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Nine Stones Close is an English progressive rock group from the Netherlands whose name comes from the standing stones of the same name found in Derbyshire. The band started out as a solo project by multi-instrumentalist Adrian Jones (Numb & Lie Big) when he moved to the Netherlands. The first CD, St Lo was independently released in 2008 and received heavy airplay on independent progressive rock web-based radio stations, particularly on The Rogues’ Gallery Progressive Rock Podcast on The Divifing Line. This generated visibility and critical acclaim, which in turn inspired the 2010 follow up Traces that saw Adrian teaming up with Brendan Eyre (Riversea), Marc Atkinson (Mandalaband, Riversea), and Neil Quarrell. In 2013, the third album One Eye on the Sunrise saw Nine Stones Close take further steps away from being a project towards becoming a band with Adrian Jones, Marc Atkinson, and Brendan Eyre being joined by Peter Vink (Q65/Ayreon/Star One/Finch) and Pieter van Hoorn (Knight Area).
- Studio albums
- Singles and EPs
- Current members
- Adrian Jones - guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals (2008–present)
- Pieter Van Hoorn - drums and percussion (2011–present)
- Christiaan Bruin - keyboards (2014–present)
- Adrian "Aio" O'Shaughnessy - vocals (2014–present)
- Former members
- Mark John Atkinson - vocals (2009-2012)
- Brendan Eyre - keyboards (2009-2013)
- Neil Quarrell - bass (2010-2011)
- Peter Vink - bass (2011-2015)