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The Tangent is a progressive rock group formed in 2002.

The Tangent
GenresProgressive rock
Years active2002–present
MembersAndy Tillison



Formation 2002Edit

Originally formed by keyboardists Andy Tillison and Sam Baine of Parallel or 90 Degrees and The Flower Kings' guitarist Roine Stolt, bassist Jonas Reingold, and drummer Zoltan Csörsz. The septet was completed by renowned saxophonist David Jackson of Van der Graaf Generator and multi-instrumentalist Guy Manning. The band was scheduled only to be a "one-off" project but has produced ten official studio albums and a number of live albums since.

The Tangent has had numerous changes in personnel resulting in Tillison being the only member to have been on all the recordings.

Live performancesEdit

Since 2003 the band in its various forms has played concerts and festivals in the US, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and France. Members of the band also occasionally appear as special guests on stage with other artists. On 13 February 2012 guitarist Luke Machin joined Pain of Salvation on stage at The Garage in London, England, playing on the song Kingdom of Loss.[1]

Cover artEdit

The band had much of their cover art done by artist Ed Unitsky, who worked closely with the band when designing their album artwork. Ed has completed five album covers for The Tangent.

Cover artwork for the album Not as Good as the Book (2008) was created by French artist Antoine Ettori, for Down and Out in Paris and London (2009) by mbl graphics.


Current membersEdit

Studio band from the latest release, "The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery" in 2017:

  • Andy Tillison (keyboards, guitars, drums, vocals)
  • Theo Travis (saxophones, flutes, clarinet)
  • Luke Machin (guitars, vocals)
  • Jonas Reingold (bass guitar, vocals)
  • Marie-Eve de Gaultier (keyboards, vocals)

Live band for touring in 2014:

Former membersEdit



  1. ^ Andy Lye (25 March 2012). "Pain of Salvation live review". Jukebox:Metal.

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