Category Archive: Featured

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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May 10 2017

Big Big Train | Grimspound

This album has been long awaited by BBT fans including myself for a while and based on their previous releases i did not want to write my review using promo downloads or simple slip case CD etc as so often can happen. Experience has taught me that in the past BBT albums are meticulously thought …

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Apr 12 2017

Procol Harum | Novum

Yet another band that eluded me over the years Procol Harum left me with a view of them tainted by my youth. Let’s get it over with shall we? Whiter Shade Of Pale was always going to be a tough act to follow and for those of a certain age like myself with a memory …

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Apr 05 2017

Steve Hackett | The Night Siren

The Northern lights, standing stones and what appears to be a Martian-like landscape are what greet you on first site of Steve Hackett’s latest aural adventure. An intriguing,colourful and relevant image portraying nicely the content of the music here. My findings here are based on both the vinyl and CD versions of album my preference …

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Mar 17 2017

Elbow | Little Fictions

I have had a strong liking for Elbow’s refreshing honestly portrayed music since i watched their Live At Joderal Bank concert. As far as progressive music is concerned i think Elbow represent the best of contemporary musicians that leave me spell bound with the story telling nature of their songs whilst not forgetting the all …

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Feb 24 2017

Once & Future Band

There is something gratifying about being greeted with a smile and a merry “hello Progmeister”. It really makes a man feel important even when he’s not. This is my usual greeting when i enter my local vinyl emporium Sound It Out records  situated in the icy wastes of the great North East of the UK. …

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Jan 27 2017

IQ | Scrape Across The Sky Blu-ray

Just about every event in my rather busy life conspired against me catching one of IQ’s Road Of Bones concerts much to my dismay. Work, illness you name it and it happened all at the time IQ’s gigs in the last couple of years seemed to take place. So, on hearing about the pending release …

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