The Roomates come from England - via Philadelphia and New York. Formed in the mid-1980s, this quintet of young British rock 'n roll fans broke away from their contemporaries, (busy embracing rockabilly as the latest wave of American music culture hit the UK), to form a group who set out to prove there was more to music than slap bass clicks and rim shots. This features Nick Kennedy and brothers Mark and Steve Webb who celebrate 18 years together with the release of this album. Their influences include the Elegants, the Skyliners, the Duprees, the Mystics and the Passions to name just a handful of groups and you'll hear them echoed in many of the songs here.
Far more than a mere treat for the ears, Glass Hammer’s double-DVD set, Live at Belmont, is a veritable feast of both sight and sound. Superbly mixed in 5.1 surround sound, Live at Belmont delivers an experience that transports the viewer right to the front row of a magical live performance. Experience the world’s premier progressive rock band in all its majesty, supported by Belmont University’s 150+ member choir and The Adonia String Trio. As with their studio recordings, Glass Hammer’s Live at Belmont delivers progressive rock music the way it should be: overflowing with excitement, full of personality and emotion, expertly performed, and commanding the attention of all that listen.