Cyclocosmia are greatly indebted to the following guest performers who have so generously assisted with their skills and musicianship in creating the band's recorded material. It has been a pleasure to work with such great musicians and professionals from all over the globe.
Draven Grey is an accomplished professional musician, author, artist, rock band success coach, voice talent, voice teacher, and freelance recording engineer currently residing near Denver, CO, USA. Draven has performed in front of crowds in the tens of thousands; composed music for television and film; been guest singer, keyboardist, and voice talent on multiple projects; written courses and books on the many facets of furthering a rock band’s career; and much more. His current main passion and focus is the music and stories of Lovecraftian Modern Vaudeville group, The Silent Still.
Draven's piano playing features on Wither and Aftermath. He contributed vocals to Cyclocosmia's covers of Radiohead's Exit Music (For a Film) and Chase and Status' End Credits. Draven also mastered Cyclocosmia's debut album, Deadwood.
Pete Hartley is a violinist, violist and mandolinist based near Birmingham, UK. Pete has over 30 years' experience as a music professional, including world tours, major festivals and playing for heads of state on both sides of the Atlantic. Pete's musical skills cross all genres, but he has made his reputation as an internationally recognised jazz and blues violinist. Pete also has hundreds of session credits for TV, film and a huge range of commercial records released, from chart pop to death metal. Pete is also a passionate advocate for musician's rights and is a member of the National Executive Committee of the UK Musician's Union.
Find out more about Pete on his website.
Pete's violin playing features on Ubasute and Wither.
Sebastian Cure is a guitarist, audio engineer and music producer from Texas, USA. His musical influences span almost all rock and metal, with a particular interest in improvisational progressive rock.
James and Sebastian met in London in 2008, and whilst their careers diverged geographically, they both moved from performance to professional music production.
Sebastian currently works at White Room Studios, in Austin, Texas.
Sebastian plays classical guitar on Y dolor en la tierra
Aliki is a vocalist, vocal coach and freelance film and theatre director based in London. She is also a member of Alt-Metal act Eight Lives Down.
Originally from Thessaloniki, Greece, Aliki has a strong background of 11 years as a theatre performer in plays, street theatre, forum theatre, pantomime, musicals, duets and experimental theatre and also 7 years of operatic training.
Aliki is available as a freelance director and singing teacher. She offers one-to-one singing lessons in central London which include rock and metal vocals, screaming and growling.
Aliki contributed clean and extreme vocals to the "Immured" EP.
Clare is a vocalist, harpist, guitarist and composer originally from Yorkshire, England, probably best known for her work with gothic doom band Edenfall with which she released two albums and toured the UK.
Clare is the also the founder and mastermind behind the atmospheric black metal project YYLVA.
She is an enthusiastic pagan.
Clare contributed both vocals and harp to Cyclocosmia's cover of Radiohead's Street Spirit (Fade Out).
(Photo Credit: Becky Dancer)
TyLean is a vocalist, pianist, cellist and avant-garde composer originally from Pennsylvania, USA. She moved to the UK in her mid-twenties having spent her life studying both classical and popular music. Her bizarre, unsettling music has gained her a devoted cult following, and she is also lead vocalist for electro-goth legends Attrition. James Scott produced her 2012 EP Formaldehyde and her 2015 release Best Before Never, and the two continue to collaborate on new material. TyLean currently lives in Spain.
Find out more at her website
TyLean's vocals feature on Such a Pretty Way to End
and our cover of Slayer's Seasons in the Abyss
Sergey "Efes" Fomin
Sergey is a guitarist, bassist, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Moscow, Russia and the brains behind the fantasy-themed power metal machine that is FS Projekt.
Sergey and James have been firm friends since meeting online in 2009 and have long worked together helping each other bring their artistic ambitions to reality.
Sergey contributed an extraordinary avant-garde tapping guitar solo to Cyclocosmia's cover of Slayer's Seasons in the Abyss.