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 31 2017

John Wetton RIP

The first time i ever heard John Wetton’s voice was 1974 when i bought a King Crimson single  from our local record shop. It was a song called The Night Watch Taken as it was from the album Starless And Bible Black. In my ignorance i played the B side first which happened to be …

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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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Jan 21 2017

Village Hall Magenta

For lovers of Magenta and IQ there is a little treat in store for you should you live in the North Yorkshire area. Check this out folks…  

Dec 31 2016

A very happy new year from us all at team Progmeister.

I am not going to make an attempt at listing the beautiful people we have lost this year in both music and the arts as it has already been done numerous times artisticly and passionately. I will however lament the passing, loss and personal sorrow i feel that two musicians of a band that shaped …

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Dec 24 2016

The Progmeister’s top Ten Albums of 2016.

What a year eh? In the music world it’s been a bloody awful one loosing as we have my all time hero Keith Emerson as well as legends David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Roye Albrighton, Prince, Rod Temperton, James Woolley, Gilli Smith Greg Lake and most recently Rick Parfitt. This short list only scratches the surface …

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Dec 18 2016

New Hackett album set for March

Steve Hackett: The Night Siren       Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), releases his latest album The Night Siren on 24th March 2017 through InsideOut Music (Sony).  As implied in the title, The Night Siren is a wake-up call… the warning of a siren sounding in this era of …

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Dec 17 2016

Christmas Progcast

It’s been a hell of a year for music and the arts in general losing so many wonderful legends. Indeed in the words of her majesty it has been an Annus Horriblus. With the most recent loss being Greg Lake it is fitting that we steer from our normal format of including new releases etc …

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