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Homage to the king.

What to do on a very rainy day in New York? Well for this boy there was no better way than pay homage to The King. Not Elvis Presley but the king of Prog, the late Keith Emerson. Keith’s famous Moog modular synthesiser and Hammond C3 organ have been on display at the Metropolitan Museum …

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Genesis Of The Progmeister Has Been A Revelation.

It’s been ten years now since I invented my alter ego The Progmeister. Blimey, ten years. Many things have happened in that time some great some not so great. Progressive Rock or “Prog” is a form of music I have enjoyed since childhood and as a consequence became incensed by comments made in a BBC …

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The End Is Nigh

Apocalyptic yes, though nearer the truth than we care to think as far as our Prog and mostrecently pop heroes are concerned and as they pass away. In some cases this is due to the natural aging process and others like Keith Emerson, Richard Wright, Sid Barrett, Chris Squire, Greg Lake, Peter, Bardens and most …

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A New Adventure In Hi-Fi

Two things I am passionate about are music and Hi-Fi (Audio). I am always moved by just how powerful, healing and uplifting music can be when experienced fore good quality audio equipment. This was further demonstrated recently when I was fortunate enough to visit the home of Caron Jones who listens to my show every …

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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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The gig economy.

No no no, nothing to do with Uber taxi’s, motorbike couriers or pizza delivery drivers. I refer to the cost of attending gigs and the law of diminishing returns. Most gigs incur travel costs and sometimes the cost of an overnight stay especially should you live as i do in the North East were many …

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Progmeister Facebook Page

Finally, the Prog calendar seems to be slowly creeping into life unlike spring. Having enjoyed the fine performance of Steven Wilson and his band of top notch minstrels in late March heralds the start of my gig attendance for the year. Lots to look forwards too though including Jethro Tull, Marillion, Camel and Barclay James …

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Snowbound musical weekend.

Interesting weekend music wise. Been playing Gleb Kolyadin’s debut on vinyl. Absolutely wonderful. Fabulous Pianist and proves that not all Russian’s mean us all harm. I have also been revisiting some of my really old albums that haven’t seen the light of day for years, like the first Journey album and Caravan’s Blind Dog At …

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