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There have been two bands currently performing under the name Breathing Space.

(1) A six-piece progressive/pop rock band from York, England
(2) A metal band from the UK

The York-based band was formed in 2005 by keyboardist Iain Jennings to tour his first solo album Breathing Space featuring Olivia Sparnenn, who had sung all the lead vocals on the album. They then became a band in their own right with Mark Rowen on guitar, Paul Teasdale on bass and Iain’s brothers Andy and Ben on drums and keyboards.

Andy Jennings left the early in 2007. After a couple of live appearances with Olivia’s father Howard standing in on drums, the band recruited Barry Cassells as his replacement. This lineup recorded the 2007 album Coming Up For Air. John Hart, who’d played Sax as a guest musician on the album, joined the band for the tour promoting the album, expanding the band to a seven-piece. This band gained a higher profile, including support slots for The Reasoning and the first of several appearances at the Cambridge Rock Festival.

John Hart and Mark Rowen left in 2008 and 2009, and they recorded the follow-up album Below the Radar, released in 2009, with Mostly Autumn’s Liam Davidson playing all the guitars. After a couple of live appearances with Liam, the band toured with Mostly Autumn’s Bryan Josh as guitarist as a stand-in while the band sought a permanent replacement guitarist.

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  • Neue_regel_

    "Below the Radar" is totally brilliant and groovy. Pop-Prog Rock for the win !!

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Blue_Fatty

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • leoner

    Great rock.

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • blacklacensteph

    what is good is seeing mostly autumn live you get the keyboard player and singer from breathing space also as bryan josh also does guitars so you get the best of both

    11 May 2010 Reply
  • tillytootoo

    My dad would love to know about this site! This is like his favourite band! Livvy (Known as Olivia-the singer) She is leaving and moving to a band called Mostly Autumn. I think i know a man who posted earlier! :) hiya! :)

    24 Apr 2010 Reply
  • arie-deelen

    I just received Coming up for air and Below the radar. I'm listening right now! I have already heard some of the songs and I can say I'm excited about hearing the rest.

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • HippyDave

    Totally agree with you, Tim: "Below The Radar" is a cracking record - about a dozen listens in now, and it's still as addictive as crack. A very strong contender for album of the year!

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • strickenlament

    Just got Coming Up For Air, love it =D

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • Petrified_Eyes

    Coming Up For Air is a great album!

    20 Jan 2009 Reply
  • WinterWanderer

    And shockingly low amount of activity here.

    11 Oct 2008 Reply
  • WinterWanderer

    Breathing Space doesn't seem too bad although they are kinda poppy. Shockingly low amount of listeners though.

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • fathobbit

    See U at the Robin

    4 Sep 2008 Reply
  • HippyDave

    I've just uploaded some photos of the Iain Jennings Breathing Space band (as opposed to the 'other' Breathing Space, whose photo is being used on this page at the moment) - go to the 'Photos' page and give the new pictures the thumbs up! :-)

    3 Apr 2008 Reply

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