White is a progressive rock band formed by Alan White in 2005.
Alan White has achieved great success in his role as the drummer with Yes, as well as having worked with John Lennon, George Harrison and Joe Cocker. Alan White had previously worked with two Seattle-based bands, MerKaBa and Treason (including guesting on Treason's eponymous 1997 album). Alan White and Treason keyboardist Ted Stockwell began working with MerKaBa on a new album, with Treason's guitarist, Karl Haug, subsequently becoming involved.
The MerKaBa identity was dropped and the band took on the new name of White. An album was completed in mid-2004 with Stockwell on keys to have been called New Day (tracks: "Fate", "The Way You See Me", "DreamAway", "New Day", "Shine", "Up", "Loyal", "Rite of Rain", "Mighty Love", "Burn All the Maps", "Waterhole (I'll Come Around)") and the band played a small number of live dates in the Seattle area. However, the band and Stockwell split and the album was not released. Geoff Downes, who had previously worked with Alan White in Yes, joined in April 2005 and the entire album was re-recorded, re-working songs from New Day and adding new material.
The album White was released in 2006, with Alan White, Kevin Currie, Steve Boyce, Karl Haug and Geoff Downes. Occasional live work followed, but Downes left the band given other commitments. The band continued, with a number of replacement keyboardists, including Phil Davis. Former MerKaBa member, Richard "Wayo" Hogan, also worked with them in 2006.
After a period of inactivity, White returned with a new line-up and occasional live work, again in the Seattle area, in September 2010. The current line-up retains Alan White (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Karl Haug (guitars, backing vocals) and Steve Boyce (bass, guitar, backing vocals), who are now joined by two musicians from the Yes tribute band Parallels (who have previously worked with Alan White): Robyn Dawn (vocals) and Jonathan Sindelman (keys).
Live, set lists have included material by Yes and John Lennon.
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