Unified Past featuring Stephen Speelman a guitarist with a master’s degree in classical guitar performance, Dave Mickelson a bass player who is currently a member of Joey Belladonna’s Chief Big Way, Roger Banks a drummer who has earned himself a well deserved reputation as one of Canada’s leading drummers for bands like Sarasin, Keyboardist Mike Sues is one of the two newest members to the band, and last but not least an Emmy Award Winning Singer, Song Writer and Vocalist Phil Naro.
There most certainly are plenty of chops to be found in this band’s music. But as powerful as this band can be, their overall sound focuses more on melody and song composition than it does on technical gymnastics. Blending seventies style progressive rock with modern day progressive influences, Unified Past delivers a unique and identifiable sound all of their own. If you are a dedicated fan of progressive rock music then Unified Past is for you.
Unified Past announce the newest member to the fold Keyboardist Jason Hanley. Jason has quite a background, including – Musicologist, Musician, Author, and VP of Education at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Jason has a well rounded knowledge and appreciation of all musical genres, but has a true love for progressive rock.
Unified Past have started composing music for their follow up to the highly acclaimed album Shifting The Equilibrium as well as gearing up for some upcoming show!
June 23, 2016 Unified Past is confirmed for 2017 RoSfest
January 9th 2017 Unified Past confirm their new Drummer Roger Banks.
May 6th 2017 Ephemeral Sun Keyboardist John Battema make his debut at RoSfest as the newest member of the band.
Dave Mickelson: Bass
Roger Banks: Drums
John Battema: Keyboards
Phil Naro: Vocals
New Album TBA 2017/18
Shifting The Equilibrium (Sept 2015)
Breaking Up the Atmosphere (2009)
Power of Existence (2009)
From the Splintered Present Surfaces… (2001)