Based in Cardiff (Wales), The Reasoning features four times winner of the UK’s Classic Rock Society’s Best Female Vocalist award Rachel Cohen; along with Tony Turrell (keyboards/vocals), Matthew Cohen (bass), and Jake Bradford-Sharp (drums). Keith Hawkins (guitars) is the band’s newest member. He joined in 2012 following the sudden and widely publicized disappearance of guitarist Owain Roberts.
The Reasoning’s 2006 debut Awakening included a guest appearance from Marillion’s Steve Rothery and garnered worldwide critical acclaim. Dark Angel, released in 2008, continued to expand the band’s international fan base.
In 2009 The Reasoning’s first single, a cover of the Duran Duran classic The Chauffeur, reached No.2 in the Amazon Download Chart, and their third studio album, Adverse Camber (April 2010) demonstrated a new confidence and maturity. In response to popular demand, a limited edition album – Acoustically Speaking – was also released in 2010, and featured re-workings of some older tracks.
In July 2010, The Reasoning opened the final day of the inaugural High Voltage festival in London. The band’s performance won them many new fans. This was released on DVD shortly afterwards.
2011 saw the band perform at the Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest) in the USA, and they released their first live album at the end of last year, titled Live in the USA: The Bottle of Gettysburg.
In 2012 The Reasoning signed a worldwide deal with the Esoteric / Cherry Red. A new studio album is scheduled for September, and a four-track EP of brand new material was released in March 2012.
September 27, 2012 – Poppodium W2 Den Bosch NL
September 28, 2012 Poppodium Nieuwe Nor Heerlen NL
September 29, 2012 Dru Cultuurfabriek Ulft NL
September 30, 2012 Bergkeller Reichenbach Germany
October 1, 2012 Logo Hamburg Germany
October 12, 2012 The Garage London UK
October 13, 2012 TBC
October 14, 2012 The Globe Cardiff UK
October 15, 2012 The Robin 2 Bilston UK
October 16, 2012 The Duchess York UK