Step Ahead biography (ProgArchives)
French act STEP AHEAD was active in the early 80's. Their only release prior to breaking up, 1982's "Step Ahead" has seen lots of praise coming it's way, which has led to the album being reissued two times so far. In many ways the band, dominated by the contributions of Christain Robin (guitars), Claudie Truchi (keyboards) and Danny Brown (vocals) were a precursor of things to come. Symphonic rock of late 70's Yes is a clear influence, but mixed with classical influences and 80's keyboards the resulting sound was quite similar to what was to be coined Neo Progressive in England a couple of years later. Other musicians participating on the only album made by this talented group are Gerard Macia (guitars), Antoine Ferrera (bass), Jean-Yves Dufournier (drums), Alain Lejeune (keyboards), Philippe Recht (bass), Emmanuel Riquier (drums).