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Stage of History is a Lincoln based experimental music act. Blending genres from Dance to Indie, Rock to Electronica and more, Stage’s goal is to create a diverse soundscape. All music is written and sequenced by Andrew Beeken who also plays guitar and keys.

A return…

Hello all! Things have been quiet here for a while. I’ve been busy working and taking some time out on my other projects at Short Cut Films. I’ve also been struggling to find out what Stage of History really is. I spent some time trying to figure out how to bring Rapture to a live audience, looking at turning it into a film, maybe a one man show, perhaps putting a band together. In my mind none of this really seemed to click; the tracks didn’t sound right outside of the recording and everything sort of lost momentum.

Jump forward a few months and I’m revisiting everything. I’ve written a new EP which I shall be putting on Bandcamp soon and I’ve uploaded one of my favourite tracks from Rapture, Dreaming of Analise, to SoundCloud (you can hear it below, too!).

For me, Stage of History is a recorded project. I’ll be trying to release tracks on SoundCloud fairly regularly – there’s a bunch of stuff from recent sessions that I’ve not been wholly happy with for an extended recording but I’ll be looking to share.

So keep your eyes here and there, listen, enjoy and share – that’s all I can ask for!

Stage of History on the radio!

Tim Johns at BBC Lincolnshire played Coming Down on his Introducing in Lincolnshire show! Check it out on iPlayer here:

New Track! Polly

Fiddling with some new recording gear, this turned from an experiment into a fully fledged and mixed track. It’s a cover of Nirvana’s Polly, with added Stage of Historyness. This is also the first SoH track to feature vocal samples. It’s a free download on SoundCloud so check it out, and don’t forget that Rapture is also available from BandCamp! (

Rapture – available now!

The new album from Stage of History, Rapture, is now available on BandCamp for only £1.50. Ten original tracks, written and produced by Andrew Beeken, in addition to a bonus single mix of the track Coming Down which is also available to hear below.

Click here to listen to and buy the complete album, Rapture.

New Blog

Welcome to the Stage of History blog. A quick background, my name is Andrew Beeken; I live in Lincoln, UK and, among other things, I make music. I have two musical projects at the moment, Stage of History and Mystery Beer Can. The latter is predominantly folk/acoustic music and is currently inactive. The reason for this is that I’m finding more enjoyment with Stage of History – the experimental nature of the music here allows me to try out different things.

I have one SoH release, Surfing for Compliments – it’s embedded on the front page, or you can listen to it on Soundcloud (you can also download it from there). This was very much me dipping my toes in the water of this type of music and, as such, is a little rough around the edges. I’m currently working on a new release which I hope to have up soon which I am very pleased with! The production work and mixing is to a much higher standard and I can’t wait to share it!

In the meantime, please drop any comments here and follow me on SoundCloud as well as Twitter.