C.R.S. Award: Best New Band 1998

Readers of Wondrous Stories; the magazine of The Classic Rock Society, Rotherham, UK, voted Flamborough Head as Best New Band – 1998 in their annual poll.



Flamborough Head’s debut studio album “Unspoken Whisper” [1998]

Cyclops released Flamborough Head’s debut album Unspoken Whisper (Cycl 063).

Unspoken Whisper

  1. Schoolyard Fantasy
  2. Wolves at War
  3. Childscream
  4. Unspoken Whisper
  5. Legend Of The Man’s Tree
  6. Xymphonia
  7. Heroes
  • Sieberein Schaaf – Lead Vocals & keys
  • Andre Cents – Guitars &backing vocals
  • Marcel Derix – Bass
  • Koen Roozen – Drums
  • Edo Spanninga – Keys

“Amazingly good debut album from this dutch band. They play a mix of neo and symphonic prog music with long compositions that show an already quite mature group. Although there are some obivious influences here and there, they are one of those rare cases where the musicians had honed their own sound before recording their first CD, which is quite good. The singer has a voice that reminds of the swiss Clepsydra, Aluisio Magini, but his approach is definitly less dramatic. The recording quality is also surprisingly good, with all the instruments quite well mixed and balanced. Keyboards are excepcionally well done and creative, with many unexpect twists and turns that set them apart from all neo prog outfits (aside maybe from IQ). Highlights are many, but I´d like to point out the opener Schollyard Fantasy, with its beautiful, heavy- Pink Floyd influenced, keys and poignant guitars, and the astonishing Xymphonia, a real prog jewel of the highest carat (if you like symphonic keyboards you´ll love those on this one!). But all the songs are of high quality. It is one of those albums you can hear form beginning to end without skipping any track. If you´re into neo prog, or prog music in general, this is a band to look for. Complex music, yet accessible and melodic, with a soulful singer. One fo the best debut albums done by a neo prog act in many years. Fans of Marillion, Pendragon, Clepsydra, IQ, etc. Don´t miss this one! Great artwork too! A classic!” (Tarcisio Moura on Progarchives)

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New progrock festival organised by Flamborough Head: ProgFarm

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First Flamborough Head gig: Symphel Lantaarn Hellendoorn


Flamborough Head released cassette-demo “Bridge To The Promised Land”

Flamborough Head released their debut cassette demo titled ‘Legend of the Old Man Tree’ (re-released by Cyclops in 2001 as Bridge To The Promised Land – Cyclub 009)


  1. Corrugated Road
  2. Childscream
  3. Running On Empty
  4. Suicide
  5. Unspoken Whisper
  6. Bridge To The Promised

For two years we wrote, rehearsed and recorded some tracks on a Fostex 8-track which we released on our demo Legend of the Old Man Tree’. The soundquality of the demo was mediocre but as it was mainly for private use there was no problem (We distributed the demo on a very small scale). Background Magazine wrote about the demo: “The balance between keyboards and energetic guitar licks is excellent. The songs are about six to seven minutes long, with the right changes in mood and spheres. This is the kind of true progressive rock I think BM readers would like to hear”.

  • Sieberein Schaaf – Lead Vocals & keys
  • Andre Cents – Guitars &backing vocals
  • Marcel Derix – Bass
  • Koen Roozen – Drums
  • Edo Spanninga – Keys

Flamborough Head 1991-2000

Sieberein, Edo, Andre, Koen & Marcel

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