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Archangel are a four-piece symphonic rock band from Glasgow, Scotland.


Named after the Russian port city, the band were born in 2001 with Peter Innes on vocals and keyboards, Euan Walker on lead guitar and John Sinclair on drums. Also part of the original line-up were bassist Adam Fitchett and rhythm guitarist Gordon Stirling-Whyte, but it was the triumvirate of Innes, Walker and Sinclair who went on to play live around Scotland from 2003 onwards.


That year also saw the release of the band's first album, the seven-tracked 'Idiot Syncrasies'. The follow-up 'True Colours EP' contained four songs and was produced in 2005. Although John called it a day in 2007 and went on to form Wozniak, Peter and Euan continued to play acoustic sets until 2008. A somewhat extended sabbatical followed.


In late 2012, the band reconvened with Dougie Frew on drums and Stephen McLeary on bass. Archangel made a welcome return to the live scene at the end of 2013. Peter, Euan, Dougie and Stephen laid down the band's long-awaited third album, 'Big In Estonia', in August 2014.  Archangel's next recording, 'Princess Of Persia', was released in June 2016, just as the band celebrated their fifteenth birthday. Stephen hung up his bass in early 2018 to focus on his lead guitarist role with Soul Circus. He was replaced as Archangel bassist by Lee Hutton in May of the same year. 


Having recorded it remotely during the coronavirus lockdown, the band released their next offering, 'The Hope That Kills Us (Pat Nevin's Blues)', in September 2020. The boys are now hard at work on what might just be their most epic song yet, 'Opus Angelicus'. Pop-radio-friendly it most definitely ain't!


Archangel have played a host of venues and festivals across the land since 2003, including Nice 'n' Sleazy, 13th Note, Ivory Blacks, Record Factory, Bannerman's, Box, ABC2, Bar & Fly, Soundhaus, Rockers, Stereo, Wee Red Bar, The Vale, Rock Garden, Fury Murry's, Bourbon Street, Liquid Lounge, The Universal, Blackfriars, The Attic, Whistle Binkies, Forty-Four, Rock The Valley, Scene On The Green, and the band's very own Angelfest.


Between them, Peter, Euan, Dougie and Lee have been gigging for around sixty years, which is hard to believe given their unabated youthful exhuberance...

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