The roots of Knight Area go back to 1982, when Gerben Klazinga started to write his first symphonic rock songs. These songs were about a boy in search of his identity (to some extent an autobiographical saga). In 2002, his brother Joop saw the potential of the songs and persuaded Gerben to record an album. In his studio, Gerben laid down the keyboard tracks and some drum tracks, and asked various musicians to contribute to the album. Late 2003, Gerben and Joop completed the production of the album, and sent it out to several record companies. The reward came when 10 out of the 12 approached record companies were interested in releasing the album! The American record company The Laser’s Edge was chosen and soon the first Knight Area album, The Sun Also Rises, was a fact.

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