The Mighty Ra
Progrock from the land of castles and dragons.
We are playing Danfest 12
We are pleased to announce that we will be playing Danfest 12 on Sunday 26th November at The Musician in Leicester.
EP release "Controlling The Burn"
We have a new 3-track EP out now, available to download from our Bandcamp page.
Live Secrets - New live album.
We have a live album entitled "Live Secrets" available from Bandcamp on February 3rd, 2023.
Recorded live in Abingdon at the Prog For Peart Festival on July 1st, 2022
Winter's End and Other News.
We are delighted to announce that we will be playing at Winter's End Festival in Chepstow next year, April 2nd 2023.
Full lineup details will be announced soon.
Also, huge thanks to Dave Ling of Prog Magazine for his full page Feature on The Mighty Ra, check our reviews page for details, or better still go out and buy the mag, it's in the stores now.....
Hello Ra fans, we've added a new page to the site featuring our latest reviews and interviews including the latest by Steve Pilkington. If you haven't already got All Secrets Known, read the reviews and head over to our Bandcamp site or White Knight Records to get your copy.
Those of you that already have the CD will have noticed the password Sausage and had access to our All Secrets Known page, featuring lyrics, photos and stories about the album, we've decided to open this page up to everyone.
We hope to give you some exciting gig news soon so keep checking the site for more info.
Don't forget you can support us and help fund the 2nd album by visiting our shops on the merch page, we've got some great T-shirts based on the lyrics to the epic Bigger Lie.
Peace and Love.
Prog Magazine review, Bandcamp page, new merch.
Great review of All Secrets Known in the latest edition of Prog Mag by Jordan Blum, fantastic.(see pic)
We've added a new page with a link to our Bandcamp site and we've now got signed copies of All Secrets Known available.
Don't forget to check out our merch available, t-shirts, hoodies, hats etc on out merch pages.
We will be adding mor items of merch to our Bandcamp site in the coming months.
Please come and say Hi on our social media pages and tell all your friends about us, help spread the word, if anyone wants to write up a review of the album, send it through to us.
Peace and Love .
The Mighty Ra.
Prog for Peart
Huge thanks to Mark Cunningham and his fantastic team for organising a superb festival, thanks to the guys on the PA, the lady from Tonypandy for the lovely food, the lady from Ponty on the merch store and Ratbag who welcomed us in, plus all the others involved in a super-efficient gig. We had a great time and met up with some wonderful people. Thanks all for the support and for making us feel so welcome.
All Secrets Known is now available as a digital download.
You can now buy the album from our Bandcamp Page: themightyra.bandcamp.com
First Album Review
Check this out!
Our first review of All Secrets Known.
Huge thanks to Andy Machin of New Wave of British Heavy Metal .com for this fabulous write-up.
Nice one Andy.
The review is also available as dialog, Click HERE
All Secrets Known - released today
Our debut album All Secrets Known is officially released today on White Knight Records. CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.
We will be making the album available for digital download on Bandcamp soon.
More Radio play
Coming up on Monday the 21st May, we'll be featured on my viking friend's radio show Heavy Rock Rapture on HRH radio. Roger will be playing songs from our new album and interviewing Andy (vocals/guitar) and Rob (drums) about recording the album plus a load of other insights into the writing and general waffle and nonsense. Tune in live or listen to the podcast.
The Mighty Ra on the radio
Check out the Progrock For Beginners show we featured on at Progrock.com.
Huge thanks to Chuck Simons for playing tracks from our debut album All Secrets Known.
Pre-Order All Secrets Known
Our debut album All Secrets Known is now available for pre-order from White Knight Records.
We are really pleased with it and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
White Knight Records
The Mighty Ra is delighted to announce that our debut album "All Secrets Known" will be released on White Knight Records.
I've (Andy) known Rob (Reed) for years having worked together on various prog-rock albums, including Ezra, Cyan and Fyreworks, so White Knight was the obvious choice for releasing the album and it's great to join some quality acts already on the label.
To promote the album we have been filming for the track "Nothing Comes Too Easy" with Rob as the "prog Spielberg" so we're looking forward to seeing the finished cut. Exciting times.
Photo by Julian Broome.
