Field of Vision was born in 1987 in a rehearsal studio in Glasgow's West End.
After a brief spell in Glasgow prog band Abel Ganz, singer Martin Haggarty advertised for musicians, and found himself in a rehearsal room with keyboard player Graham Holley, who brought his friend, drummer David McDonald. Bizarrely, David & Martin had already met at an audition for David's former band, Jump the Gun. Getting along like the proverbial house on fire, the three determined to put together a progressive rock outfit with a strong melodic edge. Various line-up changes took place, always featuring the core 3 piece of Haggarty/Holley/MacDonald writing and arranging the vast majority of the music.
Over the next 3 years as gigs around the West of Scotland followed, and the cassette single "Lessons in Predictability/How Are Things In Moscow Anyway" was released in 1988, snapped up by a hardcore following. Alas, the late 80's/early 90's was not a golden era for prog rock, and eventually careers and family life took over, and Field of Vision took a sabbatical. In 2008, the 20th Anniversary brought about some jamming & rehearsals with a view to some gigs featuring the "Lessons..." line up which originally included Tom Kane on guitar, and Martin Gilmour on Bass. Sadly, all attempts to track down Gilmour failed (he must have thought he owed us money) and the proposed gigs never went ahead, but the seed was planted for the original 3 to work together again.
A special mention to all of the Field of Vision family, which in addition to the previously mentioned Kane & Gilmour, has variously featured Ian Meechan, Scott McConnell, Robert Jones, Ivor Wilson & Mike (Barrie) McLaughlin. Wonderful talents and all round good guys every one of them.
Fast forward to 2012, when 20th Century Boys Martin and David put together a glam rock covers band as a pleasant, glittery distraction from the everyday grind, while at the same time, Graham ended up working alongside Martin on non-musical projects. Talk inevitably turned to the resurgence in Progressive Music, appetites were whetted, original material was worked on, and in 2013, Field of Vision was born again - this time as a trio, with Haggarty on vocals & guitar, Holley on keys, bass & guitar, and MacDonald on drums & lead guitar.
In 2015 Field of Vision released The Vicissitudes of Life EP, featuring two thematically linked pieces, Sand, and If Tomorrow Comes. The release receives very positive reviews and worldwide radio airplay from the Prog media.
May 2nd 2016 saw the release of the single The Dagger, a tribute to one of the band's heroes Keith Emerson who passed away weeks before. The Dagger is available on a free download from the music page of this site.
The band are currently writing and recording new material for an album release in late 2017.
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