Unbeknown to them at that time, on the 13th March 2010 the seed was sown for what would become Freedom To Glide.
The tribute band were playing a concert in Manchester and after the band had sound checked Pete was chatting to Andy about a song ‘Hypnotized’ that he was recording. The song needed some acoustic guitar so he asked Andy if he’d be interested in taking a listen and maybe laying down the guitar. A week later, the track came back not only with guitar, but drums, bass and backing vocals! ‘It was just awesome. The song had now taken a totally new direction. Andy’s input had changed everything, musically we just simply clicked – Thinking back, it was one of those eureka moments.’
Soon after ‘Hypnotized’, Pete sent Andy a keyboard intro with all sorts of military radio chatter and sound effects and the simple statement – ‘it’s a song about WW1 soldiers falling like rain on the battlefield, fancy a crack at this one too?’ The reply came back ‘Roger that…’