Steve Petch

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NEBO 13 (It’s just not cricket)

In hindsight Nebo 13 (North East Bake Off) may have been better off being Nebo12+1 or Nebo14-1 and not been held on the 13th May as the event became victim to bad luck only a week before it was to take place. Our venue became unavailable for the whole day only being able to accommodate …

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Two camps of The Progmeister

2023 finds me reflecting more and more on the positive things that happened in the past to stave off the dark forebodings incurred by the current state of the world. After well over forty years as a health professional and well over fifty odd years of being a music fanatic I find myself in the …

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Making Shore | Damanek

Fate can play a part in many successful ventures whether it be a windfall of some kind or the receipt of positive news. One such case is that of Damanek, the members of which met whilst playing in separate bands at Summers End festival in the UK. Three albums on and shedding one of the …

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What a year eh?

What a year eh? The beginning of what could still be World War 3, the tanking of our economy, the Boris Johnson debacle and the ensuing political fallout with the revolving door prime ministers and not least the passing of the queen and all that went along with that. Forgive me if I left anything …

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HRH Prog a sad disappointment.

What i know about HRH Prog you could write on the back of a postage stamp. I remember with fondness attending one of their events in Sheffield a few years back using a one of their now infamous free tickets won by my good friend Johnny Blakey which for some strange reason you paid for. …

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The Progmeister in a world of his own.

Depressing times with the state of the economy and the war waged on Ukraine by Russia. 2022 is proving to be a real bummer in so many ways for so many people. I attended the funeral of a fiend and joined the legions of hip pain sufferers sleeping even less than I was a year …

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Dreaming David K | Dreams Of Progress

Dreams Of Progress is the second album by Dreaming David K arriving at Progmeister towers some weeks ago and received a fair bit of play before I set about reviewing it. A quick reminder for those who missed my review of the first album or those new to Dreaming David K the nucleus of the …

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The Tangent | Songs From The Hard Shoulder.

  I was with the Tangent from the get go all those years ago despite in a totally inappropriate way.  I was given the bands first album The Music That Died Alone By a then friend who to my horror had downloaded it from a site called Bit Torrent. I say horror because this is …

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