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Barclay James Harvest

Barclay James Harvest is an English progressive rock band that was founded in Oldham in September 1966. With their unique sound and captivating performances, they quickly gained a loyal following. However, in 1998, the band unfortunately split into two different groups: one led by *John Lees* and the other by *Les Holroyd*. Despite this setback, Barclay James Harvest's influence on the progressive rock genre cannot be denied.

Similar to artists such as Renaissance, Triumvirat, and Pavlov's Dog, Barclay James Harvest has left a lasting impact on the music industry. Their music combines intricate melodies with thought-provoking lyrics, creating a truly immersive experience for listeners. Fans of Strawbs, Roger Hodgson, and Caravan will also appreciate their distinctive style.

Throughout their career, Barclay James Harvest has shared stages with notable performers like Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Camel. They have drawn inspiration from legendary acts such as Eloy, Focus, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame,and Curved Air. Procol Harum fans will find similarities in their compositions while Anthony Phillips enthusiasts will appreciate their attention to detail.


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