Prog For Peart (update)
We will be playing on Friday afternoon (July 1st) at about 1 pm so get there early.
See our gig page for more details and the link to tickets.
Prog for Peart
We are very excited to announce that we are on the lineup for Prog for Peart 2022. The two-day festival was set up to raise money for research into brain cancer following the passing of Neil Peart, the legendary drummer of Rush, who died from the illness in 2020.
We will bring you more news on the event as we get it.
Book tickets here:
2022 here we come.
Hope you all had a good festive time, if you've any spending left, take a look in our shop for some Ra gear ready for 2022.
We are so close to finishing the album mixes and are planning for a release date very soon. There will of course be a video or two to promote the album entitled "All Secrets Known"
We have some exciting announcements for the album, we can't quite tell you yet......
We have rehearsals over the next few weeks ready for live shows and can't wait to get out gigging. If there's anywhere near you we could play, drop us a message.
So exciting things for The Mighty Ra in 2022, we hope you will join us.
We are now Mixing
We've started mixing the album and are expecting a release date early in 2022. We have a label arranged for release and will be shooting a promo video soon.
The album is to be titled..."All Secrets Known".
Finishing percussion in the studio.
Rob overdubbing some roto toms to finish the recording process. I finally realised why they are called roto toms when I saw Rob tuning them.....who knew...Next stage it's the mix.
Back at it.
We are back in the studio next week after some covid related isolation (everyone's fine), Let's get this album finished....
Galileo, Figaro - magnificoo
Rob at " The Piano " in Rockfield studios, working on one of Dave's new songs.
So much rock history has been recorded at these studios over the years.
Dave hard at work on the backing vocals, always great fun doing BVs, adds a certain lushness to the track if you know what I mean.
A heatwave certainly had us sweating getting those harmonies.
Thanks to Mel for the ice lollies.
As always Julian was there filming, so we should have plenty of footage and pics to share at some stage.
Top engineering as ever from Nick and contribution as the "angry dad" on "Ballad of The Dadz".
Well, the main vocals have been completed, the plan is now to move on to BVs, percussion, any fixes and fairy dust to make the album sound amazing.
Oh to be a full time rock star and have the time to work all week on the songs, but I've got to have a normal job to pay the bills.....
Massive thanks have to go to Nick Lloyd and Oakwood Church Studios for the continuing hard work going into this album, any prog bands wanting to record, this is the place to come, Nick will even wear a wizard's hat on request.
Keep checking in for more studio updates.
Studio update: The guitars are completed.
All the guitars are now recorded, sounding immense, really pleased with the sound, Nick sure worked some magic with his studio knowhow, great fun, it sure rocks. It's time for the vocals next........
It Might Get Loud
Yeah.....electric guitar time, "Bloody 'ell Vim, it's a Marshall"
Songs are really taking shape now, a great couple of days of tracklaying guitars. Still more to be done, but we are well on the way and it's sounding amazing.
All the acoustic guitars have now been recorded for the album and they sound great, fantastic engineering and nagging from Nick Lloyd at Oakwood Church Studios, he made sure guitarist Andy Edwards went through the pain barrier, Thanks to Julian Broome for getting the super glue for the fingertips. Quote of the day being: " can I have less nose in the mix"
Studio Week 2
Progrocks with Hammond through a Leslie cab. Rob giving it some classic prog pedigree this week, also recording Taurus pedals, the valley is rumbling.....
Album recording session week 1.
Bass and drums completed for our debut album "All Secrets Known". What a great week we've had at Oakwood Church Studios with Nick Lloyd. Top engineer and a great space to record, it's sounding amazing. Next week we continue with the Hammond organ and Taurus pedals. Rob Wilsher is bringing the Leslie cab along and we are expecting it to roar......
Studio Report Day 3
Hi all, day three in Oakwood Church Studios and the mighty Rob Griffiths has completed the drum tracks and they are sounding fantastic. Having lived with the demo tracks for lockdown the real drums have breathed new life into the songs. We start on the bass tomorrow....let there be rock.
We are excited to confirm that we start recording our debut album soon and are booked into Oakwood Church studios. We can't wait to get started having postponed the session a few times due to the covid lockdown.
We've been in the news: Prog Magazine online news article about our release of a lockdown video for the song Freedom.