Steve Petch

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Camel live at The Royal Albert Hall. | A personal journey.

  Camel fans in my experience are without doubt the most loyal and loving that any band could ever wish for. There is always a lot of love in the room when and where ever they play. Having returned to live touring a few years back staging their epic Snow Goose album Camel revived the …

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IQ | 2018 Remix – 25th Anniversary Edition.

  Those of you who listen to my show on ARFM Rock Radio or may have read any of my blogs will know my current views on the box set culture especially with regards to reissues. So when the 25 year reissue of Ever by Prog stalwarts IQ landed hot off the press at Progmeister …

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Damanek | In Flight

Described as “genre defying”, Damanek have wasted no time since their debut album “On Track” in getting back into the studio and crafting another full and interesting musical journey. The core staff at Damanek is Dan Mash on bass (Mashine,) Guy Manning on vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards and percussion (The Tangent/Manning) and Marek Arnold on …

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Big Big Train | Merchants OF Light

In September 2017 Prog stalwarts Big Big Train played three concerts at London’s Cardogan Hall just of Sloan Square.  I was lucky enough to have been one of the passengers on the Saturday presentation of which i enjoyed every minute. It must have been very gratifying for the band to have luminaries such as Steve …

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Southern Empire | Civilisation

Civilisation is the second album by Australian band Southern Empire and i have been looking forwards to getting my hands on a copy for review so a big thanks to Ann at GEP for my promo copy. Having previously reviewed a four disc box by Unitopia the band from which Southern Empire was born from …

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Yuka & Chronoship | The Ship

One of the few labels i dislike the most is Prog Metal closely followed by Prog Metal itself. However, every once in a while i am sent an album that i don’t as readily reject as swiftly as i would normally especially with traces and traits of said sub-genre.  Such an album recently turned up …

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Adam Holzman | Truth Decay

Been keeping my eye on Adam Holzman since watching him his keyboards play with Steven Wilson’s band a few years back on the Raven That Refused To Sing tour. I thought then as i do now that there is something special about Adam’s playing which left me wondering how i never came across him before. …

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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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