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 2006-present
Labels Firefly Music
Associated acts Luna Rossa
Mostly Autumn
Karnataka
Steve Rothery Band
Website Official website
Members Jonathan Edwards
Gavin Griffiths
Anne-Marie Helder
Yatim Halimi
Dave Foster
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 2006.

History[edit]

PANIC ROOM 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 followed through 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July 28, 2010 it was announced on the band's website that founding bass player Alun Vaughan had left the band and had been replaced by Yatim Halimi.[1]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, Panic room revealed 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. Following the culmination of the tour, Swansea musician, Adam O'Sullivan, was drafted in as a session guitarist for the recording of the band's fourth album, entitled "Incarnate", and the subsequent tour.[3]

In 2015 Steve Rothery Band and Mr So&So guitarist, Dave Foster, appeared onstage with PANIC ROOM as a session player on their Wildfire Tour and also played on their Kickstarter funded acoustic album before subsequently joining the band as a full member.[citation needed]

Other work[edit]

Gavin Griffiths performs with former Marillion vocalist Fish, whilst Yatim Halimi and Dave Foster perform with Fish's former band mate Steve Rothery in the Steve Rothery Band. PANIC ROOM's main songwriters, Anne-Marie Helder and Jonathan Edwards also write and perform together outside of Panic Room with their acoustic project, Luna Rossa. In addition to this, Helder has been a member of Mostly Autumn since 2007; Griffiths was also a member of Mostly Autumn between 2009 and 2014.

Personnel[edit]

Members[edit]

Lineups[edit]

Years Lineup Albums
2006–2010
  • 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)
2013–2014
  • Jonathan Edwards - keyboards, synthesisers
  • Gavin Griffiths - drums
  • Anne-Marie Helder - lead vocals, guitars, flute, keyboards
  • Yatim Halimi - bass
Additional personnel
  • Pete Harwood - guitars (2013)
  • Adam O'Sullivan - guitars (2013-2014)
  • Incarnate (2014)
2015–present
  • Jonathan Edwards - keyboards, synthesisers
  • Gavin Griffiths - drums
  • Anne-Marie Helder - lead vocals, guitars, flute, keyboards
  • Yatim Halimi - bass
  • Dave Foster - guitars

Discography[edit]

Studio
EPs
  • Altitude (2011)

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