Category Archive: Featured

Sep 20 2017

September Show

OK, the stuff i play on my show is in my head is simply the best. I have no doubt we all feel thesame way? With this in mind i will this month venture more into the things that i love to hear and not just the requests and new music i am sent to …

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Sep 16 2017

Gentle Giant | Three Piece Suite

I recently received a parcel from BJFPR containing a rather intriguing two disc digipak entitled Three Piece Suite. I was all the more intrigued as  I glanced at the rear of the beautifully presented case and read through the myriad of tracks in their many guises. Three Piece Suite it turns out is selected tracks …

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Aug 31 2017

Steven Wilson | To The Bone

Like many prog fans I was at work when Steven Wilson appeared on BBC breakfast news. And like many I suspect felt robbed of the experience. Thank goodness for BBC i-player eh? I listened and watched intently as the current messiah of Prog spoke and conducted himself so eloquently. As Steven discussed his new album …

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Jul 04 2017

Mostly Autumn | Sight Of Day

Many moons ago i trundled my way through the rain to see a band i had eagerly waited to see play for quite some time. It would have been around 2001 or even 2002 that i arrived at The Woodcutter pub to watch Mostly Autumn play. A few weeks prior i had purchased their new …

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Jun 27 2017

The Tangent | The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery.

Never one to sit on his hands even following a heart attack and all that goes with it Andy Tillison the creative mind and engine of The Tangent set about writing a brace of songs and musical pieces that reflect just what’s on his mind lately. World affairs especially the plight of the migrant crisis …

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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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