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The Room




The Room is a melodic rock band from the Southeast of the UK. The six band members bring together a broad range of musical influences which has helped form The Room’s distinctive style. Smart songs with great melodies are the essence of the band’s sound. Formed in 2010 with Martin Wilson from neo-prog rock band GLD and bassist Andy Rowe were joined by former GLD guitarist Steve Anderson, drummer Andrew Rae and Steve Checkley on Keys. The band started writing their first album overwinter 2011, recording it at Platform Studios in the summer of 2012. Melodic Revolution Records signed The Room on an album deal and Open Fire was released in Dec 2012.

March 2014 saw the arrival of new drummer Chris York. The band signed a deal for album two with UK label Bad Elephant Music in 2015 and the album, Beyond The Gates of Bedlam was released in November 2015 to further critical acclaim.

Nominated in the Best New Band category at the 2016 Classic Rock Society awards The Room always delivers an outstanding show.

Following a series of highly successful supports for Inglorious, Lifesigns and Soft Machine, a busy festival season and some headline shows, The Room filmed their final show of 2016 at The Robin 2 for release on DVD in 2017.

2017 was all about writing for the new album although the band did play a number of festivals and shows trying out some of the new material. In February 2018 The Room announced album 3 was to be released on November 18 and it would be recorded with legendary producer John Mitchell at the controls. 2018 also saw the departure of keyboard players Steve Checkley. However, the line up was strengthened with the introduction of guitarist Eric Bouillette and Mark Dixon on Keys with both new members appearing on the 3rd album, Dixon left the band soon after and we welcomed Chris Teeder on Keys. We still looking for a permanent local replacment Keyboard player

Notable shows:
Cambridge Rock Festival
HRH Prog
New Day Festival
Supported, Wishbone Ash, Focus, Rick Wakeman (Now 2022), Life Signs. Inglorious.

Web Sites:

Screen name:
Member since:
Mar 11 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
62 years


Dave Gilmore, Linkin Park, Athlete, Genesis, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Grey Lady Down, Asia, Dream Theatre, Yes, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Alter Bridge, Creed, Deep Purple, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Frank Zappa, etc etc

Members Of Band

The Room are. Andy Rowe Bass. Steve Anderson Guitar and Keys, Chris York Drums, Martin Wilson Vocals.