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Biography

1. Founded in late 2010, after 2 albums, the 4 former members of pop/rock band “gabria” – Denis Strassburg (bass) , guitar player Ralf Dietsch (Ex – Hidden Timbre) , keyboardist / saxophonist Marek Arnold (Toxic Smile, seven steps to the green door, Flaming Row, UPF, DAMANEK, Ex-Stern Combo Meissen), and Clemens Litschko (drums) – started new project, with singer Larry B. (Toxic Smile, Ex-Stern-Combo Meissen). In 2015 Manuel Schmid (Stern-Combo Meissen) joined as second singer.
Larry B. – vocals, Manuel Schmid – vocals, Marek Arnold – keyboards / sax / clarinet, Ralf Dietsch – guitars / mandoline, Clemens Litschko – drums, Dennis Strassburg – bass guitar
third album “the way through” (2019 )
Coming early 2019, new album by CYRIL is a concept album again ( lyrics were / the story was written by Guy Manning ) and a real musical journey. Melodic, catchy. Stay tuned!
second album “paralyzed” (2016 )
Released at PPR again, “Paralyzed” shows the core skills of the band – melodic prog / rock songs with an eye on real songwriting and arrangements, that will guide you into an own athmosphere.
debut album ” gone through years ” (2013)
Debut concept album “gone through years” – released in April 2013 at german “progressive promotion records”,which is already one of the leading label for progressive rock music.
This album is thematically based on the story of the book ” the time machine” of H.G.Wells. Musically it features great melodies and vocal arrangements, and even the music works with some “additional” progressive time signatures and harmonic structures, its clearly focussed on the “songs”. Beside singer Larry B. it features Manuel Schmid ( as Hologram ), Amelie Hofmann ( as Alice ) and Saskia Brödel on additional vocals.
http://www.cyril-band.de/
2. Cyril Havermans is a Dutch musician, best known for being in the progressive rock band, Focus.

Life
Cyril Havermans, using the stage name Carel Hagemans, was bassist and vocalist for a number of Dutch pop bands in the 1960s: Peter and the Beats (1965-66), The Heralds (1966-67), Spacial Concept (1967-68), and Big Wheel (1968-1969). In 1969 he began to perform as Cyriel Havermans in live concerts in the Netherlands with members of the nascent Focus (Thijs van Leer, Martijn Dresden, and Hans Cleuver) as his backing band.

His tenure as bassist with the progressive rock band Focus lasted from late 1970 until September, 1971 during which time he played many live concerts with the group and recorded "Moving Waves". In 1971 this LP won the Edison award, the Dutch equivalent to the Grammy, for best album of the year. According to Melody Maker magazine, it reached #2 in the UK charts in 1973, and spawned "Hocus Pocus", a top ten hit single in the US, UK, and many other territories worldwide. Aside from Cyriel's plaintive, wordless wailing on "Pupillae" from the "Moving Waves" LP's sidelong "Eruption" suite, his vocal talents found no other outlet on this mostly instrumental album.

He left the band to pursue a solo career playing melodic, acoustic guitar music with English lyrics. At this time Cyril dropped the 'e' from his first name. An eponymous album was released in 1973 with musical support from his old Focus bandmates Jan Akkerman, Thijs van Leer, and Pierre van der Linden. A second album, "Mind Wave", followed in 1974, and Cyril's group was sometimes featured as an opening act for Focus' European concerts in 1975. He was a guest musician on Lucifer's "Margriet" album, released in 1977.

In 2007 Cyril sang and played bass guitar with ex-Brainbox members Kaz Lux and Rudi de Queljoe at the Blues and Roots Festival in Oosterhout, Netherlands.

Discography

Focus

  • Moving Waves (1971)

Solo Work

  • Cyril (1973)
  • Mind Wave (1974)
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