Relocator have announced that they have a live relacement for Derek Sherinian and that they are to headline the “Generation Prog” mini Festival on 11 February 2011 in Erlangen, Germany.
For their headlining performance at the first “Generation Prog live” event in Erlangen, the fusion proggers have assembled an international sextet lineup. The core group featured on the studio album stays intact: Project founders Stefan Artwin (guitar) and Michael Schetter (born Pruchnicki, bass) with Bartek Strycharski (electric violin) plus Frank Tinge from the Netherlands (drums). Joining them is another Dutchman, multi-instrumentalist Meinte Boersma (guitar, percussion), enabling the live band to do the dense arrangements of their debut album, released in early 2010, justice.
The addition of Sergej Schamber (Ocean Spout) to the live band, who Relocator feel is “the perfect keyboardist for them”, finally answers an often posed question: “How are they going to play this stuff live without Derek Sherinian?”. The former Dream Theater keyboardist had recorded all the keyboard tracks for the Relocator debut as a special guest star, enabling the project members to wrap up the recording of the album without adding a full-time keyboardist.