The Gift

We are delighted to announce Bad Elephant Music’s second partnership!

Joining Shineback as part of the BEM family, please say a big hello to The Gift.

Founded by Mike Morton and Leroy James, The Gift’s first album, Awake and Dreaming, was released in 2006 to rave reviews. For many and varied reasons the band weren’t able to promote the album, and it’s only in the last couple of years that Mike has revived The Gift with new writing partner Dave Lloyd and new songs that will constitute Land of Shadows, to be released on BEM later this year.

There are also plans to revisit Awake and Dreaming, and The Gift is also looking to make its first live outings in 2013.

David Elliott, BEM’s CEO said: “I’m delighted that Mike and Dave have decided to partner with Bad Elephant Music for the release of their new album. Awake and Dreaming is a personal favourite of mine, and Land of Shadows is easily as good an album. It also pleases me immensely that Mike and Dave enjoy a curry”.

Mike Morton said: “We are delighted to be signed to BEM. They are true music lovers, and really support the ‘art’ whilst marketing it with muscle. David Elliott is also the poster boy of prog!”

For a taster of Land of Shadows visit the band’s demo page at