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April 24, 2005

Tony Marshall (Vaughn/Contagious) has joined the band as second guitarist/backing vocals, ahead of their two slots at this year’s melodic rock show Firefest in Bradford on May 6th and 7th, and the Sheffield Rock Festival on May 29th.

Tony played for many years with Contagious in and around Europe; his most recent shows were playing guitar with Vaughn on the Firehouse/Vaughn/Pride tour in Feb 04.

“To join Pride is great” said Tony, “I’ve been a big fan of the band since I first saw them and have been friends with the guys since that time- they are definitely the most underrated hard rock band in the UK today. This year is going to be a big one for me and the band. I’m looking forward to playing Firefest – a lot of old friends are going to be there to see me with Pride and I can’t wait.”

Guitarist and founder member of Pride Chris Green had this to say:- “The addition of Tony is a new beginning for the band. He has a killer vocal range and even after one rehearsal has nailed the backing vocals we’ve been striving to get for years in a live situation; the added guitar compliments the Pride sound too, lets put it this way – come to either of the shows in May and you’ll see a new and vibrant Pride walking the stage.”

Chris also talked about the next Pride album, “The songs are coming together really well, there’s a slight direction change, a harder edge but with all the Pride melodies. We’re really proud of what we have so far, the songs have all the ingredients from Signs of Purity and Far From The Edge but with a twist.”

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