Haken is a a young but respected London-based progressive rock band formed in 2007. This six-piece started strong, rose to the top of the progressive market, and ended up producing the 80-minute epic Aquarius in 2010. Musically Haken is many-faceted: sometimes song-oriented, sometimes avant-garde, often heavy, and always prog.
Initially the band was the project of three school buddies, Richard Henshall (guitar, keys), Ross Jennings (vocals), and Matthew Marshall (guitar). They were soon joined by keyboardist Peter Jones and drummer Raymond Hearne. With the help of To-Mera guitarist Tom MacLean on bass, they recorded a three cut demo in 2007 that received good responses and got the band booked in support of Riverside that year. In 2008 they recorded three more tracks and released a full-length demo including all six tracks.