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Counterglow Counters Asian Tsunami with great success

On January 26th, at the Porter Cellar Bar in Bath, UK, Counterglow was countering the destructive aftermath of December's Asian tsunami with one of the first "Beat The Wave" concerts - and it was a great success. The band donated their proceeds and when Matt Smith announced the purpose and cause of their gig, the audience spontaniously made additional contributions - a fine act of solidarity in the spirit of One World Beat!

Counterglow's material is drawn from rock genres of the 1960's to the 1990's, and they play as both a duo and four-piece band, in gigs ranging from folks clubs and student gatherings to BBC radio, bars, and larger concert halls.

Guitarists Matt Smith and Jon Penny formed the band in 2002--while at university in Nottingham, UK--and have since added a drummer and bassist. Their new album, "Shout in Vain", will be available shortly, and tracks from their previous EP, "Blind Roads" (2003), can be downloaded at their website. Musician Magazine says of the duo: "their distinctive voices, one a Morriseyesque yawn and the other an earthy growl, combine in luminous harmonies".

Their website is at, and they can be reached through Matt Smith.

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