addressed and understood, this IS a last “Hurrah”, the final “Goodbye”. I am not resurrecting this band to write new songs, record albums or, to do more tours. There will definitely be NO MORE Reasoning shows. We all have our main music priorities and as mentioned in the opening salvo of the news release, I and the boys would like the opportunity to close a chapter we weren’t allowed to close. This is our goodbye to the music and we so want you to come and share in this momentous occasion. It’s nothing without you all.

The View From Where I Stand Begins To Change…

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Albums

Awakening

First album, released in 2006
Featuring guest artist Steve Rothery (Marillion)

Available on iTunes

Dark Angel

Follow-up album released in 2008
to critical acclaim

Available on iTunes

Adverse Camber

Third Album released 2010
leading to three nominations in
Prog Magazine Readers’ Poll

Listen on Spotify

Acoustically Speaking

Fourth album, released in late 2010
features re-worked versions of several songs

Available on iTunes

And Another Thing

Four track EP of new material
released in 2012

Available on iTunes

Adventures in Neverland

Released on Cherry Red label
in late 2012

Available on iTunes

BIOGRAPHY

The band’s 2006 debut album Awakening, which boasts a guest appearance from Marillion’s Steve Rothery, garnered worldwide critical acclaim, whilst its successor Dark Angel, released in 2008, continued to expand the band’s rapidly widening international fan base, and saw them firmly established for their breath-taking live performances. In 2009, The Reasoning’s first single – a cover version of the Duran Duran classic The Chauffeur – peaked at #2 in the Amazon Download Chart, and Adverse Camber, their third studio album, (April 2010) was commended for demonstrating a new confidence and maturity in the band’s style and approach. This was recognised in the 2010 Prog magazine readers’ poll, in which the band were nominated in three separate categories.

Responding to public demand, Acoustically Speaking, an album featuring luscious acoustic re-workings of audience favourites was released later that same year, followed by a four-track EP of new material, entitled And Another Thing……. in spring 2012.

In early 2012, after several successful years on their own independent record label Comet Music, The Reasoning signed to Cherry Red Records subsidiary Esoteric/Antenna for a one-album worldwide deal. The resulting release, Adventures in Neverland, and its promotional tour were widely covered in the UK music press, and also significantly broadened the band’s international following. The band was nominated in the Best New Blood category at the much publicised Prog magazine awards that same year.

Equally innovative and productive both in the studio and on the road, The Reasoning have appeared at several high profile live music events, including the inaugural High Voltage festival in London in 2010 (a performance captured on DVD and released shortly afterwards), the USA Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest) in 2011, subsequently released as a live album entitled Live in the USA: The Bottle of Gettysburg, and a main-stage slot at the UK’s notorious HRH Prog festival in 2013. They have also opened a number of UK and European shows for rock icons Marillion, and toured the UK with FISH in 2008.

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3 days ago

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‪First rehearsals in 5 years now booked for June, in London. It’s getting real ⭐️🎸🥁✊🏻 xx #TheLastHurrah #Farewell #September2019 #TheViewFromWhereIStand #ReAwakening #GetYourTicketsNow #SayGoodBye #PartyTime

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‪First rehearsals in 5 years now booked for June, in London. It’s getting real ⭐️🎸🥁✊🏻 xx #TheLastHurrah #Farewell #September2019 #TheViewFromWhereIStand #ReAwakening #GetYourTicketsNow #SayGoodBye #PartyTime

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Great Memories.

Great to have you back guys from Awakening Savannah

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3 weeks ago

The Reasoning

‪A very Merry Christmas from us all. We are so looking forward to sharing good times in September. One final blow out, one last party. Thanks so much for all the positive support. Have the best of time this Xmas. Make every moment count. Love to you all. It’s a Re-Awakening ⭐️🤩❤️ xxxxxx‬ ... See MoreSee Less

‪A very Merry Christmas from us all. We are so looking forward to sharing good times in September. One final blow out, one last party. Thanks so much for all the positive support. Have the best of time this Xmas. Make every moment count. Love to you all. It’s a Re-Awakening ⭐️🤩❤️ xxxxxx‬

 

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Merry Christmas to you all.

1 month ago

The Reasoning

We thought we'd share this random memory from our dear friend, Doc Bob. This was at The Globe in Cardiff and the culprits were, Paul & Anne Quinton and Steve & Marie Rix. We are led to believe that the young "lady" was named, Vera. The mind boggles. Brilliant fun 🤩😂 xx #TheReasoning #TheLastHurrah #ReAwakening #TicketsOnSale #TR2019 #WeLivedALife #PhotosFromThePast ... See MoreSee Less

We thought wed share this random memory from our dear friend, Doc Bob. This was at The Globe in Cardiff and the culprits were, Paul & Anne Quinton and Steve & Marie Rix. We are led to believe that the young lady was named, Vera. The mind boggles. Brilliant fun 🤩😂 xx #TheReasoning #TheLastHurrah #ReAwakening #TicketsOnSale #TR2019 #WeLivedALife #PhotosFromThePast

 

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This photo doesn't show her best features🤭

2 months ago

The Reasoning

Morning all. I just wanted to share this memory. Late last night I was trying to find something for something else and came across, this little gem. It brought a load of memories flooding back. What an incredible experience playing The Colston Hall supporting Marillion, was. It was only our 3rd or 4th gig. The excitement, the size of the stage and audience, the tension, the release and the chasing of our van’s spare tyre down the road after the show. Madness. So lucky. Were any of you there in 2007? Have a great weekend. Matt ⭐️ xx #TheReasoning #TheLastHurrah #ReAwakening #TicketsOnSale #TR2019 #WeLivedALife #PhotosFromThePast

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Morning all. I just wanted to share this memory. Late last night I was trying to find something for something else and came across, this little gem. It brought a load of memories flooding back. What an incredible experience playing The Colston Hall supporting Marillion, was. It was only our 3rd or 4th gig. The excitement, the size of the stage and audience, the tension, the release and the chasing of our van’s spare tyre down the road after the show. Madness. So lucky. Were any of you there in 2007? Have a great weekend. Matt ⭐️ xx  #TheReasoning #TheLastHurrah #ReAwakening #TicketsOnSale #TR2019 #WeLivedALife #PhotosFromThePast

http://www.thereasoning.co.uk/#tickets

 

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...as we’re the Pumpkins 🎃

Yep we were there 🙂

Yep,the Swindon Posse were in da house 😉😉👍👍

I was there too - it was my first The Reasoning & Marillion gig

Me too - and we met you all in The Hatchet afterwards 😀🤘🍺

I was there you were amazing

Yep, I was there too. 😁

Matt, I was there with my brother and really enjoyed the set. Rothers came on stage to play alongside you for one song. Always loved Colston Hall as a venue as well, even if they are trying to change the name. 😀

I was there :)

yep, I was there xxx

I was there too :-)

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