Steve Petch

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Apr 25 2018

April’s show

Join me Steve Petch on ARFM Rock Radio this Sunday 29th April at 2pm -4pm. I will be playing music from Prog legends Camel, Keith Emerson, King Crimson and Marillion. New music from the boys up North Riversea, John Holden, the rather brilliant Adam Holzman and The Swan’s Chorus. All this and much more. For …

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Apr 15 2018

The gig economy.

No no no, nothing to do with Uber taxi’s, motorbike couriers or pizza delivery drivers. I refer to the cost of attending gigs and the law of diminishing returns. Most gigs incur travel costs and sometimes the cost of an overnight stay especially should you live as i do in the North East were many …

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Apr 08 2018

Ra, the continuing dynasty

       Tyneside musician Tony Patterson is about to embark on the continuing dynasty of his 2006 album Ra. Many will remember the epic Egyptian feel of Tony’s eponymous album which to this day remains a firm favourite with me. As Tony has only just announced that work in the studio has just begun there is …

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Apr 02 2018

Progmeister Facebook Page

Finally, the Prog calendar seems to be slowly creeping into life unlike spring. Having enjoyed the fine performance of Steven Wilson and his band of top notch minstrels in late March heralds the start of my gig attendance for the year. Lots to look forwards too though including Jethro Tull, Marillion, Camel and Barclay James …

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Apr 02 2018

The Franky Valentyn Project | All In A Dream

Franky Valentyn is an Australian musician based in Blacktown amidst Sydney’s west suburbs. The fact that Franky is a self taught musician with no formal training or ability to read music hasn’t prevented him from being a successful multi instrumentalist and musical director. Proof that talent triumphs over academia.  Having written and recorded music for …

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Apr 02 2018

Riversea | The Tide

Riversea can never be accused of rushing the recording process, their debut album Out Of An Ancient World  being released in the spring of 2012. However, when time and care is taken to pay meticulous attention to detail it shows in the end product. From the outset it is plain to see and hear the …

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Mar 19 2018

Snowbound musical weekend.

Interesting weekend music wise. Been playing Gleb Kolyadin’s debut on vinyl. Absolutely wonderful. Fabulous Pianist and proves that not all Russian’s mean us all harm. I have also been revisiting some of my really old albums that haven’t seen the light of day for years, like the first Journey album and Caravan’s Blind Dog At …

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Mar 14 2018

March Progcast

What a month eh? March 2018! Cut off by snow drifts and the handicap of driving a sports car had me and many more folks struggling to get to work and socialising.  In a month when we lose one of the greatest minds in the world Stephen Hawkin and from the world of entertainment Sir …

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