May 19 2017

Nostalgia, there’s nowt wrong with it!

It’s been a busy year in a lot of ways so far. I became a granddad for the first time, handed over the running of my beloved Audio event Nebo to a friend, continue to contribute to my Progmeister website and of course record my radio show for ARFM Rock Radio. I still love to …

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May 10 2017

Big Big Train | Grimspound

This album has been long awaited by BBT fans including myself for a while and based on their previous releases i did not want to write my review using promo downloads or simple slip case CD etc as so often can happen. Experience has taught me that in the past BBT albums are meticulously thought …

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Apr 28 2017

April Progcast

Join me on Sunday at 2pm for the April Progcast on ARFM Rock Radio. This month i will be playingNew music from Prog legend Steve Hackett. The Mute Gods and Procol Harum as well as classic tracks from Camel, Pink Floyd and Van Der Graaff Generator. All this and more. Oh yes, and me Steve …

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Apr 12 2017

Procol Harum | Novum

Yet another band that eluded me over the years Procol Harum left me with a view of them tainted by my youth. Let’s get it over with shall we? Whiter Shade Of Pale was always going to be a tough act to follow and for those of a certain age like myself with a memory …

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Apr 05 2017

Steve Hackett | The Night Siren

The Northern lights, standing stones and what appears to be a Martian-like landscape are what greet you on first site of Steve Hackett’s latest aural adventure. An intriguing,colourful and relevant image portraying nicely the content of the music here. My findings here are based on both the vinyl and CD versions of album my preference …

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Mar 17 2017

Elbow | Little Fictions

I have had a strong liking for Elbow’s refreshing honestly portrayed music since i watched their Live At Joderal Bank concert. As far as progressive music is concerned i think Elbow represent the best of contemporary musicians that leave me spell bound with the story telling nature of their songs whilst not forgetting the all …

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Mar 07 2017

This year so far.

The most awful thing about Malware is that just like unproven insults and innuendo mus sticks. Even after being clear of it for over a year now the hackers all but destroyed my website and thanks to my friend Bob Mulvey who with the aid of his wife rebuilt, renamed and allowed me to continue …

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Feb 24 2017

Once & Future Band

There is something gratifying about being greeted with a smile and a merry “hello Progmeister”. It really makes a man feel important even when he’s not. This is my usual greeting when i enter my local vinyl emporium Sound It Out records  situated in the icy wastes of the great North East of the UK. …

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