Panic Room (band)

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Panic Room
Origin Swansea, Wales
Genres Rock, Alternative rock, Experimental rock, Folk rock, Electronica, Progressive rock
Years active 2007-present
Labels Firefly Music
Associated acts Karnataka
Luna Rossa
Mostly Autumn
Website Official website
Members Jonathan Edwards
Gavin Griffiths
Anne-Marie Helder
Yatim Halimi
Past members Paul Davies
Alun Vaughan

Panic Room is a Welsh band founded by former Karnataka members Jonathan Edwards, Gavin Griffiths, Paul Davies, and Anne-Marie Helder, along with bassist Alun Vaughan, in 2007.

They released their debut album Visionary Position in early 2008. In August 2009, it was announced that pre-orders were being taken for their upcoming second studio album Satellite. A UK tour was done in September, October and November 2009 supporting the upcoming release of Satellite. The pre-release version was released in December 2009 with the retail copy released in early 2010. On July 28, 2010 it was announced on the band's website that founding bass player Alun Vaughan had left the band and had been replaced by Yatim Halimi.[1]

On March 4th, 2013, it was announced that Paul Davies was leaving the band for personal reasons.[2] Touring commitments were fulfilled with Morpheus Rising guitarist Pete Harwood filling the void left by Davies, with Adam O'Sullivan joining the band in Davies' stead in August 2013, for the recording of the band's fourth album, entitled "Incarnate".[3] It is unknown at this time as to whether O'Sullivan will join the band in an official capacity.

Outside their commitments to PANIC ROOM the individual members also perform with other bands as follows:

Gavin Griffiths is a member of Fish's band

Yatim Halimi is a member of the Steve Rothery Band

Anne-Marie Helder & Jonathan Edwards perform together with their acoustic project, Luna Rossa

Helder also performs with Mostly Autumn.

Personnel[edit]

Members[edit]

Lineups[edit]

Years Lineup Albums
2007–2010
  • Paul Davies - guitars, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Edwards - keyboards, synthesisers
  • Gavin Griffiths - drums
  • Anne-Marie Helder - lead vocals, guitars, flute, keyboards
  • Alun Vaughan - bass
2010–2013
  • Paul Davies - guitars, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Edwards - keyboards, synthesisers
  • Gavin Griffiths - drums
  • Anne-Marie Helder - lead vocals, guitars, flute, keyboards
  • Yatim Halimi - bass
  • Skin (2012)
2013–present
  • Jonathan Edwards - keyboards, synthesisers
  • Gavin Griffiths - drums
  • Anne-Marie Helder - lead vocals, guitars, flute, keyboards
  • Yatim Halimi - bass
  • Incarnate (2014)

Discography[edit]

Studio
EPs
  • Altitude (2011)

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