Steve Petch

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Jan 21 2018

Zeelley Moon | Zeelley Moon

Zeelley Moon is the vehicle for boards man and singer Patrick Molesworth’s original song writing exploits. Pat is a gigging muso in local bands and this comes across in his playing. I always appreciate the competence of seasoned musicians and this collection of ten mostly upbeat tracks is filled to it’s seems with them.  Apart …

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Jan 13 2018

Gleb Kolyadin | Gleb Kolyadin

Who is Gleb Kolyadin? A Russian spy? a novelist? or even a rebel fighter? No, none of these. Gleb as it turns out is a talented Russian pianist who in 2010 formed Iamthemorning with singer and cohort Marjana Semkina, recording three anbums between 2012 and 2016 when they won Progressive Music Award for album of …

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Dec 26 2017

The Progmeister’s top ten albums of 2017

2017 has been quite a difficult year for me personally and once again work commitments have prevented me from attending many gigs that a consequently missed out on and contributing to the Progmeister site. However, my monthly Progcast show for ARFM Rock radio seems to be gathering a few more followers which makes it worthwhile. …

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Dec 26 2017

Last Progcast of 2017

Join me on new years eve for a three hour show featuring a round up of the best albums of 2017.  The show starts at 1pm sharp through till 4pm on ARFM Rock Radio. Simply go to the ARFM home page and click on play. I will be playing some Prog classics too, to remind …

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Dec 21 2017

Frangible | Nopa Versus Paul Birchall

In the closing days of 2017 i was doubtful whether or not i would fit in another review as the most recent crop of releases didn’t quite inspire me. So imagine my surprise when i received a call from Paul Birchall of Combination Head fame who informed me that his new album was nearing completion …

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Dec 13 2017

Virgil & Steve Howe | Nexus

Being a Yes fan for all of my adult life pretty much means it is prerequisite to enthuse about the work of Steve Howe. Steve is a virtuoso guitarist and always commands attention whether listening to via your preferred medium or watching his always lively performances.  Nexus finds Steve teamed up with son Virgil who …

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Nov 23 2017

No Man | Returning Jesus (2017 Reissue)

It’s a sign of the times that so many record companies and artistes remaster back catalogues and include musical sketches, demo songs and alternative mixes. Many are worthwhile purchases and some are not. So when No Man’s reissue of their 2001 album Returning Jesus arrived for review at Progmeister towers it was greeted with a …

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Nov 20 2017

November Progcast Show

November’s Progcast show is all set for take off on Sunday 26th November in my usual slot between 2pm and 4pm. I will be playing music by Led Zeppelin, Mostly Autumn, E.L.P. Pink Floyd and of course Camel as well as some new tunes by Virgil & Steve Howe, Dave Kerzner, Todd Rundgren and Agusa. …

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