Jun 20 2017

Classic Prog special

It had dawned of me off late that whilst i have been enthusiastic during my monthly shows for ARFM Rock Radio with regards to playing new releases and contemporary offerings of progressive music that i lost site of the roots and innovators of what we refer to as Prog. To this end and with the …

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Jun 17 2017

The trouble with fronting a band.

They say all good things come to an end and recently North Eastern musician Tony Patterson decided to hang up his Slipperman suit to concentrate on his own projects entering a new phase of his musical career which includes little or no live performances. Being in a Genesis tribute band especially one of the biggest …

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Jun 10 2017

Damanek | On Track

You know when you hear a song and you just can’t place the singer or the guitarist? There’s something familiar but you just can’t think what it is? Such a thing happened to me recently as i was listening to a freebie sampler and stumbled upon a stand out song. On further investigation i discovered …

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Jun 04 2017

Manchester!

Manchester, THE PROGMEISTER is with you!!!!!!!!!!!

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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