(Prog) Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the release of his first-ever solo album. The record will be called The Ghosts Of Pripyat and it's set to appear in September 2014. He's seeking £15,000 to cover costs, and he's already received pledges of more than £4000.
His decision to turn a 30-year ambition into reality comes after he performed a show with his own band at the Plovdiv Guitar Festival last month. Audio and video recordings are on sale now.
Rothery explains on his campaign page: "I had an offer to record a solo album from EMI during the recording of Misplaced Childhood in 1985. However, it led to a strong disagreement within the band, and the idea was shelved.
"While recording Brave at Miles Copeland's chateau in France I was offered a deal to make an instrumental album for his label. I decided to record the first Wishing Tree album instead. more on this story