Saracen

Marilyn - Saracen

MARILYN

Saracen’s 2011 opus, about the life & times of Hollywood’s greatest ever icon. Featuring Robin Beck as Marilyn.

SARACEN - the history

Check out their 30-year dynasty.....

DISCOGRAPHY

MARILYN

Concept album inspired by the life of Marilyn Monroe. An intoxicating mix of classic rock, powerful ballads and evocative lyrics...

VOX IN EXCELSO

Concept album based upon the history of The Knights Templar; their enigmatic existence, inextricably linked to the bloodline of Christ...

RED SKY - HEROES, SAINTS & FOOLS

Beautifully packaged double-CD from Escape Music. Includes both albums (from 2003 and 1981 respectively) plus the full suite of lyrics...

RED SKY

Saracen’s ‘second coming’ release from 2003. Heavy symphonic rock, including re-works of several classics from their halcyon days...

HEROES, SAINTS & FOOLS

The 1981 ground-breaking debut album. Now one half of the double-CD offering (above) complete with bonus tracks...

LATEST NEWS

23rd August 2014
NEW ALBUM.....
23rd August 2014
REDEMPTION.....
17th June 2012
SAD, SAD NEWS.....

John Thorne, the original Saracen drummer, passed away peacefully on Thursday 7th June 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Aside from being a great rock drummer, John was the most affable, warm-hearted person it was possible to meet. This photograph (with John centre) was taken in Matlock during the summer of 1982.

The remaining Saracen members, from those halcyon days of the early 80's (left-to-right: Jason Gardner, Richard Lowe, Rob Bendelow and Steve Bettney) attended John's 'Celebration of Life', in Matlock Bath, on 15th June. So too did 80's road crew stalwarts Tony Casson, John 'Squib' Mannion and Aiden 'Dave' McHaffie.

In his eulogy, Rob said, "When visiting John and his lovely family a week before he passed away, I found his peace of mind and sheer bravery concerning the journey he was on to be truly uplifting and humbling".

John described his time with Saracen (circa 1979 - 1984) to be some of the best years of his life, holding dear the recording and many performances of the band's debut album - 'Heroes, Saints & Fools'. "I am honoured to have shared those years and memories with John", said Rob.

Saracen's forthcoming new album - 'Redemption' - will be dedicated to John, whose passing leaves a big hole in so many lives, particularly for his wife Anne and children Jake, Maddy and Sam.

A wonderful man...sadly missed...fondly remembered. John Thorne (1959 - 2012)

25th January 2012
RADIO INTERVIEW.....

Check out Rich Davenport's interview with Rob (aired January 2012) here:

http://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-saracen-rob-bendelow-interview/