Willowglass came into being in 2003/04 as a project by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Marshall to produce music in the same vein as the progressive rock acts of the early to mid 1970’s. Andrew had played in numerous bands since the early 1980’s, playing either guitar, bass, or keyboards, covering a variety of styles - rock, pop, funk, blues, etc. However, his passion remained throughout for progressive rock. During a hiatus, and after a period of writing, he was joined by Dave Brightman on drums (who previously played in the same blues band as Andrew in the 1990’s) for the recording of the first Willowglass album.
Following its (unexpected) success, a second album, Book Of Hours, was recorded in 2008, as well as some additional tracks for projects by Finnish based Colossus Magazine (released via Musea Records). Again he was joined by Dave Brightman for these recordings.
After a five year gap, the third album (The Dream Harbour) was released. This time Andrew was joined by Hans Jörg Schmitz (drums) and Steve Unruh (flute/violin/guitar) in order to expand the sound, diversity, and musicianship on the album.
Andrew now sees Willowglass as a continually evolving project, incorporating the talents of different musicians as the sound of Willowglass develops.